Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Hays County, Texas
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I have been towing my Smart with the battery hot, but finally decided to put in a disconnect switch. I had this switch laying around my shop for years now; I bought it at a flea market for, I think, $3.
I decided to put it on the vertical space under the dash, to the left of the battery. I used a saw to knock the two useless bumps off the surface. I guess they may have a use in some model, but they were just in the way.
I had the plastic housing also laying around in the shop. I don't even remember what it is or where I got it. It was the right size and color for what I wanted. I cut a 1/2" block from plywood as a mounting and screwed the block to the vertical surface. I put a piece of 3/8" plywood behind the surface, and the block is screwed through the surface and into the block. It is a good firm mounting.
To operate the switch, you have to pull the handle out about 1/4" and turn. No way it can be accidentally switched.
I think it looks pretty nice.