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Unread 04-20-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Eaton E-Locker switch wiring?

ok folks I am starting to find motivation to work on my jeep after enduring a years worth of stress and drama. I would like to get my mind on/off certain things in my life.

I purchased an axle with the eaton all ready installed, I can not stand the big round push button switch, so I purchased a few that matched the one that came with my Detroit e locker that fit nicely in the factory switch locations.

I tried this once around 1.5 yrs ago and ended up heating up the switch and popping a fuse. So I need to have a better understanding of what I am working with so that I can make sure the switches are compatible and button up this project since my dash has been torn apart since fall of 06.

I know what blasphemy to hear such a thing, but my mind has been off in other places that needed my attention. So if anyone on here can assist me with a diagram or point me in the correct direction, or if you have first hand knowledge please share with me this knowledge.

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Unread 04-20-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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this is the switch I have now for the Eaton (do not like it). Mine is orange, but they look the same. The new ones are the Contura II switches.
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never done an Eaton.. I'd need the schematic.
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If your just looking for a switch that will work, just make sure that it is rated for the job you are using it for. Make sure that the switch can operate with the amp load. Look at the other switch you use and it might say the rating on there. I might be able to help you if i had a schematic or something like that.
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the problem is I don't have a schematic either, the eaton switch is round and has no markings on the back, the new switches are rated the same and both systems utilize relays to ease the load on the switches themselves.

I purchased the axle used with the locker all ready installed. I have had the switch just dangling from under the dash and would like to make a more permanent solution that has better esthetics's.
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You mentioned Relays, if there is a relay usually the current required to activate it is minor, so just about any switch should work.
Why you had a problem with the switch heating is weird you must have somehow had the locker current through the switch but anyway.

answer me some questions :

Does the Relay have numbers on the Connections, what are they ?

What are they hooked up too at this time, i.e. pin number X goes to XXX ?

Is there a schematic on the Relay ?

I am looking for the standard relay pin out, i.e. pins numbered:
85, 86, 87, and 30.

get back to us...

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You mentioned Relays, if there is a relay usually the current required to activate it is minor, so just about any switch should work.
Why you had a problem with the switch heating is weird you must have somehow had the locker current through the switch but anyway.

answer me some questions :

Does the Relay have numbers on the Connections, what are they ?

What are they hooked up too at this time, i.e. pin number X goes to XXX ?

Is there a schematic on the Relay ?

I am looking for the standard relay pin out, i.e. pins numbered:
85, 86, 87, and 30.

get back to us...

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I will see what I can do to find out this information. the jeep is not conveniently located so i can not go look under the dash at the relay.
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Sorry for the delay in the follow up to this message, but couple of weekends ago, my friend and I tackled this project and some other small ones left un touched for some time now. Never did find any clear cut schematics so we went at it with a test light and got it moved over to my preferred contura II switches (still need to label them, but i know which does which at this time.).








thanks for the PM's on this topic the one that is lite up is the eaton in the front locked up.
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Does anyone know if its just clean 12v to activate the elocker, or is there a resister or something inline? Could I just do a simple key'd 12v to switch and batt to locker with relay set up?
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