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MAG00 06-17-2013 02:19 PM

sPOD - Dual light Switch or not?
 
Do you all think it is worth the extra money to get the sPOD with the dual light switch feature or just get the standard version?

NFRs2000NYC 06-17-2013 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by MAG00 (Post 3869774)
Do you all think it is worth the extra money to get the sPOD with the dual light switch feature or just get the standard version?

Personally, I got the standard switches and then bought new ones from OUTTRAW. You can buy them directly from SPOD and just buy new covers. If your question is simply dual light or single light...dual no question.

MAG00 06-18-2013 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC (Post 3869783)
Personally, I got the standard switches and then bought new ones from OUTTRAW. You can buy them directly from SPOD and just buy new covers. If your question is simply dual light or single light...dual no question.

Thanks. Yea, I was simply asking about the dual light option on the sPOD.

Anybody else have an opinion on this?

NFRs2000NYC 06-18-2013 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by MAG00 (Post 3874032)
Thanks. Yea, I was simply asking about the dual light option on the sPOD.

Anybody else have an opinion on this?

If you have the singles, and it's dark out, you won't see which switch is which (other than memorizing them.) Not cool IMHO.

JeepHerz 06-18-2013 04:45 PM

Yes. Worth it. Just last night I couldn't find my switch. Cursing Spod for releasing the dual after I bought mine. Don't want to spend more money on different switches.

highwayman 06-18-2013 08:24 PM

Definately. I'm in the same boat as Jen. Bought my Spod and found out literally a few days later about the lighted versions. Wasn't too happy, but it is what it is.

Serg5000 06-18-2013 08:27 PM

I usually select a switch by feel. I know what each does and what spot they are in. The new sPod feature is pretty nice for those who feel or think it will make things easier for them. However. For me it would be a waist of money.

addison1203 06-18-2013 09:22 PM

I bought my sPOD before they offered dual lights straight from the factory. I wired up some dual light switches myself (not too hard) and I love being able to see them at night. I would definitely get the dual-light option if I were you.

hotrod6464 06-18-2013 11:36 PM

I have the standard switches. I like to keep the cockpit dark at nite.

HighwayTrout 06-18-2013 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hotrod6464 (Post 3875878)
I have the standard switches. I like to keep the cockpit dark at nite.


I'm with you on this. As a matter of fact I dim everything inside including shutting off the screen to the radio/nav at night. Better night vision that way.

jonboy 06-19-2013 12:26 AM

The new sPod's w/ dual light also do not tap into the CANBUS. I emailed sPod to ask if it was simply the extra light that was different and this is what i got back - sucks b/c I got this email ONE DAY after my sPod shipped. May try to swap it for the new one but am afraid it may be too late.

The difference is the second light on the bottom of the switch and a small push button which turns the bottom row of lights on and off. Our new harness that is used with the double light switches takes power directly from the battery and does NOT tap into the vehicle canbus system.

Regards,

Cinde
sPOD
661-755-6549

hayhonker 06-19-2013 05:13 AM

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Originally Posted by HighwayTrout (Post 3875904)

I'm with you on this. As a matter of fact I dim everything inside including shutting off the screen to the radio/nav at night. Better night vision that way.

Me too. I put electrical tape over all but a corner of my switches because having a bright glow right above the mirror is annoying.

NFRs2000NYC 06-19-2013 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by hotrod6464 (Post 3875878)
I have the standard switches. I like to keep the cockpit dark at nite.

Mine don't put out any meaningful light, just enough to read the letters but not enough to light anything up.

highwayman 06-20-2013 08:51 AM

Some of u guys r being silly. Better night vision with blacked out instruments, come on. If so u have some serious eye ADD. Yes I work graves and let's just say drive for a living, a lot faster then driving my JK around for sure.

JeepHerz 06-20-2013 12:10 PM

The difference is the second light on the bottom of the switch and a small push button which turns the bottom row of lights on and off. Our new harness that is used with the double light switches takes power directly from the battery and does NOT tap into the vehicle canbus system.

Regards,

Cinde
sPOD
661-755-6549[/QUOTE]

Cinde-
Any thoughts on maybe selling a conversion kit? Ie: the pushbutton switch and the wiring? Could be wrong but it looks like the old version (like I have) has space for the switch on the left. It'd be nice to add it. And sell the lit switches (toggle type) separately? I know I can find those elsewhere- rather buy it all at one place.


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