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 Post subject: Steering wheel buttons
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:09 pm 
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Hi All,

A small bit off topic but someone might know.
I'm building a rally car and hoping to have a few switches on the steering wheel.
Can someone advise me where I'd be able to buy fancy buttons?

I'm thinking of having 5 buttons on the steering wheel.
1) Start button
2) Heated screen L
3) Heated screen R
4) Wash and wipe
5) Wipers
Anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: Steering wheel buttons
PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:17 pm 
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Steering wheel is a bad idea for such things.

And how fancy ? like gold plated, diamonds, or just frilly bits around them ?


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 Post subject: Re: Steering wheel buttons
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:58 am 
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If you must have buttons, confine them to :-
Kill Switch
Launch
Traction knobs and switches

Give anything else to the co-driver. The driver doesn't want to be worried about heated window or CD that's on!

I did see somewhere a company selling a wireless button set to make an easy install. Personally I wouldn't be keen on a fault liability.


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 Post subject: Re: Steering wheel buttons
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:29 am 
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Use a multicore pigtail lead ideally.

Usually: Dash controls - Mode, Next line, alarm reset etc. Also fuel trim knob, start button, horn, launch etc as other have stated.

Wiper, heated screen and blowers should be on a separate switch panel which either you or co-driver can reach ideally, as usually those are set and forget things. I would run something like Rain-X so you rarely need wipers anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Steering wheel buttons
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:26 pm 
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I have two buttons on mine.... one is wash the other is wipers :-)


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