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Old 10-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rewiring switches for MPGuino

Hey guys.
I just received my MPGuino in the mail and I'm wondering how to go about rewiring switches to the silicon board.
I have a '94 Civic DX and I'm trying to do install like this:



I don't know if anyone has seen or done this particular install on the civic, but I'm pretty set on it.
I have some basic electrical experience and a little soldering experience, but I've never done anything with silicon boards or anything.
I see 4 terminals/solder points going to each switch on the original MPGuino board.
How would one go about running the switches to the steering column?

Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,
one option is to use small piece of prototyping board, like I did.



You need 4 wires - one wire per button and common ground.
Remove buttons from mpguino and put them on prototyping board.

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! I actually got everything done pretty much the same way it is in the pictures I posted. It was a nightmare though. hahah I'll post pics soon.

Your screen and board are separated. Mine came glued together so I had to make due with that. I wound up running external switches and resoldering wires to the board, but it all works.

Pics soon!
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My screen and board are connected together with pin headers - I can separate them easily (can change screen if I want)
Pictures are from front- and backside.

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