Dash toggle switch

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Audio and Electronics' started by Raphael Muscarelle, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Raphael Muscarelle

    Raphael Muscarelle Active Member

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    I've been trying to get toggle switches that will fit into factory panels of 2011 prius. With no luck. Switches I have found on eBay that say they fit just don't.
    I am trying to control low voltage usb led signs.

    Anyone know which toggle switch actually fit.

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    There are ones you can get that are round, and you drill a hole in the blank panels....

     
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    I spent weeks researching this last year, made several purchases from eBay, and like you found -- nothing fits. I even tried ordering an OEM Toyota switch from Japan, but that was not the SPST that I was expecting.

    Bottom line, ASRDogman is correct. I ended up drilling a hole and using this switch:
    www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012IJ38S6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    If you find a switch that fits, please circle back and update this thread, please.
     
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    Thanks! :)
    When I first go my Prius, I bought a usb/audio jack extender that fit perfectly.
    I will search and see if it is still in my ebay history and can get the dimensions.
    I remember measuring and searching for one with the measurements. Some "said" they fit,
    but the measurements were different.

     
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    Like Dogman, and of the mini rectangular switches will fit in a cutout. You can take the insert out and drill and cut it out or file the cutout to fit. If you make a mistake, you can buy replacement inserts.

    Even better, if you have a milling machine, you can mill it out.

    Any like these on Amazon will work.



    Just be sure that you get .187 or 3/16 inch connectors as 1/4 inch ones will not fit well and secure.
     
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    These switches aren't toggles, but they snap right into the panel cutouts, and you can get them with a lot of different markings. Air-On-Board push switches for 2008 Sequoia

    I used one for an AC power inverter installation:

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    Earlier, I had found a different source, rockerswitchpros.com, that would let you send in a graphic file and they would send a switch with that exact graphic. But they didn't do this size switch, at least not back then. They had the size that fit the Gen 1 Prius though.
     
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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    That is about the most OEM looking switch I have seen. Looking forward to your report regarding fit and also whether the power light is good or annoyingly bright.

    (someday I want to learn how they can sell what looks like a good switch and include shipping from China all for under four bucks. That's less that the delivery charge alone from the pizza place on my corner.)
     
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