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Old 04-26-2013, 11:39 PM   #1
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i am looking to put my lights on my key switch. I am tired of my outside cats jumping on it hitting the lights on and when i want to take a ride guess what battery dead. Is the key switch strong enough to handle lights and eventually a radio. what is the easiest way to wire this up so i dont have constant power at all times to the lights. I just want to hook them up to the key so that at least has to be on....
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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No, the key switch won't handle the amperage draw.
You could either tie in a relay, or just replace your toggle switch with a pull switch!

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Old 04-27-2013, 06:37 AM   #3
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Buy a simple horn/light relay at any auto parts store, and wire it so it is energized when the key switch is on. The lights will be powered thru the relay and not the switch.


You beat me to it, Don.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:40 AM   #4
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You could remove your stock cc key and put in a Ezgo key with the aux output so you can control the lights that way. To do this though you will need to cut the plastic on the back side of you dash to do this, then just run two wires one from your 12V supply and a return back to the lights power.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:33 AM   #5
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I wish it were that easy LH!
Club Car had to be different with their gas carts and they use a multi-terminal key switch.

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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Sorry Lock did not notice it was gas,,,,disregard my post...I go hide in the corner now.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:53 AM   #7
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It's all good LH! I know that your new to this gas cart thing, you can come out of the corner now!
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:03 AM   #8
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Umm what about one of these from CPP?

http://www.cartpartsplus.com/perform...gnition-switch
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:16 AM   #9
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That might work!

But, I'm thinking that replacing the toggle light switch with a "pull on" light switch
would be the cheapest, and easiest to keep the cats from turning on 96's lights when he's not around!

Yes/No?
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:20 AM   #10
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Yes a regular rocker switch or pull switch would most likely work.
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