Custom Actuator (Switch Body Not Included)

///Custom Actuator (Switch Body Not Included)


Custom Actuator (Switch Body Not Included)


Rated 4.95 out of 5 based on 78 customer ratings
(72 customer reviews)
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Custom Rocker Switch Cover (Switch Body Not Included)  

Design-Your-Own Custom Rocker Switch.  See an instantly simulation above.

1. Custom Rocker Switch Covers (Switch Body Not Included)

We custom etch our rocker switch actuators to order.  100% unique to you!

Use the fields above to add any symbol and your own unique text to this custom actuator (switch cover) to perfectly identify each rocker switch.  See instant – real time – model of what your custom rocker switch will look like!

Read more about how we custom etch our switches.

custom rocker switch actuator design interface screenshot

2. Laser Etched, Not Printed

Our rocker actuators are NOT printed.  They are custom laser etched – the symbol and text itself illuminates!

The lamps in the switch body make the etchings glow only where we have etched away the opaque surface.  They make your switches truly night readable.  It is vastly superior to printing on top of a lens.

Read more about how the switches illuminate.

Custom rocker switch shown with white backlighting and laser engraving

3. Two Lamp Switches Allow Backlighting

When our rocker switch covers are paired with a two lamp switch (like this onedash backlighting becomes possible.

In this image the Nav/Anc switch is used to trigger the lamps in all the other switches.

See the oval at the bottom?  That’s the indicator light.  The indicators are tied to the custom rocker switch position (they are a dependent lamp read more here) and only illuminate when the switch is on.

Custom Rocker Switch Shown Illiminating other rocker switches when turned on

4. Will Your Custom Covers Fit My Switch?

This actuator will fit any rocker switch on this website.  The old covers can be popped off and exchanged easily with this simple removal tool.  Making a truly custom rocker switch for your vehicle.

Our covers are a Genuine Carling part, but will fit any contura rocker switch made by Carling, Blue Sea Systems, Cole Hersee, Sierra, etc.   Our custom actuators are V (roman numeral 5) style, but will replace any “contura” family actuator… meaning Contura II, III, IV, V, VI, VII or XIV.

These styles are BY FAR the most common out there, so 95% chance it will fit your rocker switch!  When in doubt, send a photo to: and we’ll let you know if it will fit.  Remember, we have a Satisfaction Guarantee to refund one test cover if it does not fit.

5. What is Included?

This product is the “Actuator” (or switch cover) only.  You’ll want to select the appropriate Carling V-Series rocker switch body for each actuator to make a complete switch unit.

The switch cover’s are easy to swap out.  See instructional video above.

Rocker Switch Pros can customize a rocker switch to fit your exact needs.  Our unique process allows totally custom rocker switch actuators to be made in one-off volumes by actually etching your preferred symbol and/or specific text into the switch face.

The color of the lighting behind the actuator is determined by the light within the switch body.

the reverse side of a custom rocker switch cover - actuator

6. How Long Do they Take?

Even though this product is custom made specifically for you, we’ve worked very hard to slash our lead times.  Standard lead time is 24 business hours to ship.  Orders placed prior to 9am eastern often ship the same day!

Misc Additional Info:

  • Rocker Switch Pros can create completely custom, human proofed custom rocker switch covers to fit your exact needs.  Cost is $30 each, or $25 + $12 each for multiple.  Please submit a sketch of what you need here.
  • The etchings in in the actuator are a natural white color.  The actual color of the illumination is determined by the light within the switch body behind each actuator.
  • Images above are computer renderings of your switch, minor variations may occur

Additional information

Weight .015 lbs
Dimensions 2 × 1 × .5 in

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72 reviews for Custom Actuator (Switch Body Not Included)

  1. Alex

    Your simulator is awesome, congrats. It convinced me to use your switches.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Josh (verified owner)

    Great product! Super neat way to design any label you want… got mine in 3 days and fit my switches perfectly. Thanks!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    I have done 4 big jobs using these switches and they work great. They make a nice job and the people here really help with questions and suggestions. They have all worked and they fit really well I world give a 5 star rating.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    David W (verified owner)

    Fast service, shipped same day for custom switch actuators. Product looks GREAT, can’t wait to get boat out of storage to add my NEW LIGHTED LABELED switches!!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Theodore (verified owner)

    Awesome! Fast production and shipping. Excellent personal service as well.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    William (verified owner)

    Perfect fit for my boat! Upgrade for my switches and actuators. Eric & his staff are very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to do business with. Definitely will be buying more products from them again!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tony G (verified owner)

    I stumbled across the Rocker Switch Pro website while researching switch options for my jeep wrangler. (See attached Photos). The availability to create and view your switch online before ordering is great. Ordering was very easy, delivery was very fast, packaging was very protective and the product is excellent! By the way, I told my wife the “Danger Ejection” button was for her….She didn’t see as much humor in that as I did. So go ahead and order the Rocker Switches. I’m trying to find something else I need a switch for so I can order more!!
    North Carolina Jeep Guy

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    EmpireChampion (verified owner)

    Ordered on a Monday night. Got an email on Tuesday that they were completed and had shipped. Received them on Thusday. Great looking product. Cannot wait to head down to my boat and install them this weekend. Thanks again.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan (verified owner)

    I have repurposed switches on our boat and had been suffering with mislabeled switches for a couple of years. I found Rocker Switch Pro’s and decided to give them a try. The online configuration of the cover was easy and the product shipped next day. For a price just a couple of dollars more than a standard cover, you can’t beat this service.

    I am now going to order some custom covers in a configuration that they don’t offer yet. They offer this service as well so just let Eric know what you need and he will be happy to help. This is great customer service and a great product. Many thanks.


  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gary (verified owner)

    Received 2 test covers this afternoon and they look and fit great. Just order the remaining 7 for my 15 year old boat.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Troy (verified owner)

    I ordered the custom switch cover and actuator for our RV coach. Looks great and will make our dash look like a factory switch. We are going to purchase 6 more for other sections of our coach but in blue lighting.

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    NicholasCellerini (verified owner)

    Works well but I would like to see more customization.

    For example, being able to upload custom images (within a certain size and format), change the text size and font, and change the text and image positions, as well as add an image to the bottom of the rocker.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    GregCrocker789 (verified owner)

    Rocker Switches came out awesome! After a delay in manufacturing, Eric shipped them asap so we had them immediately!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark (verified owner)

    It is VERY nice to be able to design my own cover online and receive it SO quickly. Amazing. Quality is just right, customer service is great. Buy with confidence!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gerard (verified owner)

    Easy to order. Fast shipping and great customer service. The only problem is that with my choice of pewter for no wake buttons, they are really hard to read. They did warn me.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Darrin (verified owner)

    The project started when I wanted to get an all red rocker switch for my horn button. After finding rockerswitch pros and made and ordered my first rocker switch cover in red with the horn symbol I was hooked. It led me to a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I have an older boat and the switches were not in front of me at the helm. So I need a custom switch plate I can put all of my existing rocker switches in and move them in front of me at the helm. Eric helped me spec out the perfect plate to house all of my switches and another plate for my breakers. He engraved the names of all the breakers on that plate. For the rockers I ordered all new covers with names and symbols on them. They look great.

  17. Darrin (verified owner)

    one more picture

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jose Rua (verified owner)

    25′ Robalo. Interface was Great. Very user friendly

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric (verified owner)

    I’m fixing up an older RV and these switches are fantastic. The rocker covers are flawless and look better in person than on the site!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ray (verified owner)

    I needed to change my actuator switches on my 2002 Bay Stealth. They had become worn and I couldn’t tell in some cases what switches were for what function. The simplicity of ordering online with Rocker Switch Pros, the helpfulness when calling their contact # and the quality of their product has a lot to say about the people at Rocker Switch Pros. The $5 tool that I bought from them allowed me to change out all six switch actuators in less than a minute.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rinker Atlantic (verified owner)

    The laser etched switch actuators are better than OEM actuators on my boat. You can design the switch actuators with appropriate wording and symbols that you want (from their selection of symbols) so that they are to your liking. Really makes the dash switches stand out for easy identification. Fast production and shipping is an extra benefit.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    John (verified owner)

    I bought a used boat in 2006 the Contura lV actuators were worn an most labels could not be seen. I have been searching for replacements fore years. The Contura lV actuators can only be bought through Carling in bulk and no one else had all I needed. Most you Had to buy the switch also at a much higher price. When I found your site I was excited to finely be able to recover all the dash switches at one time. Now I can easily see what each switch is for even at night. See my Pics. Wish I could upload before Pics so you could see how much better it is now.

  23. John (verified owner)

    See my Pics. Wish I could upload before Pics so you could see how much better it is now.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jim (verified owner)

    I stumbled across this site just after I installed an aftermarket switch in my motor home. I wasn’t very happy with the looks of the switch and after seeing the customized switches decided to order two of them. I order 1 switch and two customized actuators and am very happy with them as they look original. I’m going to show these to everyone I know with a motor home as I’m not the only one who is very picky with the looks of everything on and in my motor home.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5


    The process is pretty easy and I found all but one preferred image. Wish you would have a toilet image so when I did the switch for my VACUFLUSH toilet it made more sense, I picked another but it wasn’t the best. Excited to get them and install!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5


    An excellent product. Works very line engraving would be nice. i.e. OFF in center of 3 pos switches.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul Adams (verified owner)

    These rocker switches work great. Used 2 of them in my RZR. Same size as the stock ones in the RZR. Just changed out the covers and now we are good to go. I would buy again!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas (verified owner)

    I replaced a Contura V1 with a custom actuator in my 2008 Monaco RV. Great product, great quality, great service. I would definitely order again from Eric.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    BJ Lanier (verified owner)

    Incredible product and excellent turnaround. Will be ordering again!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    john fuss (verified owner)

    the actuators came exactly as described. the quality is excellent.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    David (verified owner)

    Extremely satisfied

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert (verified owner)

    Very informative and easy to use website makes ordering custom etched switch covers (actuators) very simple. Order was processed and shipped in 2 days and the custom actuators were exactly as ordered, with flawless etching.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Clay Dellacava (verified owner)

    I had them custom make me covers for my emergency horn. Fast shipping.

  34. Enrique Plasencia (verified owner)

    One more photo

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Enrique Plasencia (verified owner)

    Everything was great.I was able to switch all of them and looks great now.Most of them I could not even read what was there before as all faded.Pam was very helpful with my order and the questions I had.

  36. Robert (verified owner)

    2017 Turbine Venom Aircraft, Turbo Prop GE 850 HP. Really nice and quick

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mattman (verified owner)

    Look great. I can actually read what my switches are at night now. Before the square illuminated portion of the actuators was so bright you couldn’t make out the symbols. Worth twice the price

  38. Mattman (verified owner)

    Nice and bright but still ledgeable

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adalberto Saldana

    My 30 ft Defiance was set up with plain rocker switches which i could not identify their function at night. Bottom line is my new back lite custom rocker switches are game changers. I can see what each switch is operating, even at night.

  40. Rated 4 out of 5

    Douglas Orr (verified owner)

    The actuators look great and are obviously high quality, But I didn’t realize the actuators would be wider than the originals, so they wouldn’t fit on my original switch panel due to the spacing between switches. I don’t recall ever seeing the actuator dimensions on the website. Maybe add them, or increase their visibility

  41. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kevin (verified owner)

    Ok, wished I could maneuver wording on switch better

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allan (verified owner)

    1969 z-28 pro street camaro. It was pretty cool and easy to navigate. Real nice and quick turn around

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shaun (verified owner)

    I purchased a switch panel for my Jeep Wrangler and it came with cheap knock-off switches that were hard to find actuators for. I purchased switch bodies and custom actuators through you and am very pleased with the quality. The custom actuators look great. My only (minor) disappointment is the incandescent bulbs in the switches are bright, and get hot after a little bit. Other than that, great products all around.

    The online see-it-before-you-buy-it tool is great.

    Only suggestion is to offer a wider variety of switches with different color LED’s, like green, which matches many vehicle interior controls color.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    jemathi19 (verified owner)

    When I bought my present boat which is new to me one of the first things that I jumped out at me was the condition of the Rocker Switches. I figured I would start a search on the possibility of changing the faded and illegible ones at some point. The selection, the design process and ordering was exceptional made me glad I didn’t delay. They look great!

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greg (verified owner)

    Just purchased a 2002 formula 27 PC. Original printed rocker switch covers were in extremely poor condition with almost no writing on them. Some of them even had labels pasted on them. I was in the middle of placing an order for rocker switch covers with another vendor that printed the function on the switch instead of being etched like Rocker Switch Pros does. So glad I ordered up the etched ones. They look so much nicer and will never get worn down. I haven’t had a chance to put the covers on as the boat is still in winter storage. Can’t wait to see how they will look installed . I included pictures of the old switches and the new ones.

    Absolutely love your website interface. So easy to configure. You see exactly what the switch will look like when ordering.
    Also, thank you very much for customizing one of your symbols. The one you had did not match exactly what my requirements were. When I received the order I was pleasantly surprised to see that you were able to meet my request.

    Liked the fact that I can fully customize the rocker switch. The symbols, two lines of texts and any indicator on the bottom of the switch

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    Travis Hartwell (verified owner)

    I would like to see more images in the future and possibly lower case letters as well. I really like having the ability to see my design before purchasing. Great idea!!

  47. Charlie (verified owner)

    Boat searay

  48. Bob Scheidt (verified owner)

    Hey Eric, This is the switch installed. I am very happy with it.

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Steffensmeier (verified owner)

    Loved it I will use them again and refer other people.

    I bought a boat last month that had a lot of sun damage. One of the pieces I needed was new switch covers they were sun faded. Thanks to rockers switch pro and their sister company new wire marine. I could make the quailty custom rockers needed. Quality products I will definitely use them again.

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    kelly lay (verified owner)

    Wish I would have known about the covers earlier, would have done the whole boat .And they arrived in 2 days, AWESOME !!!

  51. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rex Robinson (verified owner)

    I bought a boat that had missing switch cover’s or I couldn’t read them I asked around and a few people on a site suggest that I look on your website so I did. I replaced all my rocker switch cover’s a total of 12 to black and it looks great

    They fit perfect and look awesome

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shane McEwan (verified owner)

    I was surprised by the great service I received. I purchased these from both of their companies (stock and custom rocker switched). I received an email stating that not only the “in stock” ones had shipped the same day but also the custom ones I had ordered. All appear to be excellent quality and the engraving exceeded my expectations. Further to that, not only did they ship both products to me but they also refunded me the shipping amount I had paid because they were on separate orders but shipped in the same package. Very had to find companies in today’s economic climate that do the right thing!

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shane (verified owner)

    I am replacing the switch covers on my boat. I am hoping they will fit correctly as the current switches are very close together. A little cold right now to see if they fit but when it warms up I will gladly send pictures once I have it completed.

    I thought it was easy to use and the graphical representation was very helpful in designing the final appearance of the switch covers..

    Very pleased with the custom engraving and quality of the product.

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Twardy (verified owner)

    I was fixing my RZR dash with custom switches and I love to use your switches. I have fixed 4 rzrs with your switches and I think you have the best switches

    I have two I am working on 1 is my daughters RZR 570. We completley changed the unit from a Red Razor to a Pink Razor & my RZR 900 had 2 switches from the factory and I added the rest.

    The product is great and I think you people are great also. I usually do not fill out survey’s and I think this is the first one I have ever filled out. But you do such a great job I wanted to let you know I really appreciate your service.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Don Copeland (verified owner)

    Rewiring the panel on my 2006 32’Regulator….replacing the original aluminum switch plate which had corroded and relabeling the illuminated switches themselves.

    It was incredibly easy to use and efficient, simple with enough detail to insure you didn’t make mistakes or unnecessarily buy something you didn’t need. You can’t beat the price, the delivery or the sheer quality of this product

    Short of putting the switches on the panel itself, I dare say there’s anything you could do to improve your service and quality.

  56. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph Eltobgi (verified owner)

    Wanted Custom Switches to spice up my 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe dash! Also needed Horizontally configured switches due to space issues! Great Product & Great Customer Service!

  57. Rated 5 out of 5


    No defects, the covers were consistent across all instances ordered. They look great and the service was easy to use.

  58. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Robards (verified owner)

    Add Grounding lighting around RV. This will help in parking and security. Lights will turn on using the remote that came with RV. Also can activate lights with switch installed in drivers side console. Lighting will come from light bars mounted under motorhome and back far enough where they cannot be seen.

    Please offer switch bodies with the amber lights. All existing switches in motorhome have the amber lights.

    You may be able to help with another problem I’m having. The motor home came with “L” series switches and the spare holes are too long with the series of Carling switch you make actuators for. Trying to find or make an adapter.

  59. Paul Anderson (verified owner)

    Needed custom actuator to operate automatic slider/steps. We could not find any pre-made actuators and the ability to custom make one for our Jeep was awesome. I didn’t want to “settle” for something else and with this rocker it was specific to our needs.

  60. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paul (verified owner)

    Actuator was perfect. Arrived quicker than we thought. Will definitely do business again. Ability to create custom cover instead of settling for another “option” was awesome.

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott Johnson (verified owner)

    I recently purchased a 1999 Mariah Jubilee 214D boat. The boat was in pretty good shape overall, considering what I paid for it. There were several cosmetic things I wanted to “upgrade”, all of the dash and control switches being one of them. I removed one of the switches and got the information from the side of the switch and googled it.
    I was VERY LUCKY that it led me to your website. Your website had the best, most up to date information on the style of switch my boat came with.
    I was very impressed with how easy it was to place an order and very satisfied with all the detailed information I was able to learn about how the switches operate and even wiring schematics on how to install.
    As if this weren’t enough, I was able to order the laser etched switch covers that told what each switch operated. A very good improvement over the switch covers I removed.
    Thanks SO MUCH for making it so easy and self explanatory on how to order and replace my switches. I WILL BE BACK IN THE FUTURE FOR SURE!

  62. Rated 5 out of 5

    Terence Williams (verified owner)

    Everything looked perfect, just as it was ordered. Really fast turn around and shipping, had product in hand within 2 days from ordering. I would refer you to anyone. I really liked the way you can customize your switch and actually see what it’s going to look like. Great doing business with you.

  63. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas (verified owner)

    Needed some custom covers for my Lowrance HDS and Garmin GPS, can’t beat the price, 10 bucks, that’s a hell of a deal. Also I needed some help with some wiring for the Anch/Nav lights and these guys sent me a TON of drawings on how to jump a 10 pole switch instead of the 7 pole listed on the site!!! I can’t say enough, if you need switch’s buy from these guys. Company is great to deal with, fast shipping, accurate inventory, and the customer service is excellent.

    Was installing new switch’s in a 2000 Grady white 272 Sail fish. The stock switch, and bodies, had no back lighting or lighting at all, just on/off (some had a green light). This made it hard to see what switch was which at night, along with having to label them all anyway (they didn’t have the HDS back then). These make the boat look 100% better, I can read them during the day (custom switch cover) and at night due to the back light. boat really looks nice with these.

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shane Tucker (verified owner)

    Customizing a 2015 Polaris Slingshot. Your switches are a part of a complete dash remodel. Love the product, love the endless possibilities most importantly I have bought 6 switches and had 6000 questions covering installation and wiring and you staff has patiently answered everyone like its the first one. So thank you for your product and thankyou for a wonderful staff. Ill send puctures once completed

  65. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott (verified owner)

    Installing LED lightbar (front bumper) and two roof mounted side spot lights. My girlfriend was only mildly interested until we got to choosing the switch covers. All of a sudden she has a ton of ideas and requests. Turns out finding a “Death ray” switch is even more difficult than the “Passenger eject”.

    It was simple but comprehensive. Everything worked quickly and seamlessly as I tried to sort out what would look best.

  66. Rated 5 out of 5

    @1nf3ct10n_x (verified owner)

    Amazing product. I love everything about them and they look cool as hell. I installed mine onto the roof of my truck, have had them for over a year now. Only thing I would change for next time is get white LEDs installed instead of the white lamps… the non LED version produce a LOT of heat when operated for long periods of time. Either way I’m still more than pleased with them 🤗 check out my YouTube channel for a review and how to install vid 🤙 better yet catch me on instagram @b.kowalski97