Separate "Race car style" Ignition and Start button plug in loom
Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:38 PM
The plug is a Narva 6 way spade terminal plug that is available from Repco or Bursons etc, Start button should be a decent, heavy duty item (Hella) and two of the 5 wires (Red + Black see pic below)in the loom are twice the thickness of the rest. Ignition switch can be bought from either Repco or even Jaycar Electronics together with the "missle "switch flip cover. It should be a 20-30 amp toggle switch to handle the amps. All up parts should be around $30 ish dollars.
You will notice that when you have it wired, you will have to make sure any accessory while the engine is cranking should be off. This arrangement lets you have anything "on" (wipers, radio etc) when it should be "off", for any spare power to go to the starter motor for cranking! Or else the engine may not start. I have never tried it so I could be wrong.....
When you have everything, wiring shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes. Just make sure you measure the amount of wire you need to take the switch where you want it and the start button and to hide the wiring. Just have a good set of crimpers and a can of your favorite beverage on hand. I've included a wiring diagram and a pic of my plug for your reference. The plug that goes into the original ignition switch, should plug directly into the Narva plug.
If I have forgotten any details, please ask!
Also, when I did this mod to my 240Z, I removed the ignition lock and assembly so no key is needed to start. I don't drive it every day and I do have a battery isolator so I can make the zed hard to steal. But if you wish to retain the steering lock, always insert the key and turn it to run!! before anything!
Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:40 PM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 01:41 PM
Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:29 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:18 AM
It also needs to function as a steering lock that works when the car is off, so you cant just leave it in there and defeat it.
just keep that in mind if you are going to need to go through engineering.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:47 PM
Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:39 AM
The contacts, after some 30 plus years sorts wear out!
$40 each in a Nissan cardboard box and all!
With the above, get the GOOD (expensive) start button, the cheap ones do not have a good flat square surface contact area, and carbon arc up pretty quickly which causes resistance and hard starting.
Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:12 AM
Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:09 AM
No worries, pm me
I have two of these avail
Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:24 PM
Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:54 AM
I did this to cut the fuel pump power as an added "kill switch" and it works perfectly and no need for thick wires/ chunky switches
Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:54 AM
No more key barrell issues and steering lock. Cool. $30- from China delivered for a good quality switch complete with relay. Happy days.
Thanks again Dimitri.
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