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    S3 Switch Mount for Sub Fuel Tank

    Howdy all.

    First question for all the tech guys out there . Is there a known switch that can be used as a replacement for the sub fuel tank one that will fit into the area on the left of the steering wheel?

    I`m just looking at different options with the stereo surround and Redarc gauges. I do have another surround ready to go in as I have butchered the pictured one.

    Also if there is a known fascia panel for behind the gauges to make it look a little neater. If not then I`ll get something 3d printed.

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    In short, no there isn't if you want to keep the system standard (won't transfer unless there is space in the main and auto switch off when sub empty).

    If you want a "manual system" that you have to monitor and transfer as space/fuel is available then, yes, you can power the transfer pump directly.

    I had a manual 'emergency' setup on my Coil Cab (90 litre sub 145 litre main) as I used to do some very remote travel and as we all know the factory system can be a PIA occasionally.

    It was setup like a TC lock up system IE in normal the factory system worked, in emergency a relay took control of the pump and fed it 12 volts direct.
    You get the sub tank warning lamp in emergency and until you get a chance to disco the battery/ pull the fuses to force a reset but that helps remind you to keep an eye on fuel tank levels
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    A pillar pod for the gauges may solve your problem.

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    The subtank switch has:
    - an indicator light (2 wires)
    - illumination/dash light (2 wires)
    - a single make/normally open non-locking contact - contact only closes while held pressed (2 wires).
    Total of 6 wires.
    Any switch with those basic fittings that fits the hole you want to use should suffice.
    An alternative is just the single contact and mount the indicator light separately; and you could possibly do without the illumination light.
    On mine (2015 GU wagon) I just extended the form wiring so I could mount the existing switch in a spare position on the centre console near the gear lever where it can be easily seen and operated. There was a blank position so I just swapped the blanking plate and the switch. The existing wiring will not reach without some extra length.

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    No thanks Bill. Trying to keep windscreen clutter down to a minimum and pillar blind spots away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brissieboy View Post
    The subtank switch has:
    - an indicator light (2 wires)
    - illumination/dash light (2 wires)
    - a single make/normally open non-locking contact - contact only closes while held pressed (2 wires).
    Total of 6 wires.
    Any switch with those basic fittings that fits the hole you want to use should suffice.
    An alternative is just the single contact and mount the indicator light separately; and you could possibly do without the illumination light.
    On mine (2015 GU wagon) I just extended the form wiring so I could mount the existing switch in a spare position on the centre console near the gear lever where it can be easily seen and operated. There was a blank position so I just swapped the blanking plate and the switch. The existing wiring will not reach without some extra length.
    That makes it all seem rather easy Brissieboy Do you have a picture of the location? You arent on the northside are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pimpmyhubcap View Post
    That makes it all seem rather easy Brissieboy Do you have a picture of the location? You arent on the northside are you?
    Not much to show in a pic, but here it is. The hardest part is getting the panels out and then the switches from the panels.
    And I am at Toowong.subtankswitch.jpg

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