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Old 08-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #1
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Wiring LEDs yo 'Resume' on cruise control

I've been thinking about wiring up some accent leds in my 03 GT and since I never use the resume on the cruise control I figured it would be a clean way to turn them on and off buy wouldn't know how to wire them in to it. I didn't want a random switch that was just hanging around for the leds.
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The RESUME switch is a small capacity momentary contact (meaning it woud have to be continuously pressed to keep the LEDs on) unit designed to switch less than 5 mA--in operations it switches a 5 V reference voltage from the speed control servo to ground, through a 2200 Ω resistor.

A typical low-power color LED draws 20 mA, higher power and white LEDs can require up to 100 mA each, obviously a combination of "some" LEDs will be more than that. The bottom line is that neither the RESUME switch or the conductors in the "clock spring" are up to the job...
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Hi Ethan here's where I put my switch hope this helps.

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:14 AM   #4
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The RESUME switch is a small capacity momentary contact (meaning it woud have to be continuously pressed to keep the LEDs on) unit designed to switch less than 5 mA--in operations it switches a 5 V reference voltage from the speed control servo to ground, through a 2200 Ω resistor.

A typical low-power color LED draws 20 mA, higher power and white LEDs can require up to 100 mA each, obviously a combination of "some" LEDs will be more than that. The bottom line is that neither the RESUME switch or the conductors in the "clock spring" are up to the job...
Haha obviously I'm not much of an electrician but it makes sense what your saying thanks!!

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Hi Ethan here's where I put my switch hope this helps.
So you just drilled a whole through and glued it in or something?
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Yeah drilled small hole then used file made it rectangle so the switch snapped right in. No glue needed
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