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What goes in these blanks?

I've just fitted RickHondaR's ambient lighting, and I'd like a switch to turn them on/off. There are literally THOUSANDS of types of switch I could use, but I noticed something today (while fitting them):

What would these blanking plates be if they were switches? on Civics that have more gizmo's than my SE that is?

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Those are usually the switches that control the car seat heaters for both the passenger and driver seats...

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as above.... or they are handy for fitting switches for foot well lighting
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as above.... or they are handy for fitting switches for foot well lighting
Or rocket launchers
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Cheers guys, I'll post pics of the finished product when I decide on what switch to use.
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Or rocket launchers
e bay?? you should change your name to Q!!!
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Just measured the width of these blanks, and this switch should sit in nicely:
Metal LED Push Button Switch (Blue Ring, Latching) | eBay UK
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My car has the seat heater buttons there, so no rocket launcher for me.



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When I had my 06 Civic, I used these...



DPDT Rounded Rectangular Rocker Switch | eBay UK

They fit the blanks perfectly.
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* Contact Type: SPST
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* Contact Rating: 10A 125V AC/6A 250V AC <--------


Wouldn't it need to be 12v DC?
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That's it's max rating... 12v dc is well within the switches limits and LEDs will not be drawing anything like 10A (hopefully )
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LEDs will not be drawing anything like 10A (hopefully )
Not unless you have a LOT of LEDs....



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Not unless you have a LOT of LEDs....
It's the 18 LED version of the kit.
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It's the 18 LED version of the kit.
LEDs use virtually nothing - you'd need about 18,000, before you began to worry ! ...
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LEDs use virtually nothing - you'd need about 18,000, before you began to worry ! ...
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