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HELP - can someone tell me if i wired this toggle switch right???
i bought all the stuff i need for my little "clamp mod" project. i wanted to make it neat, and self contained, so i bought the smallest project box from radio shack to put everything in. the method im using (or trying to use) is the one with the stacked diodes and 1 resistor. so the circuit i built is as follows --1k resistor/diode/diode/diode --
the resistor needs to face the ICP side, the last diode faces the ground.
(see attached pic)
i also want to use a lighted rocker switch so i know when this thing is on, and so i can leave it off for normal driving. its been a while since ive played with one of these, and im confusing myself cause its not like im hooking up fog lights or somethin.
anyway - the switch has 3 prongs - 12v/ load / earth . the way i have it wired, and im assuming will work is like this.
12v - keyed 12v power (im assuming this is only to power the light on the switch)
load - i will run a wire hooked into the ICP via a 3m "T" solderless connector. the other end of that wire enters my module box, and is connected to the resistor side of my circuit. the other end of that circuit, the diode side - is connected to the "load" prong.
earth - will be ran to a chassis ground point. if im correct, both the light in my switch, and the circuit ive made will both utalize this ground wire to close their respective circuits.
so what im trying to accomplish, if this is wired correct is this.
switch off - (light off) and normal ICP operation
switch on - (light on) and modified ICP operation
can someone tell me for sure if i have this all correct or if i need to rewire this switch before i install? thanks in advance
Last edited by kctyphoon; 02-13-2012 at 07:47 PM.