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Using foglight switch as off/on switch


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251095 posted 08/09/21 07:04 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hey, I checked out our service manual's electrical book and I think I figured it out but I wanted a few other opinions before I tried anything. Our dashes come with a blank switch next to the defroster button, and I wanted to wire up a cutout muffler into my car. I had an idea to kinda hide it by using a second foglight switch in place of that blank to operate the cutout, but I'm not sure if our foglight switch can act like an off/on switch or not.

To me, it looks like if I hook the wires up to pin 1 and pin 3 on the switch it will operate like a normal on/off switch if I leave the rest unplugged. What do you think?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251096 posted 08/09/21 11:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That looks correct, you should confirm it with an ohmmeter before wiring it up.

You may also want to use it to trigger a relay depending on the draw from the cutout. I believe that switch only triggered the fog light relay to run the fogs (FSM should have more info), so it's not rated for much current.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251097 posted 08/09/21 06:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good idea, i'll definitely look into that. Thanks



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251140 posted 08/18/21 04:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
These are the same as the latch on demister switch too. the middle part comes out and you could add a different emblem. IIRC there should also be a pilot you can patch in so the switch changes colour when activated.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1251149 posted 08/20/21 03:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Good info. I was planning on popping that middle piece out but wasn't sure if it was possible or not. Thanks



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