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jmvotto
06-02-2010, 09:37 AM
I purchased a pre 06 ballast switch plate( bertha ballast) from a dealer going out on ebay. then i ordered the triple ballast wiring harness from my dealer 06 to 08. the switches are the same, the harnesses match up perfect for all colored wires except for the top left RED wire, wiring harness has it, switch plate does not.

Any idea where that red wire goes on the ballast plate?

i have also enclosed the 08 and forward switch plate for comparison.

mmandley
06-02-2010, 11:17 AM
I purchased a pre 06 ballast switch plate( bertha ballast) from a dealer going out on ebay. then i ordered the triple ballast wiring harness from my dealer 06 to 08. the switches are the same, the harnesses match up perfect for all colored wires except for the top left RED wire, wiring harness has it, switch plate does not.

Any idea where that red wire goes on the ballast plate?

i have also enclosed the 08 and forward switch plate for comparison.

Im looking at your pictures and i dont see this missing wire?

jmvotto
06-02-2010, 11:23 AM
2nd pic, top left red wire in the #15 slot, on the right hand side no red wire.?

just got the schematic from BH electronics in TN and looks like the new GIII switch plate added a relay into the fold, ( i believe is the missing red power wire.)

Do i need the relay? and if so wehere is the best place to get one.

brain_rinse
06-02-2010, 12:28 PM
Yep, on my 08 there was a relay for the fill pump. I removed it when I went to the Tsunami setup. If you want it it's all yours, just let me know.

2007 Outback V
06-02-2010, 05:05 PM
Yup, it is for the relay. Just curious, I assume the relay allows the three ballast switches to all use one 10 amp fuse. Not real familiar with how the electronics exactly work, anyone an expert in this area??????

jmvotto, I think you might want the relay.

jmvotto
06-02-2010, 06:38 PM
Yep, on my 08 there was a relay for the fill pump. I removed it when I went to the Tsunami setup. If you want it it's all yours, just let me know.

I will take it, your a life saver... actually you got me started down this crazy upgrade.......LOL:)

I will PM and send you a prepaid package. thanks Dan.

brain_rinse
06-02-2010, 06:47 PM
Ha! I guess I am partly responsible for this crazy upgrade of yours so it's only fitting that I can help out a little here. No need for the prepaid package... this relay will fit in the smallest of mailers and will be $1 to ship. Just PM me your address again since I had to clean out my inbox and I'll get it in the mail.

jmvotto
06-03-2010, 01:52 PM
here is the wiring harness and pigtail configuartion for the triple ballast system from 2005 to 2008. enjoy

the pdf is too big to add
PM me and i will send it to you.

jmvotto
06-21-2010, 11:19 PM
Dan, got the relay over the weekend. Thanks

i will try and get this together soon. your a real life saver.

02Outback
06-21-2010, 11:53 PM
Anywhere I can find those ballast switches? I see the individual rocker, but not the plate or anything. Can't find anything in grey either.

jmvotto
06-22-2010, 12:05 AM
which switch plate are you looking for. the bertha ballast Plate or gravity III plate

02Outback
06-22-2010, 12:09 AM
Either.

My issue is, one of my rockers broke off, on my 02' Outback (grey switches). Dealer said I can't just order the rocker..So while I am thinking of upgrading ballast, I am looking for new switches/plate.

jmvotto
06-22-2010, 12:42 AM
pm sent
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