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Old 02-07-2003, 11:39 AM   #1
silvertoy
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Default Help wiring these switches, if possible.

Parts express swtiches, click here

I'm not even sure these are good for this application, since AC ratings are all that are listed. But I want to use these switches which run to relays for several sets of Aftermarket lights and other random electronic devices w/in the vehicle. I currently have 4 different switches mounted in random places throughout the car, and to clean up the install I just recently purchased a gauge pod in which I will install all 4 switches and I need to buy a new one because I burned one out instantly when I tried to hook it up directly.
In the back you have connections which look and are labeled like this:

______
| |
| + - |
| |
| + |
| |
| - |
|_____|

Sorry I don't know how to attach a pic, but you have the top two smaller connectors, which I assumed were for the + and - for the standard 3V power of the LED, which I SOLDERED a 330 ohm resistor to the + side and hooked the wires directly to a power and ground source. The lower + and - I wired in series with a set of lights.

Now the switch itself worked fine and turned the lights off and on fine, but the LED burned out ( I think) instantly and does not light up.

Should I go ahead and buy more of these as a replacement or save my cash and go with an old fashion 3 wire +/-/- lighted switch, I like these because they are small and the LED's would have matched my interior color.

Any tips on how to wire that LED properly for longevity would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2003, 10:24 PM   #2
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Now that's not at all how I wanted the diagram to look

let's remove the sides


+ -

+

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