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Old 03-28-2014, 09:57 PM
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Carling switch pin breakdown

The F-650 dash kit I ordered from Riffraff came with Carling Contura LED Illuminated switches. Can anyone help me with the pin breakdown? I don't want to fry anything .........
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Put your multimeter on it.
I'm guessing that the 3 inline pins, the center pin is 12v, and ones on either side of it go to accessory items. The single one is possibly ground for illumination.

No directions on the riffraff site. Nothing online for the part number or anything. Hmmm
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Here you go.

Its a little confusing but once mastered it's pretty easy to figure out let me know if you have any Q's.

1st pic is for your basic on off switch. On/Off.



2nd pic is if you have two different accessories on one switch. On/On/Off.

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Basic on/off switch

8, power feed for when dash lights come on

7, ground feed

2, hot coming in from fused/relay power source

3, going out to your accessory Lights, air comp., etc.

6, ground feed can be tied into 7.
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Thank you Scotty - I owe you one.....
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Thank you Scotty - I owe you one.....
No worries, more coming.
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So I hope that this doesn't confuse anyone. I have no problems answering any questions and plan on cleaning all this up soon so it's more professional.

Some rough sketches of my wiring diagram.





The dome/floor light switch is a 3 way switch. off/on/on (off / floor lights / dome light)





No need to pay attention to "actual colors on truck" those are just my notes of what colored wires I used. Did the sketch before I ordered wires.




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If the picture in the OP does not accurately represent what Clay sends, disregard the following:

Whoa! Putting a pause on things here:

The switch in the picture has 4 terminals. All the diagrams show 5 terminals or more.

I looked at the whole Carling catalog - cool products, complex options, and missing data on this switch.

I have installed many lighted switches, and the light typically gets its power from the load side of the switch... meaning no light dimmer.

With conflicting info, my gut is telling me the three terminals in a row are single-pole double-throw. Power would go to the middle terminal, and the load would go on one of the two end terminals. One of the end terminals is attached to one end of the LED, and that one lone terminal to the side is ground for the LED.

Oh... side note: Check this out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EySK...ature=youtu.be

I have a test - 12V on the center terminal of the three in a row. Ground to the straggler not in line. Flip switch. If the LED lights up, my gut was right.
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Whoa! Putting a pause on things here:

The switch in the picture has 4 terminals. All the diagrams show 5 terminals or more.
Just so it doesn't get passed over, the link in post #3 takes a person to a very old thread where the diagram is for a 4 terminal switch.

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Here you go Clint, sorry I didnt see this thread sooner.



now, what this diagram doesn't tell you is that you need to daisy chain your switches together, if you are running mor ethan one switch. that way you only have to have one positive wire, one ground wire, and one positive illumination wire running to one switch and then you can wire the switches in series to all use the same power and ground wires...... Clear as Mud?

#8 connects to Illum +, and then run a jumper to the #8 pole on the second switch, and a jumper to the #8 pole on the third switch.
#7 connects to ground -, and then a jumper to #7 pole second switch, and a jumper to #7 pole third switch
#2 connects to 12V+ switched power, and then a jumper to second switch #2 pole, and then jumper to third switch #2 pole.
#3 pole is your output to what ever ACC you are using the switch for. DO NOT DAISY CHAIN # 3 POLE.
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Thanks for the help, info & diagrams guys - gonna try and get this all finished today since it's gonna be nice out today (65 degrees!) and I won't have to hide in the garage with the heater.

Rich (Tugly), yep - the switches I ordered are the ones I posted the pic of in my OP. I tried to decipher the technical diagrams on Carlings website - but after 2 beers it was too much for my brain at the time..... You can order any type of switch through Riffraff when ordering the F650 dash kits but I just needed the easy & simple on/off switches - but the switch on lamp and the background LED through me off I guess.......

Either way I need to finish today since more snow is coming Monday g

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Looks real good!
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Clay does a nice job with his products - doesn't he........

Can't believe it has taken me 3 years to get this stuff done on the Excursion. Boy, that fuel pressure gauge sure got more eyeball time than any other gauge this incredibly cold winter . It sure is nice to have it finally mounted instead of dangling from the dash.....
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Basic on/off switch

8, power feed for when dash lights come on

7, ground feed

2, hot coming in from fused/relay power source

3, going out to your accessory Lights, air comp., etc.

6, ground feed can be tied into 7.
Thanks Scotty - I appreciate you taking the time to post your pics & diagrams. Your diagrams were a lot more understandable than the ones I browsed on Carling's website.

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I have a test - 12V on the center terminal of the three in a row. Ground to the straggler not in line. Flip switch. If the LED lights up, my gut was right.
Yep, this completed the circuit for the LED switch on light. The straggler as Scotty & Stewart posted is the + power for the background LED lighting when the dash lights come on.


Thanks everybody - got her all buttoned up before the next round of snow is due to hit.

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