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TC lockup switch install help

I bought a switch from radio shack today to do the torque converter lockup mod. Need help wiring it though. I know its the violet wire with the yellow stripe. My question is about the switch. I bought one that has a light that comes on when the switch is on. It has three prongs. It says they are for load, power, and ground. How do I wire this switch to work for this application?

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I don't think you can get the light to come on with out burning up something.

If I remember correctly.
The load would go to the t/q wire and tap in.
Then you go to ground on the other side of the switch.

With your switch, I think it would put 12v where it's not supposed to be. The ground is to make the light in the switch work.

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Does the tc wire have constant current running through it when its locked? If so is it positive or negative?

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Does the tc wire have constant current running through it when its locked? If so is it positive or negative?
DO NOT APPLY POSITVE VOLTAGE to this wire. It needs to be grounded. Go to the page suggested above (guzzles torque converter mod) IMO it is the best one out there. I went to radio shack and got all the parts for under $30 took about 1 1/2 hours to do. Works great and no O/D light flashing.

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I will do that mod when I have more time and dough. Would connecting the ground wire and the one that makes the light turn on at the switch make the light turn on? I have no idea about his stuff sorry. I would just like to have a light indicating that its off or on

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The easiest way is putting a relay in there. That way you can hook up your power to the switch and have the relay put the ground to torque converter wire.

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I agree with the above statements. And if there was power going thru the wire, adding a light would increase the load on that circuit, causing computer damage. Or it will blead off voltage and the T/Q won't lock all the way, causing slippage.

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Here is a very crude paint shop drawing. Doing it this way will make the O/D light flash when the PCM commands the t/c to unlock and you have the switch on. This is a basic automotive type relay


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Here ya go.

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