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Old 10-23-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Default Finally finished my new neon control--- CCR buttons

My neons are now controlled by the ride control buttons. I found a 3 button pod in a junkyard yesterday--the fourth junkyard i've searched.

The backlighting in the buttons is controlled by the harness that was hiding in the console, so they dim with the dash. Also, one of the LEDs lights up to tell me when the neons are on. I'm using a 30 amp relay which is overkll by about 29.5 amps, so i'm not worried about burning up anything. After all my research on bistable flipflops, it turns out that the ride control buttons are toggle on/off...

just another project made possible by the bonneville club
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Which wire was the one for the dash? I'm needing to hookup my 5 button pod to lights....
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Sounds like what I was going to do with my neons too, but I also thought about using several different fog lamp switches from various pontiacs I found in the junkyard, and then yanking out all the seat switches in the center console and replace those switches with said fog switches. They fit in there perfectly, but the only downside is that I will need nine switches to fill nine holes And I KNOW I dont need that many anyways.
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Which wire was the one for the dash? I'm needing to hookup my 5 button pod to lights....
I used the wiring "diagram" fuddy posted here
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...shifter+muster

The grey wire controls illumination for the TC button, and black #2 handles the CCR and shift mode buttons.


One major issue here is that the different generation bonnies have slightly different colored wire. I spent half the afternoon at the kitchen table with a multimeter trying to diagram this out. I never could get the LEDs on the CCR buttons to work, so i'm using the TC LED as my indicator.
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I guessed it! I get a gold star!

Great work, btw!
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I think seven gold stars is enough for any mortal.

If anyone has any insight as to why i couldn't get the CCR LEDs to light up, please share

Here'* the diagram.
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I discovered why i couldn't get the LEDs to work. They are 3.6V leds. While the other three buttons have their own resistors to reduce current to LEDs, the CCR buttons do not. I used a 9V battery when i was testing them. Would this have blown them?
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I think seven gold stars is enough for any mortal.

If anyone has any insight as to why i couldn't get the CCR LEDs to light up, please share

Here'* the diagram.
Now there is a very complicated diagram.
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I discovered why i couldn't get the LEDs to work. They are 3.6V leds. While the other three buttons have their own resistors to reduce current to LEDs, the CCR buttons do not. I used a 9V battery when i was testing them. Would this have blown them?
all the buttons have the same current...i replaced all of mine with 3.6v led'*.

9 volts would have easily blown them, they problably flashed for half a second and then went out. if you want to make em start on fire and smoke a lot, just keep the voltage on them for a long time been there done that
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thanks
the TC LED works for me now. maybe some day if i get really bored i'll replace the CCRs and wire in a resistor.
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