Lightning - Hidden Flip Chip Switch
So after getting home from JLP, the first thing to be done was install the flip chip's switch, but where? The cup holder seemed the ideal place... I never use it (no eating / drinking allowed in the truck), anyway's, and it's nicely hidden from plain view, but still easily accessible, when needed. Now all I had to do was figure out how I was going to do this - on a budget. The steps below outline exactly what was done.
Here's the switch that connects to the Diablo chip, which is used to change between programs contained on the chip.
It seems to me that the cup holder makes a perfect hiding spot for the switch, and is easily accessible, if needed.
Step 1: Cut a small piece of cardboard, as per the inside of the cup holder.
Step 2: Test-fit the cardboard, and continue to shave off the edges, until it just barely squeezes into the cup holder.
Step 3: Once the cardboard is cut to the desired size, punch two small holes, for the switch and LED light. Test fit the switch and light.
Step 4: Using a small piece material, wrap the cardboard (I affixed it to the back using duct tape :D). Then, reattach the light and switch.
Step 5: Test fit it in the cup holder. I realized that it was a little wobbly, so I build two little supports, out of rolled duct tape pieces, to keep it from rattling as I drive.
Step 6: Drill a small hole in the back of the cup holder., to feed the wire through and complete the final install.
That's pretty much it. It was really quick, to do. I think it took me longer to take the pictures, and throw this page together, than it did to complete the install. Originally, the cardboard was just to test fit everything... I was going to try and get some plastic to do the final. Then I found the material around my house, and thought "for a temporary solution, this may be alright." Now that I completed the install, I think it makes it look real nice. I think I'll end up keeping it, as is.