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I have the Honda switch plate / volt meter / wire harness……and I installed it myself. Also have the Honda windshield wiper wired into the switch and have my winch rocker switch set in that same panel. Plan to put my heater switch in there when (if) the heater ever shows up.

That will leave me one remaining switch location that I would like to use for some LED spot lights on the front of my rig. (I have rear LED lights that I put in with a dash mounted toggle-switch to operate.)

I would like to use the remaining rocker switch location but I don't understand how to wire it up. Where can I buy a rocker switch that will plug into the Honda pre-wired harness (which I already have installed)…..and how can I hook my LED lights (from Amazon) to this circuit? It should not be rocket-surgury?

I simply do not want to pay Honda that much extra money for the convenience of their light package. They simply charge too much for this….IMO.

I think some aftermarket company should put together a package for guys like me. I am willing to pay a small premium….but not the extra hundreds Honda wants for the convenience of their light package.
 

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Using Hondas Accessory Fuse Box for non Honda Accessories

by rellison110 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:00 pm
For those of you that either have or plan to install Hondas accessory switch panel and fuse box, there is an issue that has frustrated me to no end. The switches and plug in connectors are vendor are and proprietary to Honda. Fortunately for any Pioneer owners wanting to install this, I have located and now installed non Honda items using their accessory fuse box and switch panel.

The connectors and associated pins that go inside the connector are available from Mouser Electronics.com and the part numbers are as follows:

Two pin is 538-50-84-1020
Three pin is 538-50-84-1030
Four pin is 538-50-84-1040
The pins is 538-02-08-1002

I have only used the two pin so far, as that was all I need so far. I soldered my connectors.

I purchased switches from OTRATTW.com and they are Carling Tecnologies V series. I chose the Contura two which have two illumination functions. They illuminate with a bar at the bottom of the switch when the head lights are on, and then the designated symbol on the switch lights up when the accessory is in use.

You will need to modify the Honda connectors that plug into the switch panel per Carlings switch wiring diagram. I wired directly into the head light switch wire for the lower illumination function. It is a black and white wire that is under the hood, by the wheel well on the drivers side, and is a two pin connector that if you pull it apart, will disconnect power to the head lights, that will tell you that you have the right wire.
 

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OK thanks Moose. I ordered the same front LED lights you have and a switch and rocker and two-pin connector from the vendors listed. Total cost with shipping from all three locations is about $65. Inlcudes about ten dollars + for freight on the small items. I'll have a little wire and tape to add to the price.

This compares to Honda's price of $300. This is just too much price for the Honda products. I know they gotta make some money…..but ??? Some of these accessory prices are absurd.

Sombody could put a package together and sell me a "kit" for $125. or so. THAT price would be reasonable……and profitable for somebody with a little know-how. It ain't rocket surgery.
 

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Foggy light industries. Specializing in LED technology that's plug n play! I'd like 10% for my link and naming of your company :)
 

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Foggy light industries. Specializing in LED technology that's plug n play! I'd like 10% for my link and naming of your company :)
I sold my biz some years back and went into retirement……so this isn't me. I'm not hungry enough. ;)

But I can see that a person could run a pretty fair business by offering some easy to use / easy to buy, packaged lighting products to meet a specific need or vehicle.

Ive seen it done for tractors, underwater boat lighting and now UTV's. Kinda funny…..jobs seem short supply…..but I can think of lots of business opportunities…..especially with the web to sell your wares. Remarkable times we live in….if your willing to work.
 

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I'm doing this same mod on my new Pioneer. Does anybody know which wires are which on the Honda switch plate harness? I'm looking at my AUX light harness and have a Red wire and a Yellow Wire. Also on the circuit/fuse panel for Aux light and Light Bar slots, which side is Positive and which side is Negative?
 

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I chose to go with after market parts. My switch panel can be found at Academy for $49.99 (Marine Grade). The winch Rocker Switch $15.50 and volt meter $19.99 were bought on eBay. Power was run from the same spot that they tell you to when installing the OEM switch plate harness (as per their instructions). So far I have had good luck with it and no problems.

Marine Raider Electrical 5-Gang Switch Panel | Academy
 

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