Originally Posted by Bengland25
Alright buddy, lets get this shopping list together! I'm looking into the otrattw
switches, what kind do I need to make everything work?
Well heres the thing, you need 2 different switches. Im not sure you really want to waste 2 blanks for this, but its your call. The 1 main on/off switch you can get an OTRATTW switch no problem. The second needs to be a Momentary push button, not really a switch. This will serve as the pattern change.
If it were me, personally I would get a valet switch off an alarm (you can also buy these at radio shack or I have plenty extra you can use one) and mount it in an inconspicuous location such as the driver kick panel, or side of steering column might be cool. This is a switch you will hardly ever use, so no point in spending money on a nice fancy switch that takes up a lot of space. But your choice. Here is the valet switch id use:
For the on/off, you will need a standard switch. You can pick between the Laser etched like this:
or the Carling Tech switched like this:
Personally I like the Laser etched better. The default drop down selection is usually "rocker only, no switch body" but you need to choose the correct color combo and with switch body. For example, lets say you want the first switch I pictured listed here: http://otrattw.com/proddetail.php?pr...C77-5RR&cat=14
You need to select a color option you want from the drop down. The page shows a description of each. You need a SPST ON/OFF switch. Make sure it doesnt say SPDT or DPDT or ON/OFF/ON or ON/ON.
Once you pick the actual switch you want, send me the link and what color options you want and ill verify which one specifically to order.
Once you have 1 on/off toggle switch and 1 momentary push button, you will then need 2 standard 5-pin automotive relays. These can be found at any auto parts store for like $10 each which is insane, or you can go to a junk yard or pick-a-part, pay your $2 entry fee, and then take a pocket full of relays out of most Fords on the lot. This is how I get all my relays (I have a bucket full) and have used them on all my own installs and for other... Never had a single fail on me. And since they are OEM, they are bound to last a very long time. Plus this way they are so cheap you can easily swap one out if they go bad. Your call.
Now that you have your relays and switches, you need a $hit ton of primary wire. We can discuss that later. I have better cheaper ways of getting it than at an automotive store. I can get 400' for $25 whereas a store gives you like 10' for $10
Anyways, you will also need a small pack of zip-ties (not overly ginormous ones, just regular 6" or so is fine) and a roll of 3M Super 33+ electrical tape (works best and lasts forever!) Shrink tube will also be needed, but can be purchased the day of, or we can just use mine since I already have lots of the correct size shrink. Then lots of misc. connectors, but dont purchase any connectors yet. These I can also get for dirt cheap. I get 100pcs of 3M connectors for about $3-4 whereas a store charges about $5 for 5 pieces and they are really cheapy shitty ones.
That should about do it for your shopping list. So to recap:
- 1 SPST on/off OTRATTW Switch
- 1 Small momentary push button (I can supply I think)
- 2 Standard 5-pin automotive relays
- 1 roll of 3M Super 33+ electrical tape
- Small pack of black 6" zip ties
- Lots of primary wire (we will discuss later)
- Connectors (also to be discussed later)
- Shrink Tube (I can supply)
- Split loom 1/4" or 1/2" (15-20') added*
Also, if you choose to make a quick disconnect for the lights, please be sure to purchase the waterproof
plugs I showed you before. You need Two 5-pin connectors or One 10-pin connector (really only need 8 pins total but good luck finding a connector like that).
Let me know when you have more questions or are ready to move on