4 wire key switch ?
Posted August 31, 2010 - 11:56 AM
I recently purchased a 4 wire ignition key switch to replace my main on/off switch on my 450f.... My question is what are the 4 wires for?
After doing some test on the dmm I concluded that wire 1 and 2 connects when key Is turned to "ON" and wire 3 and 4 connects when key Is turned to "OFF"
The main switch has 4 wires as well but it seems the two extra wires is for the led light when the button is pushed to on .
Just trying to figure out what the purpose of having a complete circuit when the key is turned to off?
Any help would be great thanks.
Posted August 31, 2010 - 02:11 PM
most of the time the key switch would be hooked up as 1+2 would operate the lights and or d/c part of the sytem as for starter/battery charging and 3/4 would operate the ignition. ie. key in off position wires 1&2 would cut off power to lights,starter etc and wires 3&4 would connect to ground out the ignition at the same time.
Posted August 31, 2010 - 03:31 PM
I understand that a complete circuit on the kill switch will kill the bike
But simply turning off connection 1+2 would kill the bike too
So if I were to hook it up like u said I would be killing the bike via completing the circuit on the kill switch ( key switched to off thus connecting 3+4) and killing the bike again by disconnecting the main switch (key switched to off thus no longer connecting 1+2)
The only benefit I see from this is if someone were to hot wire my bike they would have a harder time messing with 4 wires instead of two lol
Posted August 31, 2010 - 03:57 PM