AUX switches?

BigMF

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All, I failed to look into this during my test drive a few weeks ago. Are there any Auxilliary switches available in the new LC similar to what they are putting into the 6th Gen 4Runner (see picture).

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These are for adding your own devices (light bar, compressor, etc.) without having to add an aftermarket switch panel like a Switch Pros.
 
I don’t believe so. I had them on my Bronco. They were awesome as Ford had prewired the car for the 6 switches. All you had to do was attach your accessories to the wire at the locations and the, attach the wires to the switch(s) with the correct amperage. Took about 5min of connecting the pre-run wires and you were done.


I would love to be wrong about the LC not having then so please make my day and correct me.
 
I'm pretty sure that space has a trailer brake controller. No aux switches. The only place that I can see where some might be added would be the trim panel located just below the AC controls. On the trims that come with cameras, there is a "View" switch and a block off plate. Shouldn't be too long before someone will 3D print a replacement panel with more switch openings.

On the trims w/o wireless chargers, there might be an area where the charging pad sits. But being there is almost zero storage cubbys in all trims, that is prime real estate.

One might be able to remove the brake controller (wire tie it behind the dash) and use that space
 
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Sure wish they would take a trick out of the jeep play book. My wrangler has 4 aux switches nicely built in to the dash and all the wiring is already run through the fire wall and ends in a nice pigtail up near the grill and battery. Actual wiring up of 2 sets of KC's took minutes.
 
Sure wish they would take a trick out of the jeep play book. My wrangler has 4 aux switches nicely built in to the dash and all the wiring is already run through the fire wall and ends in a nice pigtail up near the grill and battery. Actual wiring up of 2 sets of KC's took minutes.
Yeah, they are doing it in the upcoming 6th gen 4Runner. Wouldn't be surprised if the new Tacoma has them as well.

A switch panel (and lightbar) will be one of the first mods I do after I install my Prinsu rack after I get my tires after I get my wheels after I get my LC. :)
 
No AUX switches in the 2024 LC's. Kind of sucks. Tacomas are coming with them, and the new 4Runner will have them. Not sure why the LC doesn't. Factory AUX switches are one of the best options they're putting in new trucks/SUV's these days, along with factory brake controllers. There's plenty of room for switches under the AC controls - probably going to be an option for 2025. :rolleyes:
 
Looking at photos & the quick reference guide, it looks like depending on the trim there are a couple blanks to the left of the wheel, one to the right next to the "TOW HAUL" switch, and that one in the center next to the camera view switch. I agree with @EOD Guy that last location would probably be the easiest place to modify and add several switches. Otherwise it's four blanks scattered across several locations. Ok if you have only one thing to add I guess?

Edit: that upper right spot is used for fog lights, so only one blank on the left for US models.
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A great show came out a few years ago on Apple TV called "Long Way Up". Ewen McGreggor and a buddy rode electric Harley's from the southern tip of South America to Los Angeles. They partnered with Rivian to provide support trucks and install charging stations all along the route. The R1T was not in production and they had early versions. This was the dash:
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After viewing some very detailed pictures in the Flipper thread, there appears to be 3 blanks for additional switches.

1 - L/H dash switch panel
1 - Next to the Tow Haul Switch (right of the steering wheel)
1 - Next to the "View" switch (trim panel under the A/C controls)

Three will do for me.....LOL
 
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