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Want to put in a push button starter in 94 jetta ; has to post on back one ignition switch other is soleniod. what do i wire to the ignition post ? thanks

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  • jman5011d7 May 08, 2009

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    wasnt sure if it had to be wired to the ignition of just to the battery

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Not sure how you want to set this up. The ignition post just requires a 12 volt positive connection. This could come from a lot of places -- aren't there any recommendations with the switch?

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If you wire it directly to the battery, you should install an in-line fuse in the wire.

Battery connection means anytime the button is pushed switch on or not the starter will turn.

Wiring to ignition (meaning 12 volt source which is only hot when switch is on) means it will only turn starter when switch is on.

However you do it, make sure it's fused.

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