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yeah, just bought it now. im going to mount it next to the ignition i think to save people pressing it when im driving! now about this plug. does any one have a pic of it? would be highly greatful! im working on it now doing the button hole. please help me cos i really want to get this finished today!
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After the car has been running for a few seconds, pushing the button will have no effect whatsoever, so you could in theory put it on their seat and it would have no adverse effects on the car
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right i have pics of what i think is the right wires.

could this be it? the other end is wired up directly to the back of the ignition barrel



are these the right wires?


the other plug goes over the top of the ignition barrel but is plugged into the ring of it. im so crap at explaining this.

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Give it a shot mate... the one thing to remember with electrics is: if a wirre can be cut, it can be put back together
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cheers thumpjunkie, i just need to know where to locate the plug now, i quickly ran out to my car to find it and im a bit confused as i have no brown plug, but a massive cream coloured one, a small black one, and a medium sized cream one. they all have the red/white and purple/brown wires! the black one is the closest one to the ignition barrel though.
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You have exactly what i have on my R25.

That is the correct plug.

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result! it actually worked. ill update a pic later. might put the button else where to.
Thanks for all the help guys! this forum is the *******s!

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Give it a shot mate... the one thing to remember with electrics is: if a wirre can be cut, it can be put back together
But it'll never be as good!!!

Oh, and if you ever do house electrics, make sure your cutting the right one!!!
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help!

engine was starting fine today but as ive just got home, i tried starting her up and nothing! the button doesnt do anything all of a sudden. checked all the electrics and they look fine! could this be a fuse somewhere or something? or is my starter motor thing fried!?
please help anyone, need my car for tomorro!
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hey could someone reccomend me some cheap wire that i could use for this purpose
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just a quick question does putting in the push button start effect the imboliser?

or does this still function as normal?

sorry if this has already been answered just getting the hang of these forum things lol
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just a quick question does putting in the push button start effect the imboliser?

or does this still function as normal?

sorry if this has already been answered just getting the hang of these forum things lol
Still operates as normal mate, the button affects nothing other than the 3rd key position
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Still operates as normal mate, the button affects nothing other than the 3rd key position

sweet cheers i think ill have a got at putting it in to my MGF.. i did see the honda 2000 push button start buttons on ebay are they are a good button to use or can u pretty much wire up any button in the car so for example i cud use a fog lamp switch as sadly my mgf doesnt have them yet ?
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You need a butotn whcih provides power ONLY when pushed. A fog light button etc will stay on once "clicked" thus frying your starter motor!!

Also you need one of the correct rating (Amps) to avoid the butotn melting or whatever. I cant remember the rating needed I am afraid.
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You need a butotn whcih provides power ONLY when pushed. A fog light button etc will stay on once "clicked" thus frying your starter motor!!

Also you need one of the correct rating (Amps) to avoid the butotn melting or whatever. I cant remember the rating needed I am afraid.
does any one now the correct amp rating required for the button so i dont fry the starter motor or melt all the switches
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Most buttons will cope as long as they are a push to make type and you use a relay. The the button operates the relay and relay operates the starter motor so any heavy currents go through the relay.
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Most buttons will cope as long as they are a push to make type and you use a relay. The the button operates the relay and relay operates the starter motor so any heavy currents go through the relay.
great thanks ill pop down to my local motor factors tomorrow

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I went to halfrauds and looked at a push button starter and considered buying it (hangs head in shame) but before buying it or similiar i would like to know the correct colour combination to attach the wires to make them work on a mgf

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Unhappy where is the starter solenoid and the original ignition wire.??

Ive been out and bought my self a rich brook push button start and ive hit a snag when fitting it i have no idea where any of these bits are ?


can any one tell me where the starter solenoid is and the original ignition wire is as i need to wire to these points but i dnt have a haynes manual and dont really know where to start help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have a wiring diagram but its meaningless too me
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Got one of these,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Push-Start-But...QQcmdZViewItem

and just wondering, how hard would it be to make it only start once the switch is flicked to the on position and the light comes on?

Any ideas?

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Im thinking that you could take either the red/white wire or the purple/brown that you would normally connect right to the push button, connect it to one side of the flick switch, then take a wire from the other side of the flick switch to one side of the push button and take the wire that you didnt connect to the flick switch straight from the ignition to the other side of the push button. Hope this makes sense? lol
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Got one of these,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Push-Start-But...QQcmdZViewItem

and just wondering, how hard would it be to make it only start once the switch is flicked to the on position and the light comes on?

Any ideas?

Cheers

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Im thinking that you could take either the red/white wire or the purple/brown that you would normally connect right to the push button, connect it to one side of the flick switch, then take a wire from the other side of the flick switch to one side of the push button and take the wire that you didnt connect to the flick switch straight from the ignition to the other side of the push button. Hope this makes sense? lol
Spot on mate
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not to bad with electronics, just sorted out my interior wiring for leds, 12v plug with a molex connector on the end so I can then connect extra leds in easily!

im also looking to get a engine start button, the ones im looking at have a small relay box. Would the connection be the same?

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