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Old 07-17-2017, 08:27 AM
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Starter button wiring ?.

Hi ford folks, can anyone help me to workout how to wire up the starter push button on my 1952 ford f1. The truck must of had the ignition switch replaced at some time, as the switch that is fitted has four posts and the original switch only had three posts. I can wire the switch so that the truck will start with the ignition key , but I cannot find out how to make it start with the ignition switch turned on and pushing the starter button. The starter button has two wires coming of it, where do these connect to make it work ?.
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one wire is from the ignition switch "on" and the other wire go's to the start soleniod on the firewall.
 
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Thanks for the reply, the wire from the button to the ignition switch is it connected to the acc post?
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Should be the one for run only not Acc, otherwise the starter could be engaged when in accessory
 
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Okay thanks for your help.
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The original Ford wiring has the starter button Hot all the time. "May" be a safety concern. It can be fed right off the 15 amp circuit breaker right next to the button.
 
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Thanks for the info on the circuit breaker. Can either of the two wires be used for the power and the solinoid ?
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Thanks for the info on the circuit breaker. Can either of the two wires be used for the power and the solinoid ?
Mick
Yes.

If you have kids, Kurt's warning is worth thinking about. Kids love to push buttons!
 
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Thanks for the reply. Will have a look at it over the weekend. Will post update.
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