Retrofit Later Style Push Button Console Buttons

maz124s

True Classic
Hi All

Just wondering is it possible to replace the earlier style switches on the center console switches to the later style buttons, is the wiring completely different as well as the lighting circuit?

Going from this style below

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To this style

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rachaeljf

True Classic
The push button switches have special plugs. It helps to get the plugs with the switches if you can, complete with a few inches of the wires. You can then splice the wires into your loom. The wire colours are generally the same between the looms. If you cannot get the plugs you can re-terminate your wires with the required 4.8 mm crimp on female spade terminals. Use uninsulated terminals and cover them with heat shrink sleeves. Pre-insulated crimp terminals are too bulky to fit. You will have to provide new switch illumination supply and ground wiring as the push button switches have individual globes rather than fibre optics.

The push button setup in the photo is fitted upside down!
 

bbrown

Bob Brown
Moderator
You can get these plugs (and swithes too!) from Midwest Bayless if you ask them.
The switches are a bit pricy but it certainly can be done without too much effort.
 
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