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Illuminating Dash Switches


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I have a few spare dash switches so I thought I'd experiment with a couple of them to control the OBC. Wiring them up seems fine, they act essentially as two momentary switches which gives me full control of the OBC, what I'm wondering about is getting them to light up with the dash lights.

I sanded the black off (the switch is white underneath) and resprayed them with a simple icon, my plan being to hook in to the light power from another switch so they'd illuminate, this seems to be a potential issue though. To operate the OBC the control wire needs to be grounded - no problem there, I just connect the ground to the common connector and the switch wires at the sides.

The problem though is with illumination, from the diagrams I found on the web it appears that the switch is illuminated by applying 12v to the common connector, is this really the case? If that is so I strongly suspect I don't want to apply 12v to the OBC control wires, as such is lighting my switches going to be a no-no?

For other people using a dash switch to control theit OBC did you get the backlight to work too?

Thanks in advance,

Chris.

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I have a few spare dash switches so I thought I'd experiment with a couple of them to control the OBC. Wiring them up seems fine, they act essentially as two momentary switches which gives me full control of the OBC, what I'm wondering about is getting them to light up with the dash lights.

I sanded the black off (the switch is white underneath) and resprayed them with a simple icon, my plan being to hook in to the light power from another switch so they'd illuminate, this seems to be a potential issue though. To operate the OBC the control wire needs to be grounded - no problem there, I just connect the ground to the common connector and the switch wires at the sides.

The problem though is with illumination, from the diagrams I found on the web it appears that the switch is illuminated by applying 12v to the common connector, is this really the case? If that is so I strongly suspect I don't want to apply 12v to the OBC control wires, as such is lighting my switches going to be a no-no?

For other people using a dash switch to control theit OBC did you get the backlight to work too?

Thanks in advance,

Chris.

Try it then post, don't post then try it... doh!

It seems the lights come on by applying 12v to the outer connectors on the switch, not the two momentary contacts, as such it looks as though I should be ok after all. I'll try to install them tonight to confirm!

Chris.

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