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Northwest Technologies 5 Switch Kit installed

 
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Old 02 Sep 2003, 09:36 pm
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Default Northwest Technologies 5 Switch Kit installed

Installed the 5 switch kit that replaces the coin holder. The switches are good switches with excellent feel and positive actuation. Purchased the red illumination, looks very nice. I had to modify the installation procedure slightly, due to the fact that I have a benevento purple carbon fiber kit on the console that I did not want to remove. This made the gap between the tape and the surfaces where that tape is to adhere a little too wide. So I drilled 1/4' hole in the switch plate on 2 sides, and a 1/8" hole inside the change holder area and used #10 x 1/2' sheet metal screws to attach the switch plate. Tightened the screws ONLY to the point where the screwheads contact the switchplate with a slight pressure. The switch plate was not made to be attached w/screws and is fairly pressuere sensative. Too much pressure & it will crack. Used chrome screw covers from a license plate kit to conceal the screws. Pics below:

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Switches on (sorry anout the blue, but the center switch is for the interior neons):


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Old 03 Sep 2003, 09:36 am
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Looks good. Nice installation job. Like the carbon fibre also. Did you put in on the air bag and over the instrumentation gauges?
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Old 03 Sep 2003, 01:14 pm
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BigDogDad, The Benevento kit did not include those pieces. If I can find the right color tint, I might tint those, but thats a lot of work, and I'm not sure that its worth it. I wish I had the bucks to go to the chrome airbag cover, and instrumrnt facia, But alas, my mother married for love and not for money! DRATS !![:I]

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