2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

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2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by wetrat » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:43 am

Hello
I've been looking for information on this and have even emailed Patrick at Cobalt a couple times with no response.
I would like to use one of the un-used auxiliary switches on the dash of my 2003 262. I'm looking to find out how to hook up a wire to the switch and what their capacity is. My intent is to wire an underwater light to the switch. I'm assuming I would run the power wire to the dash but how/where do I connect it? Is this even an option or should I just add a remote switch under one of my rear seats?
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by liquid » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:59 am

Call 'em.

U.S. Toll Free: 800-468-5764

I've had success getting someone knowledgeable on the phone or phonecall back in short order.

Good luck!
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by notstock4long » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:12 pm

I realize I'm reviving an old thread, but does anyone have experience tapping into the aux switches. I have two unused on mine, but they both appear wired, beyond just the power for the switch indicator LED. I'm wondering if there is a common spot Cobalt runs the wires to, where we can tap in at a location not directly at the switch...possibly a relay bank they hide somewhere or something. Just like the populated switches, each aux switch has a pair of same colored wires running from it into the main harness with all the rest.
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by Big Block Power » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:17 pm

Funny you ask. I was going to wire my speaker leds to it but I didn't for the same reason. I know cobalt prewired one of my switches for Captains Call the bottom switch in the right side of the steering wheel. The wires are at the switch and at the engine. The other switch is left open but yes they have wires going to it for no reason I cant tell. Not sure why they didn't leave it open. Bfun what do you know about this. This is your hood.. They have a ground bar behind my helm . I didn't see a b+ bar though.
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by Driller » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:04 pm

I've been wondering the same thing. My accessory switch on the right is wired, but as far as I can tell it doesn't control anything. The LED indicator light also does not illuminate. I was thinking the wires run to a fuse block nothing is hooked to them (no fuse / no power). Haven't had time to track them down yet.
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by Big Block Power » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:50 pm

I think the led should light up though. It's amazing how they loop the hot wire-red one to each other in a chain.
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by Driller » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:54 pm

Maybe, I had one LED go bad. Maybe another one was burned out. I'll get my volt meter and check when I get time.
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by Big Block Power » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:16 pm

I'm pretty sure another member just posted in another thread that same thing happened with his led and his dealer stocked the led.lol.
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by Bfun220 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:24 pm

Big Block Power wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Bfun what do you know about this. This is your hood..
I really haven't spent any time with those LED's.
I got 4 more days to work this month. After that I should have some time to explore my hood.
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Re: 2003 262 - using open auxiliary switches

Post by Big Block Power » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:25 pm

Oh I thought you had this whole month off.lol
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