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Heres my issue and maybe an answer I'm redoing the wiring for the electric tailgate motor I have three switches on this circuit. I don't want the relays in the tailgate and i want all three switches to work. so if I remove two wires from the window motor and add relays anywhere in the switch circuit and run the output from the relays to the motor will all three switches work? I made a wiring diagram and I think it will work but I'm not sure. Does anyone know if this will work thanks
 

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Burke, am I blind or is there no here??:confused:

Brian did you ever figure out what happens if two or more of those switches try to power the motor at the same time? Either in the same or opposite directions? I dont know if that would even matter.
 

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Burke, am I blind or is there no here??:confused:

Brian did you ever figure out what happens if two or more of those switches try to power the motor at the same time? Either in the same or opposite directions? I dont know if that would even matter.
OOps forgot to add the link :rolleyes:
 

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Brian did you ever figure out what happens if two or more of those switches try to power the motor at the same time? Either in the same or opposite directions? I dont know if that would even matter.


Hey nate, It's a possibility that more than one switch could be pushed at the same time but it's very unlikely that it would happen. the main switch is under the dash the second will be hidden in the drivers side quarter panel and the tailgate switch uses the key.

I believe you have the relays pinned wrong in that diagram. Look here for everything you could ever want to know about relays

Burke very informative site on relays thank you its now book marked I will triple check relay wiring before actually wiring it up.
I'm still uncertain about placement of the relays with more than one switch in the circuit the headlight relays were quite simple cut into wire between switch and light add power and ground yay headlight relays
Also when using a 5 pin relay and not using pin 79 a should I put some heat shrink on the pin so it can't ground to anything?
 

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Also when using a 5 pin relay and not using pin 79 a should I put some heat shrink on the pin so it can't ground to anything?
If the relays are screwed to something solid you should be OK. Ideally you should use a socket for the relay so that all the pins are covered whether you are useing them or not. then it's just one plug :)
 

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If the relays are screwed to something solid you should be OK. Ideally you should use a socket for the relay so that all the pins are covered whether you are useing them or not. then it's just one plug :)
I'm using the socket just wondering about the pin inside if it should be covered for extra protection
 

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I'm using the socket just wondering about the pin inside if it should be covered for extra protection
Should not be necessary :no:
 
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