What do I do in my spare time, you ask? Stuff like this. I’m just about proud enough to explode right now you guys. EXPLODE!
This is my new Retro Hazard Switch. I’ve been working on it off and on since last fall. I figured out the connector, switches, and wiring, and then the project sat for a while. It couldn’t really move forward without a shop to cut the plates. Then, I got the window switches sorted out and a new water jet cutting place and things started to move with the hazard switches again.
And now they’re alive!
I couldn’t just do one type of switch and be done with it. I had to do a few different versions to allow for some customization. I actually have four options in my store right now – brushed aluminum with either a red/black or solid black hazard label and black anodized with either red/silver or solid silver labels. I tried both of them in Sharka. The brushed version looked fine, but the black anodized… that’s the one that’s staying installed. I’m smitten by it. I’m a fan of my own work. That can’t be a good thing. Like laughing at your own jokes…
SO EXCITED YOU GUYS!
The black plate matches my KG cluster so nicely. It’s a small part and a relatively tiny change, but it just classes up the place so nicely. I wish I’d made these little switches ages ago. Of course, if I did, I’d not be all happy about it now.
The only problem… How does this fine black anodized hazard switch match my retro window switch?
Yeah. I made black window switch plates too.
Retro Hazard Switches are in my store and ready for shipping. If you want one, you know what to do. In the meantime, I’ll just be sitting in Sharka with a big smile on my face.
I’ve been planning to DIY some toggle switches for months. I even bought a spare switch assembly to hack up. But now… These look so good…
I’ve got nothing against DIY. I’m a big fan of DIY! But… I’ll just go ahead and say it. Mine are the highest quality switches currently available. I’ve held samples of nearly every toggle hazard switch that fits in a Miata. Mine, in my humble opinion, have the best parts and the highest build quality.
I considered just doing a one-off set for Sharka. I could have probably done something nice just for myself for $50ish and 8 hours in the garage. But instead I decided make a new product. 🙂
Looks like you and I are going to be spending a lot of time with my tombstone to figure out how to make these work… Incredible looking piece!
Looking forward to it!!
I have utter confidence in all the stuff you do. The enthusiasm is infectious.
Now do some stuff for the NB. Go on, I know you want to.
PS.. Black screws for your window switches.
NB window switches will be coming soon. That’s bubbled to the top of the project list. 🙂
ps: I like stainless polished screws.
Not having a NA but I am impressed by the center console delete option.
Looks cleaner, retro. You can do it.
Except, I like having a place to rest my elbow. It just feels weird without the console. I’ve tried it before. Seemed strange.
Yes the same with me. Looking forward to the NB stuff.
Will these fit the NA8? The hazard switch depression in the center console is curved and does not have a lip–unlike the NA6.
Anything can be made to fit. 🙂 Guys have been modifying the NA6 switches to fit the NA8 tombstone for years.
That said, that sort of statement isn’t enough for me. I’m making a set of NA8 specific plates. They’re very slightly different, but a change needs to be made. I can’t believe no one has ever made something specific for the later NA dash before.
I sent CAD files to my water jet place a short while ago. I should have a prototype soon.
Can you email me when they are ready? I’d like one with the black base plate. I already have your window switches.
It is amazing how many items were available for the NA6 dash that were never made available for the NA8.
Thanks for writing such an eadat-o-unserstynd article on this topic.
You’ve impressed us all with that posting!