[Vwdiesel] Re: Miser's method elaborated :o) Proof of the pudding...

Val Christian val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Tue Dec 21 22:38:00 EST 2004

>   Tomorrow I'll rig up an unballasted LED to check if it works Place yer =
> bets folks (I accept Paypal :o)
>   Actually this morning I put a spare rear window heater switch into one =
> of the blanks and wired it in series with the Glow plug relay so that it =
> can be turned off earlier or allow recycling whilst engine running if =
> lumpy :o)
>   +___________________________i=3D=3D=3D=3D> G/P
>                 |                                |
>                 |_______i<i_____|
>                             LED
>   The lack of Visual on this site makes it very tempting to drag =
> everyone off to Yahoo :o(
>   Miser


I would use the switch to actuate the coil of the relay (pop the plastic
cap on one and start cutting).  Don't run the current needed to run the 
glow plugs through the switch, as you'll have to deal with BIG wire,
and you'll destroy the switch.  

If you modify the relay, you don't have to do any glow plug circuit 
changes to the car.

Email me if you have any questions.


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