Bumpin' this up; I've heard Durty's plans (I won't spoil his surprise though) and his update should be sweet once he is ready.
I'm going to post the info I have shared with Rdurty2 by pm, if you want to do a two way switch.
Blue/red is + and lilac/brown is the ground controled by the ecu.
The resistance of the N321 is 27.5 ohms so I opened up a broken dvd player and found a 60ohms resistor. That part is welded to the ecu wiring and I'm not having any cell.
My wires are ready for the switch, I welded a wire to the 12v socket in the center console and installed a switch in the ashtray. Then the + wire is going all the way back to the end of the car. I'm kind of lazy(hehe) and it's so easy to work in that area. The're are also less chance of water/snow damaging the modified wires there.
Then I welded the wire to the blue/red wire. For the lilac/brown I welded another wire and the're is a nice ground in the back near the quater pannel so i'm grounding it there.
bad drawing I just did:
I welded the wire of the switch directly to the + male terminal of the 12v socket, if you do it right you can still put back the female connector and still have a functioning 12v socket.
Last edited by fred340; 01-23-2011 at 06:35 PM.
You would need two separate lines from the 12v source, but both lines would go to the controller. You could even get a switch with another selection and put the pressure switch on that. then you would have On/Off/Stock/Pressure
Keep in mind my suggestion is made with admitted ignorance to the purpose of the ecu connection or stock flapper function. For all I know the ecu does this anyway with stock flapper control. I think I'll go look that up now
Last edited by shovelhead84; 01-26-2011 at 08:30 AM.
^^ now you are just complicating things
If you really wanted the stock setting then you would just use the wiring diagram in my first post as that gives you stock, always open, and always closed. No need for pressure switches behind the gas pedal, crazy amounts of wires, etc.
I honestly never use the "stock" setting on my 3 way toggle. I either want it always quiet or always loud. I'm actually going to be switching to a 2 way switch...once my parts come in you will see why.
The toggle switch just wasn't cutting it for me as it's been done to death.
After a lot of ordering and returning of lots of pushbutton switches I finally found one that works great. I finished it up last night and installed it in the car this morning. It is a 2 setting pushbutton, flapper always open and flapper always closed. I saw no need for stock mode.
This button I custom made myself. After going through a bunch of switches I found one that fit good enough. I then took one of the oem button blanks and cut it down so just the face and a bit of the sides were left. Next I epoxied a little washer to the pushbutton and then the oem button face to that. The washer is so the face would be perfectly level with the rest of the oem buttons.
I have enough materials left over to make a couple more if people are interested. Also I can always order more parts or put up a list and then it's up to you guys to do the work (I can post up the switch part # and more pics of it this weekend)
If a handful of people want the exhaust vinyl I will do an order for that as I only have 2 left since I wasted one.
Thanks! It came out exactly how I envisioned it...as close to an OEM solution as possible.
Finding the right switch as a base for the custom switch was very frustrating and I almost just said f it a couple times.
I still have to return about 15 different switches that I now have laying around.
even better now...want to do this so bad but i haven't done much with wiring and what not//so this makes me a little nervous....id also probably want to go this second route you just showed...so is it really worth buying the ecs kit when we're just gonna hack it?
I'll buy one of your other switches off you + a vinyl if you are willing to sell them. I dont know anything about wiring nor care to attempt it myself haha so if i can get a switch from you im just going to take it to my local dub shop and ask them if they can do the wiring and everything for me. The owner of the shop has a MKV R so im pretty confident they will do a good job
I just completely redid the first post of this thread. I added lots of pictures, step by step directions, and diagrams for both a 3 way switch and also a 2 way switch.
Any questions about the process just let me know.