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    this is my how to to wire up a switch to turn off your traction control
    im sure its been done somewhere before but i couldnt find it so i hope this helps some one
    this is for a vectra that has none of the wiring in place

    first of all i bought the switch i belive p/n 13138265

    i then used spare gid pin to connect to the switch
    i heat shrunk around the terminal to prevent short circuits
    you need 4 for the switch

    if you look in the back of the switch it is numbered 1 at the top 6 at the bottom there is no pin 3

    you then fit connectors onto pins 2,4,5,6 i then sealed mine into the switch to prevent movement and extended the wires pin 5 needs a long wire say 150cm or longer you can cut this down later .i then joined pins 4 and 6 together as these are both earth and extended the wire about 40 cm and put a ring connector on the end.pin 2 i extended the wire again by about 40-50cm

    i then went to the car and removed the ashtray,glovebox,radio(make sure you have code),heater panel and storagebox.you may not need to remove all this but i did for ease

    i then removed the switch blank

    i then fitted the switch feeding the wires through the avaiable holes

    i then fed the earth (pins 4&6) and illumination wire (pin 2) down to the ashtray area


    i then took the pin2 wire and fitted to the cigarette lighter illumination wire.i did this by cutting the connector off the joining the 2 wires together and fitted a insulated female spade connector and fitted back on to illumination pin ....a bit fidly

    next step was the earth wire i just drilled into the support bracket that holds the obd socket under the ashtray and self tapped through the ring terminal.at this stage you can check the illumiation on the switch just put the lights on and the switch should light up.

    ok the last remaining wire pin 5 i fed this around the back of where the glovebox goes.next i went under the bonnet ,if you lift the ns corner of the plastic scuttle panel and look to the bulkhead you will see a grommet about 25mm in diameter ...remove this make a hole in it and feed your wire through that grommet you then have to get your wire through to the abs control unit, i did it through the harness grommet.

    you then need to take the connector off of the abs control unit
    pull the little handle slide and it will lift up
    you then need to find pin 3
    see attacment

    Attachment 54492

    i used another gid pin but these dont fit into the connector block but they fit the pin so i drilled a hole through and fed the wire through and pushed it onto the corresponding pin on the control unit.i then carefully lowered the conector back on to the abs unit and locked back in place hey presto wiring done

    now its just a case of checking it works

    start the car and press the switch the tc light should come on in the dash

    as a sumary it goes

    pin 2 switch illumination + feed
    pin 4 to earth
    pin 5 to pin 3 on the abs control module
    pin 6 to earth

    although this worked a treat for me i take no responsiblity for any problems or damage that may arrise attempting this.it is just very simple wiring though.

    regards
    John




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    That's well done mate thanks

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    Any chance of photos to go with the text to help us?

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    I stupidly didn't take any but it is really very straight forward
    I can try and take some but it it might be difficult to show

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    tried taking some pics but they didnt show anything very well

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