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#1 rob285 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 05:44 PM

Can anyone help me I have three wire kill switch . Does any one have a diagram or can just tell me how to do it thanks
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Posted May 03, 2016 - 06:59 PM

Model, make, and pics usually will help! Not to a smartie, but this could be a Peterbuilt for all we know!

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Posted May 03, 2016 - 09:05 PM

The 3 switches will need to be in series. As to the vehicle we do need more info.



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Posted May 04, 2016 - 06:35 AM

If  you are talking your basic generic key switch with a start position many places sell, they DO NOT work that well on a Garden tractor.  Could be wired for just start and run, but then rest of tractor wiring won't be working right. Most GT's have five terminal switches, and then you still need to know if you have battery ignition or Magneto to get the right ones.  As noted, we need to know what tractor and just what it is you are trying to do.



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Posted May 04, 2016 - 07:44 AM

:welcometogttalk: More info needed



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Posted May 04, 2016 - 08:25 AM

Cub cadet it is the pull pin type of safety switch

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 08:54 AM

Since this is the pulling forum. Are you talking about a kill switch on a custom puller?

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Sure! One wire is tied to the plug wire. Jerking on it pulls the wire off the plug. The other two(preferable 10 gauge are fastened to your saftey harness and to the pull sled. In case the tractor comes loose, the operator is safely removed from the tractor.

 

This is how we do it in rural Illinois. Other places may do it differently.



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Posted May 04, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Yes it on a pulling cub cadet. I have a blue wire a black wire and red wire and I need to know where each one of them goes towards the motor somebody told me one hooks to the negitive on coil and I can't remember the other two places

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 03:46 PM

I can't help you there. The pulling guys should be along soon and they will know.

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Posted May 05, 2016 - 03:41 AM

That sounds like a trailer breakaway switch! The black is from battery charging ( truck) the red wire hooks to b+ on a small battery, and the blue wire to the brakes when you pull the pin out it puts b+ to the brakes and opens the charging circuit.
So in your case you need it to " open " the b+ to coil. This would be done by conecting the black and red in line.
I may be off on the colors but i dont think so, test the wires with an ohm meter, you want the 2 wires that are opened when the pin is pulled.. If you have a magneto ign. Then you want the opposite.
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