Remote Starter Switch|
Transmission Interlock Bypass Switch
I purchased my 1990 Aero Cruiser in 1996 it ran fine; however, after I took
it into an RV shop to get everything inside checked out, it would not start when I went
to pick it up. The
owner and I fooled around with it for a while and were pretty sure it was one of the
interlocks in the starter circuit. We had to call my towing service to get
it towed to a mechanic. After pushing it out of the shop, we decide to try it
again. It started right up.
When I got it home, I decided to put 2 connectors on the starter relay wiring where the
wires runs to the "Starter Solenoid" (Red 12 gage wire on terminal 4) back to
the " Ignition Run Switch" (Brown 14 gage wire on terminal 3). This
creates a parallel circuit from the battery to the Starter
Solenoid effectively bypassing the Starter Relay. I installed two male push on connector on the starter relay wiring as seen in the picture.
Then female connectors on wirers running up through the engine cowling to a push button next to the
drivers seat. It's not attached to anything, it just loops through the
tie-downs for the dash and the cowling.
Note: If you try this make sure you
meter the lines first to make sure you don't mess anything up. I did not
remove the starter relay or cut any wires. Instead I installed the short 4 inch connectors by stripping a quarter inch of insulation
off the wirers indicated (by their color) in the wiring diagram and then
soldered the short Test
Point male connectors to the wires. Then I had my wife start the RV while
I metered the lines. Once I was sure everything is ok, I made the remote push
button using female connectors and give it a try. It worked fine for me; however,
interlocks can be dangerous! SO USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Another alternative is to pick up a remote starter button at any good auto
parts store. I didn't like this because they normally clip onto the
starter directly and are not meant to be driven that way.
To use either form of remote starter button, you must have the ignition in
the run position before you push the button.
After installing the remote starter button I have had to use it once every few
years when the Starter Ignition Switch won't work. I've only had to
used it half a dozen times, until the trip where I lost my Transmission
Cable. Read about "Replacing the Transmission Control
Cable" by clicking on the link.
to the Tip List.
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