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Old 09-29-2005, 10:41 PM   #1
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??'s on wiring up push button starter

Working on a butched wired Jeep and need to know how to wire a push button starter. It is a 94 Yj w/ a 304. It has the fender mounted solenoid, and an ignition switch and starter button on the dash. I just can't remember how this goes!! If you also know what goes to the alternator and from where that would be helpful.

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Old 09-29-2005, 10:42 PM   #2
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Is the solenoid the ford style?
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Yeah I guess that is what it is called. It has the 2 big side posts and then 2 small ones in middle.
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Ok. One of the big ones goes to the battery and the other goes to the starter, doesnt matter which one goes where. One of the small terminals should be labeled S for start, it is the terminal that energizes the solenoid. This is the one you want to wire the push button to. The other one should be labeled R, it gets power when the solenoid is engaged. It's usually used to give 12v to the ign. coil to start when a resistor is used to lower the voltage to the coil while running.

On the switch, you just need to run one side to a power source and the other to the S terminal on the solenoid.
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OK, great. Thanks man.
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On the push button where does the other post get hooked to? You said one side gets wired to the "S" post on the solenoid, but what about the other one on the push button?

Thanks, anybody got a quick drawing they can post up?

Where do you recommend getting the power from on the switch? Does it need to be constantly hot?
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it goes to a power source off the battery. a wire goes from a battery power source(constantly hot) to one of the post on the push button. then a wire on the other post on the push button goes to the solenoid on the terminal with the "S" on it.

do you have a power for the ignition? if not oyu can use a flip switch and wire a battery source to the coil or distributor not sure on your application.
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Ok, I got it wired up but now the battery is pretty dead. Will check ignition when I get my battery hot.

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