More Cool Products From Watson’s StreetWorks – Magnetic Switch

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This is a custom build, and the guys at Watson’s StreetWorks are getting into it hands-on. The dash was custom made, and car is starting to look great.

Building a custom car is something that brings great satisfaction to those who get to partake. It doesn’t matter if you’re finishing a project, or starting a new one, getting your hands on cool products to make your project special and unique is a gearheads candy store.

We’ve featured a few products from time to time from Watson’s StreetWorks, such as the LED glowing cupholders, and some of its other award-winning products like Fuzz Buds. If you’re not familiar with Watson’s StreetWorks, then you should pay the website a visit because they’re the place you can find all of these cool, aftermarket accessories and components to make your car unique, and to stand out.

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The kit includes all that you need, plenty of wire, the magnetic switches, and the LED lighting.

We talked with them recently about one of the current products being used on one of their own project vehicles: Interior Courtesy LED Light Kit. But unlike typical light kits that use a plunger that must be completely depressed in order for the lights to go out, this kit is magnetic.

The project car is a Velo Rossa kit car, and it’s already had a few items installed, like the Hot Dot Ignition system and RFID security system. Watson’s Paul Pappas tells us, “We figured we better be able to walk-the-walk if we’re talking-the talk.”

Top: Simply mark the location for the switch. Since they are magnets, they don't have to be precise, but should be centered as much as possible.
Bottom: Drill out the hole for the magnetic switch and snap into place.

The Velo Rossa is an opportunity for the guys to follow the instructions on some of the products they sell, and Pappas said that everything installed exactly as the included instructions state. The magnetic switch only needs to be within a 1/4-inch distance for the courtesy lights to shut off, and eliminates the problems associated with the standard plunger type of switch that can be problematic on doors with larger gaps.

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If both magnets are within a 3/4-inch gap, the courtesy lights will work, and the ground wire is supplied – no need to make sure the switch is securely grounded. There are many cool products at Watson’s StreetWorks, you’ll spend hours cruising through the site.

To install, simply drill the holes in the door and body side locations and mount the two components of the magnetic switch, and the body side magnet will contain the wiring to the vehicle’s electrical system. Pappas tells us that the kit will work on any car, especially those with fiberglass body shells, and the receptacles simply snap into place.

It’s a simple installation that solves big door gap issues, and just another cool innovation from Watson’s StreetWorks. Sometimes all that matters is how cool the project car gets with all these custom touches.

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Michael is a Power Automedia contributor and automotive enthusiast who doesn’t discriminate. Although Mopar is in his blood, he loves any car that looks great and drives even faster.
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