Building a kill-switch for the Acura ITX, Pt 2

Published by Andrew Hreschak in the hardware, cables & wiring, power
Published on 05/29/06 @ 01:57:00 pm using 221 words, and has 10136 views

If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here:
Building a kill-switch for the Acura ITX, Pt 1

Connecting the wires to the Acura ITX kill switch

Once the wiring to the dashboard was run, 3 separate 1/4" spade connectors were crimped onto 4 separate lengths of wire. One length is connected to the under-dashboard 12v power tap, which will provide the incoming 12V power from the battery. That wire was connected to the 'Power' terminal on the switch. The second length of wire was connected to the 'Ground' terminal on the switch, and added to an existing ground-point under the dashboard. It's a good idea to add a new ground wire to an existing ground-point rather than to select some random screw in the vehicle chassis to use as a ground.

The third and fourth lengths of wire were crimped together, and connected to the 'Load' terminal on the switch. These two wires will carry the ACCessory signal from the ignition key to the LCD screen on the dashboard and to the OPUS120 power supply in the trunk.

Connecting the 'Power' wire to the switch terminal, and turning the key to the ACC position, we see the kill switch in action.

Connecting the wires to the Acura ITX kill switch

Pretty...

Connecting the wires to the Acura ITX kill switch

Contemporaneous Auditory Narcotics:
or, What my speakers are currently pumping...
Bob Marley - Legend

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