Exhaust cutouts

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  1. Fast stang16

    Fast stang16 New Member

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    I'm buying some used exhaust cutouts but they do not have the wiring harness. Can anyone tell me how to wire them up? Do I need a special type of switch? I can't find much online so I'm hoping someone can chime in
     
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    Are there any wires coming out of them? upload some pictures or give some more details and I'm sure we can figure it out
     
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    you would probably need to contact the manf of the switch to get the correct harness. But there isn't any reason you can't put your own on there if you go to the parts store and find a matching 2-wire harness. Its just a dc motor so all you need to do is to put power on one side and ground on the other. If it doesn't move while making noise then you need to just reverse the wires and that will reverse the direction of the motor. Do not just keep the power on after it reaches it limit and starts to click or you can chew up a gear inside. For the switch you will need a DPDT(double pull double throw will have 6 contacts on the bottom) switch or a pair of relays and a SPDT(single pull double throw will have 3 contacts on the bottom) switch.

    Also if your interested I know of a guy that made an automation system for them that if you hit a wide open throttle switch it will open the cut outs up automatically for 30 secs and then close them. Handy for those surprise stop light drags...
     
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    I will probably just make my own because I will be pressed for time on getting them installed, would you happen to know how you would wire up the switch? On position being positive to negative on the motor to open it. Other being reversed polarity to shut it?
     
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    the wiring doesn't work that way. If you did it that way you would be able to either close, or open it one time an then never be able to reverse what ever the motion was. IF you want to have the switch do all the work and not need any relays then go a little down on this page and under there is a diagram to show it how it would need to be wired.

    http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/842368-retrofit-power-window-wiring.html
     
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    I would try calling the MFG before you create your own, new wires and switch for my kit are under $40 and that is weatherproof connectors and all wiring is insulated already.

    Will make the install a lot easier since they just plug right into the cutouts and all you need to run is power and ground to the switch.