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    Hi I'm trying to fit a starter button to my e46 i just can't figure out what wires to connect it to so can someone help me please

    Thanks in advance
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    Can you please edit your thread title to include your cars details, thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazra-2010 View Post
    Hi I'm trying to fit a starter button to my e46 i just can't figure out what wires to connect it to so can someone help me please

    Thanks in advance
    What you are talking about here is the easiest task in the book, using a switch to connect between two wires. I you are having difficulty you probably should consider abandoning the task as if you use incorrect rated switch or wire you could have a fire.

    Not likely but possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Coupe328 View Post
    What you are talking about here is the easiest task in the book, using a switch to connect between two wires. I you are having difficulty you probably should consider abandoning the task
    Don't beat about the bush

    This is why a relay should be used
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferret View Post
    Don't beat about the bush

    This is why a relay should be used
    The starter solenoid is a relay.

    But really it's all about the resistance of the wire per foot and the current it needs to take. You don't need as heavy a wire for short runs as long runs and if the switch and wire can take the current there is no need for a relay.
    The large push button style switches need to easily fit a finger or thumb which means there is plenty of size available to make a switch that handles the current.

    Personally if my hand is already on the key to turn the ignition lights on I never saw the point in them....

    .....alright on a competition or track car where you want a quick recovery from a stall


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