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Old 10-15-2008, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fancy kill switch wiring

My turn signal wand doesn't push in for any function, so I want to add a button to the end of it that I can push to kill the engine with my left hand while still holding the wheel and shifting with my right hand. I've found the fuse and the inline fuse holder and a way to route the wiring, I just need the button. I need a low profile 12V 10A normally closed momentary switch. I've found a couple horn and starter switches that fit my needs except that they're normally open. As far as I can tell all you guys have done your kill switches with toggle switches. Any ideas where I can get what I want, or any thoughts on how to wire a simple normally open switch to function as normally closed. I thought about just wiring the normally open switch in parallel with the existing fuse and having the button close a short to ground, but most things about that don't make it seem like a very good idea.

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My turn signal wand doesn't push in for any function, so I want to add a button to the end of it that I can push to kill the engine with my left hand while still holding the wheel and shifting with my right hand. I've found the fuse and the inline fuse holder and a way to route the wiring, I just need the button. I need a low profile 12V 10A normally closed momentary switch. I've found a couple horn and starter switches that fit my needs except that they're normally open. As far as I can tell all you guys have done your kill switches with toggle switches. Any ideas where I can get what I want, or any thoughts on how to wire a simple normally open switch to function as normally closed. I thought about just wiring the normally open switch in parallel with the existing fuse and having the button close a short to ground, but most things about that don't make it seem like a very good idea.
You could try adapting one of those cruise control steering wheel button pods (like this: http://www.ukcar.com/road_tests/hond...ring-wheel.jpg) for mounting on the left side of the steering wheel. As for a normally open switch, I think if you use it to control a normally closed relay, you'll get the result you want.
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You could try adapting one of those cruise control steering wheel button pods (like this: http://www.ukcar.com/road_tests/hond...ring-wheel.jpg) for mounting on the left side of the steering wheel. As for a normally open switch, I think if you use it to control a normally closed relay, you'll get the result you want.
Good idea! That shouldn't be too hard.

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