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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:07 am
by Decimus
SurfHawk wrote:Awesome write up. Any details on Cherry switch and housing? Part number, what kind ( single throw?) And what pin to solder to on Cherry switch?

Thanks.

-Mini Micro Switch microswitch 3 Pins 5A-125VAC 3A-250VAC NO NC A511
- Dimension: Length: 20mm Width: 10mm Height: 6.5mm
.-(Single- Pole-Single-Throw)

Solder the wires to pin COM and NO. NO stands for normally open. COM stands for Common Terminal.

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The switch housing (18mm wide) is made from a roof sheet metal. For those who are familiar with sheet metal, bending them should be easy. Then punch or drill two varying size holes on them. One side is (EDIT 9/32") hole and the other is 3/16 hole. I have an arbor press which is set up for this purpose. I'm not aware of a place to get this item other than to show people how make them or get it from me. I can send the housing for $3 to cover shipping.

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Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:16 am
by DuncanCunningham
Thanks for this post. I'll be doing this when we get warmer weather here.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:15 pm
by SurfHawk
Did you mention you will sell completed units? If so, I'm game to buy one if you let me know how.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:36 am
by Decimus
SurfHawk wrote:Did you mention you will sell completed units? If so, I'm game to buy one if you let me know how.


Ebay might have parts you can put together.

Look for the listing of leaf VSP switches and harnesses

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:09 am
by Decimus
DuncanCunningham wrote:Thanks for this post. I'll be doing this when we get warmer weather here.


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Your welcome. Here are some update information.

WIRE SIZES:
Make sure the lead (wires) are 18 gauge or bigger. Or something that doesn't burn with a 10-Amp load. Small wires will burn, large wires will pop the fuse. Secondly, the wires have to be wrapped with electrical tape from head to toe, leaving no gaps. The one in the image above is already coated with gray insulation - that's good. This is to help with fire control.

BATTERY DISCONNECT:
• When removing the 12V battery terminal, turn OFF the power switch and wait at least 5 minutes to prevent ECU data corruption.
• Always disconnect the battery terminal within 60 minutes after turning OFF the power switch.

*What are two connector in the image above for? Answer. Both are optional. One goes into the VSP connector. The other goes to an optional "default to off" switch.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:09 am
by ironmanco
A couple of questions:

1) Will this process and guide work on a 2016?
2) Any thoughts on using a totally separate button on the dash where there is currently a blank?

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:34 pm
by SurfHawk
So if I don't get the "default to off switch", will it remember the settings from last time I had the car running?

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:34 am
by garsh
SurfHawk wrote:So if I don't get the "default to off switch", will it remember the settings from last time I had the car running?
Only if that setting was "on". ;)
The car always turns the VSP on when it is first started.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:19 am
by Decimus
garsh wrote:
SurfHawk wrote:So if I don't get the "default to off switch", will it remember the settings from last time I had the car running?
Only if that setting was "on". ;)
The car always turns the VSP on when it is first started.


If you set the "default to off switch" to "on," then, like Mr Garsh says, the car always turns the VSP on when it is first started. If set it to "off" then it won't play the VSP upon startup. Yes, you'll have to get the "default to off switch" for it to remember to turn off at startup.

Re: HOW TO: Make the VSP (noisemaker) button default to off

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:12 am
by Decimus
ironmanco wrote:A couple of questions:
1) Will this process and guide work on a 2016?

I don't have an answer to that but you can. I've check the service manual for the 2014 and it should work. For the 2016, if you don't mind opening the VSP box then read the prints on the circuit board then you can find out. On pin 3 and 5 it should say: 3 PUSH_SW and 5 VSP_OFF_SW for this process to work. You'll need a Phillips screw driver.

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ironmanco wrote:A couple of questions:
2) Any thoughts on using a totally separate button on the dash where there is currently a blank?

I haven't put much thought on it. A separate OEM button appears to increase cost and reduce functionality. But, you've spark my interest. I may have to look into that. ;)