I think I’m picking up this kit for my truck, but I don’t quite understand how many switches there are and what exactly they do.
I am trying to keep my truck looking stock without many switches everywhere. I would like only one switch that toggles the Shockers on or off when I use the regular horn(and I don’t care if the factory horn goes off when the Shockers do).
What other switches are used? Controlling when the compressor is running? I thought it would only run when the pressure is low(after use).
you dont need any switches if you dont want any, i use two toggles, to switch from stock horn, shockers, k3, none, or shockers and k3 at once… but i would reccomend just haveing one 2 way toggle to go from your stock and yout train horns thats all the toggle you need, some jusy go overboard on them IMO
A single momentary will work. The link you provided is a switch rated for 20 A which is more than enough to power the valves we sell without a relay (it never hurts to use one though).
The kit does come with a small 6 A toggle as well. You might consider installing this somewhere discreet as a kill switch. This can be useful… for example: if you wire your horn through it you can provide anyone borrowing your vehicle using it.
As mentioned above, when wired correctly the compressor will only turn on when low pressure while the key is on the ‘on’ position. However, you can always wire it through the kill switch as well to add some extra functionality.
When the Old bill pull us over at the roadside, they normally check lights and stuff, some cars you need the ignition on, thus compressor kicks in! I had one switch for horns or stock and another for compressors!