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little wiring help for abs kill switch

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by kinkrider101, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    kinkrider101

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    So if I am opening the brake light circuit to turn my abs OFF, do I send +12v or -12v to the toggle switch? I tried the neg and just popped a 10a STOP fuse
     
  2. Nov 23, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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  3. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    ??? Anyone
     
  4. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    Uhhhhhhhhhh,

    I'm not so sure the brake light circuit is involved with ABS at all.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    The switch runs in series in order to interrupt (OPEN) the circuit or close it allowing normal operation.
     
  7. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    I don't get what you mean? So I don't hook up any power wires?
     
  8. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    Okay I get it now, so does that mean I need a switch with 3 prongs on the back? Or will 2 work
     
  9. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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    if you are opening a circuit, you use a standard two prong switch, cut the wire in half and hook the two ends to the switch terminals.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    Sweet thanks! I will try this tommaro
     
  11. Nov 26, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    Sounds like you got it figured out.

    When shopping for the switch with two connectors on the back, it may be helpful to know this is called single-pole-single-throw or SPST.
     
  12. Nov 26, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    Thanks guys, got it all hooked up today, works great!
     
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