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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:19 am 
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today i fitted a FPV starter button to my ute (ill try to get pics in gallery 2moro)

BUT the red circle does NOT light up :?

the ute starts perfectly
- it doesnt start with the twist of key :) you need to twist key then push button :) so thats all good
- most importantly the starter button is "off" when the ute is on... so theres no chance of the starter motor starting if somebody presses the button while im driving :)


currently the wiring is as follows...
i wired up 2 of the wires in a series. after the ignition switch and before the starter relay... so the push button is joining the path between them, thus starting ute
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and the final (3rd) wire is of course ground.

of course the wiring to start the ute is correct, but is it correct to light the starter button light?


thanks, matt
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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:42 am 
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you getting power from somewhere like your ciggy lighter?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:48 am 
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no... there's no extra wires for it (on button).. im pretty sure there is a 12V coming from the ignition switch...

maybe i have to wire it in somehow to accessories?
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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:16 am 
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I cant imagine the ignition switch has a huge amount of voltage/current going from it, sounds like what you will have to do is run a +positive accessories wire from somewhere thats always on, like the cigarette lighter, should be plenty to power that light in there.

Although its weird that the switch doesn't have separate terminals for the light, seems to be the sensible thing to do. :S

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:04 pm 
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ive tried giving it a constant source of power. it doesnt light up :?

thats giving me the idea that the bulb is gone :(
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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:24 pm 
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does the light come on when the buttons pressed?
you might need to reverse the two wires you got joining the starter circuit
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Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:20 pm 
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no light at all.

ill give that a go 2moro

*edit* pics in gallery now
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