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Rawwrrr!
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Hi, I'm in need of some electrical expertise. I tried to search, but no luck. Member name 'BlackandBlue' seems to know his electrical and I will probably PM if he doesn't see this, but it's open to anyone.

I am looking to add a toggle switch to my reverse lights with this functionality in mind: Reverse lights works when in trans is in reverse OR when I use the toggle. I don't want people to misunderstand and think I'm trying to disable the reverse lights while in reverse.

I just don't want to fry anything or hurt the car.

Given that, can I splice in a toggle that would be left off usually and then switched on (basically just bypassing the back-up light switch) when I want to use the reverse lights?

My worry is that I would freak out the ECU if I'm driving forward and suddenly the ECU thinks I'm in reverse. As far as I can tell, the RSX's wiring wouldn't care, but that's why I ask.




Expertise is appreciated. Thank you.
 

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i really dont think your ecu would know a difference as it doesnt seem like there would be a reason to use it, but if for some reason it did mess with it, this would keep the current from effecting it...

the bottom relay would be a normally closed (N.C) relay.
 

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Thanks for the help, now I've just got to learn to read those schematics easier and figure where to buy the parts you call out. /noob
 
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