Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
I think your switch bypassing technique is good. Bypassing parts of a circuit are an excellent way to break it down into smaller chunks. You just have to know what you are doing to prevent a hot wire. Sounds like you are on target to figure it out.
One tricky thing about electricity though...If you use a meter to measure voltage, you may find you have 12 volts when the power is off, but nothing when it is on. If this happens, either you have found a ground circuit (normal), or a bad connection between your point of measurement and the battery. So it can sort of blow your mind, when you disconnect and see power, but reconnect and have nothing. So it is a good idea to take measurements with the circuit components (switches etc) in circuit and again out of circuit or disconnected.
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