A way to get around this situation is to wire in an on and off switch. I am not following about the splitter. Cut the power and ground cables from the fan motor. You'd have to extend the positive battery cable if you want to mount it inside the car. Use these illuminated toggle switches to jazz up your switch and control panels. Only way I know how do do it is start tracing wires or start disconnecting things till you find out what is drawing it down.
Make sure that no metal on the switch comes into contact with any metal on the dash as this can create an electrical short and cause further problems. When you say regular harness, what do you mean? In the off position no signal gets to the amp for it to turn on. So we have bought a Ford Taurus 2-speed fan, this fan had rumored to cool down the biggest and some of the toughest blocks around! Want to install one of these Toggle Switches? The process of wiring this switch is relatively easy. The small terminals are the control side which will hook to the switch. So today we are going to do the wiring part of the fan! The switch needs to control the switch side of the relay, usually it doesnt matter which side that is. That will have to be a pretty stout switch depending on what you are powering. Also relays can be used to switch higher draw accessories to reduce switch load and voltage drop.
Make sure the size of the hold matches the size of the toggle switch. Now, for a simple system with basic accessories and a newer switch, here's a good way to get wired up: While this isn't the only way to go about wiring up under the dash, it's a good safe way that won't burn your car down. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. Now lets get the power wire in place. Read on to find out how to add a switch to a radiator fan. Now, to wire up your fuse panel, look at the following diagram.
Here is an example of how you might wire up an auxiliary fan. After you put the power input cord into the device, use a pair of diagonal cutters to cut the wire. Clamp the connector securely around each wire by squeezing it with a pair of pliers then wrap electrical tape around the wires and the ends of the connectors fastened to the wires. How do you wire up the fuse panel? Since we found a place in the car to connect it to, feel free to screw it in place! The tip is to make sure there is no existing exposed wire. Improper wiring can result in damage to components and even fires.
If it is a three-way switch that is being replaced, you need to match the wires in the way that the old wires were secured. However, there is a way to keep it and still use it to power everything. The relay is just an industrial sized switch. Now cut the excess zip tie off for a clean look. Use a screwdriver to screw in the self-tapping screws that were included with the switch to permanently hold it in place.
Note most switches will not illuminate if they are on the 'ground' side of the accessory. Others need to be inserted into a hole so that a nut can be threaded onto the back of the toggle switch to hold it in place. The back of the toggle switch will have a number of attachment points for wires, which will vary depending on the type of toggle switch you are using. Here is only some of the equipment we need to have in order to make this possible. Now since it is in place continue to the next step! Locate a convenient pace to mount the switch.
Now test the switch by reconnecting the battery. Attach one of the new wires to the positive wire and one to the negative cable and solder them together. A good place is somewhere out of the way but still within reach. The ability to turn off power occurs with the moving of a plastic or metal tab. Remember that there were three connector screws, two brass ones and one black. Twist one black wire end over another wire that is cut.
. If your connections are not labeled, you will need to test them with a multimeter or determine which is which through trial and error. Illumination color options include red, blue, green, and amber. I would check with a meter first but I am pretty sure that is how to wire that switch. How should I connect this to my main battery so that when I flip the switch, it will cut off the circuit and also light up when I flip it on? Disconnect the wiring harness or wires from the back of the switch.
So today we are working on my old 1964 Buick Skylark. Usually the wire will match the screw it belongs to, but to be safe remember how they were connected. Make sure there is a fuse in there if your bypassing the fusible link. You just cut the wire in half and put connectors on both ends and hook each end up to the studs on the switch. Tip 6 - Use Soldering Iron To keep the wires from untwisting, solder them in by using a soldering iron over a small piece of solder.
Use wire strippers to remove about ½ inch of the insulation around the wires then attach the wire connectors onto each wire. If you have a 4 prong relay most brands will have 2 big terminals and 2 small terminals. That is what we will be covering here. You can get the current for the thermostat at a switched 12v that way it only works when the car is on, and the proper temperature. Ensure that one of the connections is to the center terminal. A toggle switch has the power to connect and disconnect electrical power to a device. It also makes chasing down a problem much easier.