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Illuminated Bilge Switch Question...

Old 10-18-2011, 08:27 AM
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I am installing an illuminated toggle switch on my boat for use with an emergency bilge pump. The switch has 3 spade posts on the rear and the diagram shows one post for grounding the light, one for 12v power and the other for the accessory circuit. My question is this:

Which wire from the pump goes on the 3rd post? The +, the -, or both...if not both where does the odd wire out attach?

Thanks for the help!!
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:31 AM
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The one all the way to the top is the ground for the switch light. Correct, the wire to the pump (brown) goes on the bottom spade connector. ground the pump (black wire)to a ground lead somewhere in the bilge.
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