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Old 12-10-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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Question floor mounted switches

Ok, I've searched and searched. Here and on Google. I can't seem to find a place to get floor mounted, foot operated switches. I know they are out there, but where can I get them?

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Old 12-10-2004, 06:56 PM   #2
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Out of curiosity + free bump = why those?
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:03 PM   #3
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If you can find a really old GM car in a junkyard, they used to use floor-mounted dimmer switches for the headlights. Not sure what year those were discontinued.
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:15 PM   #4
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my dads Nova had those. We are talking mid 70's Nova
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:16 PM   #5
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Out of curiosity + free bump = why those?
my hands can get pretty busy while driving...


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If you can find a really old GM car in a junkyard, they used to use floor-mounted dimmer switches for the headlights. Not sure what year those were discontinued.
I thought of that. My Dad's 69 Mustang had them.

You would think that with all the restoration going on this would be easier.

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:23 PM   #6
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Default ok, I'm a B(.Y.)B

I found it, I have no idea why it took me so long.


http://johnsmustang.com/Catalog/868/

thanks for participating.
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:26 PM   #7
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:32 PM   #8
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there we go, Year One makes good stuff.

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:46 PM   #9
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I mean whats it going to switch?
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:48 PM   #10
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I mean whats it going to switch?
Lights. Big bright Lights!.
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:49 PM   #11
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Lights. Big bright Lights!.
This is actually an awesome idea Marvin... I may enlist your help in doing this myself...

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:50 PM   #12
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I likes

I need to do an ABS switch this weekend.
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:56 PM   #13
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I had my FF1000s hooked up to a dimmer switch mounted in the dead pedal. Worked great, keeps your hands free. Napa part number for the switch is DS114, should be around $8 or so. It's a 3 prong switch, but you only use 2 of them.
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Old 12-10-2004, 09:04 PM   #14
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I had my FF1000s hooked up to a dimmer switch mounted in the dead pedal. Worked great, keeps your hands free. Napa part number for the switch is DS114, should be around $8 or so. It's a 3 prong switch, but you only use 2 of them.
NAPA. even better! I just have to go down the street thanks!

No worries Sergi. I am here for ya my ITN-Brother.
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Old 12-11-2004, 12:19 AM   #15
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If you can find a really old GM car in a junkyard, they used to use floor-mounted dimmer switches for the headlights. Not sure what year those were discontinued.
My '68 Z/28 has that style dimmer.
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Old 12-11-2004, 12:44 AM   #16
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NAPA. even better! I just have to go down the street thanks!
No problem!
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Hmmm, more ideas... Now here's the problem... Oncoming traffic on a turn where you need to downshift... Now how do you turn off the lights at the last second when your foot is operating the clutch?

Still an excellent idea though.
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Old 12-11-2004, 09:15 PM   #18
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Hmmm, more ideas... Now here's the problem... Oncoming traffic on a turn where you need to downshift... Now how do you turn off the lights at the last second when your foot is operating the clutch?

Still an excellent idea though.
That's the reason I got rid of the floor switch and got a wireless remote switch. It's mounted on the back of my steering wheel where it's easy to click on and off without taking my hands off the wheel. And as an added bonus I regained the use of my dead pedal, which I sorely missed. Similar to this Hella model, but mine only has one button to go on and off.
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Imo way cooler than floormounted but then again, floor mounted ABS switch could help soothe my ADHD.
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Old 12-12-2004, 12:19 AM   #20
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Hmmm, more ideas... Now here's the problem... Oncoming traffic on a turn where you need to downshift... Now how do you turn off the lights at the last second when your foot is operating the clutch?

Still an excellent idea though.
who said they were going to be under my feet.

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That's the reason I got rid of the floor switch and got a wireless remote switch. It's mounted on the back of my steering wheel where it's easy to click on and off without taking my hands off the wheel. And as an added bonus I regained the use of my dead pedal, which I sorely missed. Similar to this Hella model, but mine only has one button to go on and off.
I thought of that as well, I found a 10 channel remote relay network. I may yet do it. I posted the original question because I was looking for the foot switch.


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Imo way cooler than floormounted but then again, floor mounted ABS switch could help soothe my ADHD.
10 years ago when I installed those in a previous car, they were cool. They were still military spec at the time. Now they are just too ricey for me

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Now here's the problem... Oncoming traffic on a turn where you need to downshift... Now how do you turn off the lights at the last second when your foot is operating the clutch?
Supposing the switch is indeed near the dead pedal, left foot heel-and-toe, of course.

Roo, how about using the available hole on the left hand side of the steering center (opposite of the cruise control) to mount an aux light stalk there?
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:16 PM   #22
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Supposing the switch is indeed near the dead pedal, left foot heel-and-toe, of course.
exactly. call it a Texas Two Step


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Roo, how about using the available hole on the left hand side of the steering center (opposite of the cruise control) to mount an aux light stalk there?
hmmm, going to have to go out the garage and check that out.

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Old 12-13-2004, 11:39 PM   #23
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hmmm, going to have to go out the garage and check that out.
Well?
Maybe you can scavenge a column-mounted paddle shifter for the switch.
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:10 AM   #24
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hmmm, going to have to go out the garage and check that out.

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Well?
Maybe you can scavenge a column-mounted paddle shifter for the switch.
forgot to mention, that my rex is in a garage 30 miles away during the week I stopped driving it since I got this 97 Impreza LX to drive to work, and I only got one space here at the apartment )

I miss my car now...

I may take a trip out there tommorow night to work on stuff, I'll get back to you, I promise.
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..my rex is in a garage 30 miles away during the week I stopped driving it since I got this 97 Impreza LX to drive to work..
I take it you're resisting the urge to add as much lighting to your daily commuter then (iirc, it already has a pair of aux lighting).

Do let us know what you end up with.
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