1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

CDL Switch Installed

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by CharlieS, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. CharlieS

    CharlieS

    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    That has to be the easiest LC mod possible. It took me all of 5 minutes including sitting back to admire my work...

    I wish they all went that quickly.

    Of course, that leaves the pin 7 mod for Saturday. I imagine that one will take a few more minutes.

    Charlie
     
  2. parabola

    parabola

    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2005
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Anyone have a 'how to' on the CDL switch install? I don't even know where the damned thing should go.
     
  3. apcoleman

    apcoleman

    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Location:
    Fairfax, VA
  4. CharlieS

    CharlieS

    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    Yup, that is how I did it.

    My wiring harness plug wasn't wrapped in foam though. It was just taped to the side of the main harness behind the other switches.

    I placed mine in the upper leftmost switch hole above the heat/ac control box. I relocated the security sensor down below the heat/ac controller since it had the longest free wires.

    Got the switch from Cdan in my last order.

    Charlie
     
  5. parabola

    parabola

    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2005
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Thanks! Just ordered mine. I have a busy weekend ahead of me of PM and a CDL switch install!
     
  6. OZCAL

    OZCAL

    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Queensland and California
    I did the CDL switch and the cupholder all on the same weekend.
     
  7. BROKEROB1

    BROKEROB1 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Location:
    York, PA
    I ran my CDL switch over to the left of the column, as I liked the location on the other side. Of course, I had to extend the wires, but the switch over on the left side made more logical sense to me:) :beer:

    Rob
     
  8. OZCAL

    OZCAL

    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Location:
    Queensland and California
    I think that's a good idea. Keeps it out of the way of passengers looking for the sunroof button.
     
  9. BROKEROB1

    BROKEROB1 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Location:
    York, PA
    yes.. your avatar reminds me of my three who love to "drive"
    In having this mod for about 1 year, I have not had a single time that the switch was accidentally depressed.

    Rob
     
  10. acolella

    acolella

    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    OR
    besides it is grouped with the Diff lock dial which is a similar function. makes sense.
     
  11. Hants

    Hants

    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Location:
    Behind the bar
    The Pin 7 mod was a little frustrating for me. Getting the plug un-done made me wish I was one of those mongolian contortionists.

    Then I ended up breaking off the wire trying to figure out how the terminal-pick works with the terminal-locking-mechanism :doh: At that point, I gave up, taped the wire up so it couldn't short, and buttoned everything up.

    Can't think of a reason I would ever want to un-do this mod, so I'm not losing any sleep. :)
     
  12. Hants

    Hants

    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2004
    Location:
    Behind the bar
    I like the idea of moving the CDL switch to the left of the steering wheel... I'll add that to my (ever-growing) list of mods :beer:
     
  13. new2mud

    new2mud

    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Curious if you guys have suggestions on wire routing for extending the CDL to the left side?
     
  14. alkaline747trio

    alkaline747trio

    Messages:
    4,577
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Albemarle NC
    Where are Slee's instructions on putting it in a '91-92?
     
  15. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

    Messages:
    6,289
    Likes Received:
    110
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2003
    Location:
    uhhhh...duh...Northern CA
    You should already have a CDL installed in a 91/92...at least I think you should. Didn't these come standard in the FJ80?
     
  16. alkaline747trio

    alkaline747trio

    Messages:
    4,577
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    Location:
    Albemarle NC
    IDK, looking at a 92 for the pops, since all the other deals seem to fall through and don't see any in the pictures, but none really show where it would be well, so I was just premeditating it. Are they standard on the 91 & 92?