Moose, I don't know how to ake it a sticky. I am a good mechanic, but not very techno savy. If you can tell me how to start it, it sounds like I just meed to type all the info in again, which I can do.
I copied your text over here. You should just be able to cut and paste it into a new thread. I think the "Tech Talk" section of the forum would be a great spot for it.
Only moderators can make something sticky. I think this is something that deserves to be though. It's info a lot of people can benefit from and the questions you painstakingly found the answers too, get asked a lot.
Here is your write up text.
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.