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Installing the front fog lamp switch in the cabin

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19 Jul 2018 16:26 - 19 Jul 2018 16:29 #194471 by Bosanek
I want to install genuine front fog lamps in my Jimny, and I have to install the front fog lamp switch in the cabin as the part of that process.

I have ordered a genuine second hand front fog lamp in cabin switch taken from a Grand Vitara (the switch should be the same) and it's on its way.

Now the question is how remove the dummy blank from the dash board which is currently in the place of the switch? I do not want to damage the dash board with some harsh removal attempts involving screwdrivers or knives etc.


The blank which I need to remove the middle one in this switch cluster in the picture:



Should the required wiring (cables and connector) already be inside after I remove the blank? The vehicle was made in 2012.

Also, how to install the switch - do I just press it inside and it will "clip"?
Last edit: 19 Jul 2018 16:29 by Bosanek. Reason: Link correction

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19 Jul 2018 17:22 #194472 by Daniel30
I would put some insulation tape along the bottom and then slide a flat blunt knife in and prise it up gently it must pop outwards? Or get some plastic interior removal tools from flea Bay normally get a pack of four cheap

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19 Jul 2018 22:53 #194487 by helijohn

Daniel30 wrote: I would put some insulation tape along the bottom and then slide a flat blunt knife in and prise it up gently it must pop outwards? Or get some plastic interior removal tools from flea Bay normally get a pack of four cheap

I have half a wooden peg which I ground the end to a chisel sharpness that I use.........as well as various "special" tools.

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20 Jul 2018 06:53 #194492 by Bosanek
So I just need to prise off this plastic blanking between these two swithces using some plastic or wooden tools?

No need to remove the frame around this switch cluster or touch the remaining two switches?

I suppose that the connector with the wires should be accessible after I remove the blanking?

After connecting the new switch, I just push it in the hole until it snaps into place?

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20 Jul 2018 10:44 #194500 by Daniel30
Yes that's how I would look at it. :)

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20 Jul 2018 11:53 #194503 by MadsV
Can anyone confirm that the connectors are behind there?

Norwegian 01 Jimny
G16B
2” Trail Master
215/75-15 -15 offset wheels

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20 Jul 2018 18:38 #194509 by helijohn

Bosanek wrote: So I just need to prise off this plastic blanking between these two swithces using some plastic or wooden tools?


Just thinking out loud but it looks like the three come as a unit. I'd get an endoscope up there for a looksee.

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21 Jul 2018 13:08 #194526 by Basketcase
They just pop out clip at top and one at bottom just prize it out one end or the other and it pulls out easily as for the wiring I don’t know if it’s there or not

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