Custom overhead aux switches, Ford style

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how did it turn out?
 
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Ran into some small complications trying to install it today, had to do quite a lot of cutting on the plastic structure above the headliner for the blade connectors and wires to fit. In the process of attempting, I managed to mess up the paint on the modified switch bezel, so I’ll have to clean it up and repaint tomorrow.

The harness is in place now though, wrapped in fabric tape the whole way and ran down the driver side A pillar alongside the factory wires. Ran it right out through the clutch blockoff plate, I’ll finish it from there tomorrow. Nothing but boring wiring pics as of yet lol

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Bad picture and dirty headliner but it’s done, really like the way it turned out! Location is out of the way but convenient, and it looks about how Dodge might have done it back in 09 if factory aux switches had been an option there. Also swapped out my center stack for my spare so no more tacky looking switches there.

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Long way to go on the exterior of this truck and still a few interior things but I’m happy to have almost all the wiring done. Now to install the rest of the lights, hopefully I’ll be getting a new front bumper soon I can mount them in.

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Looks good

You wanna go with a stock bumper or something fabricated ?
Thanks! Either a stock 13+ bumper+grill, or I have a ranch hand for 09-12 I got cheap, but it’s bent up and and needs to be straightened out. I’d kinda rather the 13+ bumper since a ranch hand is pretty heavy for a half ton front end, but haven’t been able to find a solid used one.
 

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Thanks! Either a stock 13+ bumper+grill, or I have a ranch hand for 09-12 I got cheap, but it’s bent up and and needs to be straightened out. I’d kinda rather the 13+ bumper since a ranch hand is pretty heavy for a half ton front end, but haven’t been able to find a solid used one.
I got a stocker from my 2017 2500 for sale
Think that would work for you ?

 
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I got a stocker from my 2017 2500 for sale
Think that would work for you ?

I’m really looking for something with fog light holes this time around. Didn’t realize you’re also in michigan though, I’m from Jackson area
 

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I’m really looking for something with fog light holes this time around. Didn’t realize you’re also in michigan though, I’m from Jackson area
No worries,I just figured I'd mention it since I'm tired of tripping over them and you're local enough that you might be able to pick it up

I'm right on the lakeshore, it's a pretty cool area

But for sure, don't settle for what isn't exactly what you want
 
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