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G27 shifter button to toggle mod help

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by 3wide63, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. 3wide63

    3wide63

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    I can up with this idea to take the button I used to turn the ignition off and on in my sim league and make it a toggle... but I really am not sure how to do that

    I wanna use the left middle red button on the bottom
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    this is the switch I wanna use [​IMG]
    how can I do this without making a fancy button box
     
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  2. Mark_McQ

    Mark_McQ

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    The shifter buttons are a membrane type, so you'll need to scrape back a bit of the traces next to it to expose some clean copper and then you can solder a wire to each side, and then those wires go to the middle and one outside terminal of the switch. The switch lever acts like a see-saw, so the outside terminal you want to wire as the on position is actually the one on the opposite side that the lever sits when it's on. You'll also have to mount the switch somewhere away from the buttons as the board sits right behind them. Once you have the shifter apart, you'll be able to see where you have space to put it.
     
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  3. snyperal

    snyperal
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    There may be an issue with that type of switch as a direct replacement too. Think of it like this, that switch when on, would be the keyboard equivalent of holding down a key until you throw it into the off position. You can software your way around it, but its a ball ache.
     
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