In my quest to make things more difficult than they need to be. I have decided not to use the switches that came with the power window kit for the Ranger. Mainly because they are ugly, but also because I prefer the window switches in the middle of the car.

I have the most basic available door panels, so I can’t integrate factory switches or that’s what I would do. I thought about getting the “nicer” door panels but even beat ones are around $250 for a pair. I haven’t yet ruled that out as I’m looking to integrate a factory side mirror switch/joystick and I cant decide on a good spot (it’s currently tucked up under the dash).

The plan currently is to mount mini SPDT rocker switches that will fit in the space below the aftermarket stereo. My dash kit does not have the pocket below the head unit so I would mount one switch on each side.

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However the switches that I bought are 3 pin so I will need to wire up two relays for each switch to make it work. Like so.

So Oppo, you like the switches under the radio? They do not light up as most other switches do.

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should I go with the ugly switches that came with the kit?

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Should I get slightly less ugly switches that mount on the door panel. Options:

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OR

Should I spend the time and money to find a pair of factory panels and switches?

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I guess I could wire them below the stereo for now and spring for the panels whenever I come across a decent pair.