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Transmission switch

Floyd P

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Hi all
My first time on here, so here goes.
I'm building a trike with a VT V6 motor, trans and diff, I've had the wiring and computer altered so I don't need the electronic key or body module.
I've got the wiring sorted so it won't start unless it's in park or neutral but I'm also going to need the trans switch working so I can't put it in gear without my foot on the brake.
Does anyone know how to wire the switch so this can happen?
 

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I've had a VTII and two VXII's and have never come across needing to have my foot on the brake to put the auto in gear. You sure that's a feature?
 

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Thanks for that Aussie Trev, yeh I wasn't sure if they had that feature or not, I thought it was a safety requirement. I'll have to look into it a bit more. Thanks.
 

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I haven't heard of it either,
But,
For your Trike, you can do it by installing a 12volt relay
[make sure you also install a diode to stop the back EMF],
and use the N/O contacts, so when you put your foot on the brake,
It will operate the Relay and complete the circuit for the ignition switch so you can start the engine.
 

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I haven't heard of it either,
But,
For your Trike, you can do it by installing a 12volt relay
[make sure you also install a diode to stop the back EMF],
and use the N/O contacts, so when you put your foot on the brake,
It will operate the Relay and complete the circuit for the ignition switch so you can start the engine.
Thanks for the info, I've since found out I don't need the brake lock as I thought. I have got the ignition running through the transmission switch already so it won't start unless it's in Park or Neutral.
Thanks.
 
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