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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

I have a switch I'd like add to my rig and I would like to get the right connector/socket that goes behind it. The white-ish plastic thing that it plugs into…

My google-fu is weak: I get lots of switches. Is there a better term?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

What are you using the switch for? I have sourced rocker switches that will plug into the stock spare slot on the instrument cluster. If you are looking for the connector that mates with a rocker, then either get a switch and harness from a vanagon vulture in the classified or you would need to order the switch with a connector as part of a package. Most automotive switches utilize a .250 or .187 spade tab that will correspond to a mating female crimp terminal.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

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What are you using the switch for? I have sourced rocker switches that will plug into the stock spare slot on the instrument cluster. If you are looking for the connector that mates with a rocker, then either get a switch and harness from a vanagon vulture in the classified or you would need to order the switch with a connector as part of a package. Most automotive switches utilize a .250 or .187 spade tab that will correspond to a mating female crimp terminal.


Harness might have been the term I needed.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

What switch is it that you want to deploy? A picture would help enormously, together with any part numbers that might be on it...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

fxr wrote:
What switch is it that you want to deploy? A picture would help enormously, together with any part numbers that might be on it...


It's the standard Vanagon fog light switch.

I'll see about getting a part number.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

Paulbeard wrote:
...It's the standard Vanagon fog light switch...


I use one of those and just connected to it with ¼" female quick-connects:

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Or possibly an insulated version:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

Yes, your standard female spade connector. Color of insulation dictates gauge of wire.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

Ahwahnee wrote:
Paulbeard wrote:
...It's the standard Vanagon fog light switch...


I use one of those and just connected to it with ¼" female quick-connects...


Ditto (actually, PO gets credit for doing it). I wouldn't use the VW one if you paid me to... those sockets can be a real bitch to remove (just pulled the rear heater harness off its switch for the first time... involved some rather colorful words in the process Evil or Very Mad ).
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Finding the socket that mates with a dash switch Reply with quote

The switch is marked:
944 613 111 00

I have it hooked up with terminal disconnects but I have my reasons for wanting the socket/harness.

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