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 Post subject: Switches + "toggles"
PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:33 pm 
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Not sure if this counts as a "technical" question. It's probably more of a stupid question.

Anyway, is it possible to directly change the switches on the dash to "TOGGLES"? (toggle as the would refer to them on minisport)y

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 Post subject: Re: Switches + "toggles"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:23 am 
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Perfectly ok, provided the switch is up to it, the early Minis all used toggle switches

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 Post subject: Re: Switches + "toggles"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:57 pm 
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Any recommendation on which toggles to use

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 Post subject: Re: Switches + "toggles"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:33 pm 
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The Somerford website is a great source of info. Quality company to deal with too.

Check out http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/in ... page&id=86

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 Post subject: Re: Switches + "toggles"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:56 pm 
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Not as easy as it would first appear. You can replace the headlamp switch with the mk 1 item but you will find it hard to get other switches to match it. Each of the switches has a different operation and you need to find a range of switches that will match thoes functions. Also the rocker switches include a light which for brake test and fog light you may need for an NCT.
KMG fitted toggles on his GT so that may be a good place to start.

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 Post subject: Re: Switches + "toggles"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:38 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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As Woody said,some of the switches are a direct replacement but the hazard switch took a total of 3 relays which included a changeover relay,a double make relay and the flashing relay itself to replace one switch.You can use toggle switches with an LED built in which just needs a negative to supply the LED.I use Vehicle Wiring Supplies in the UK for my supplies and the offer a great service.Here is a link to the LED toggles
http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/p ... h-with-led

There is also these ones ready assembled.
https://www.facebook.com/wiredbywilson2?pnref=story

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