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What switches you usinng for your LED light bar?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Narbeh, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Narbeh

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    My c4 low pro bumper is getting installed along with my winch and extreme led amber and white led bar. I need two switches to run the lights. What do you guys use and recommend? The simple toggle switches that came with the light bar aren’t to my liking. I want the switches to match the OEM look. Thx.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    Im a fan of these switches but like 4x4Runner stated use a relay instead of hooking up directly to switch, they have kits with these switches on Amazon that come with a wiring harness and relay

    Switch
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HG39RT...olid=2SH2NCV656G32&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Wiring kit with switch and relay
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QYIZ89...olid=2SH2NCV656G32&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
     
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    I prefer the CH4x4 switches for a close to factory match.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:27 AM
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    Things with stuff, but nothing much
    Don't really care for any of the "factory match" style. I'm a retro red rocker man from way back, myself. This $5 Radio Shack 30a runs my Caliraised bar (through a relay). It's centered in the blank, the picture is just taken at an angle.

    It ain't for everyone.

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  8. Mar 13, 2019 at 7:47 AM
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    I didn’t like the blue those used. I had ordered one and had it all wired up. Once I turned it on I went back to my phone to order something else. The AOB switch’s are a near match in color to the OE switches
     
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  9. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:44 AM
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  10. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Going to need relays for the lightbars. The amp rating on most those switches is limited to about 3amps. Light bars can draw more than that. I can draw up a quick schematic a little later on for you.
     
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  11. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    The blue doesnt match perfectly no, but, I also dont have it right next to any of the factory switches, so you cant really tell.
    I have an orange one for the amber part of my led bar, blue for the white part, and another blue one that will be for other external lighting on the roof rack.

    For tiny little lights, you could just use the switches, but for light bars, you definitely need to use relays.
     
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