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    Complete wiring novice, Help please.

    I started to install cruise control on my Mk4 astra coupe Z18XE and iv got everything i need apart from the loom for the clutch switch.

    So i need to make one And as i have never done anything like this before i have a few questions. (sorry if they are quite ridiculous)

    I have the clutch switch with 3 pins, 1,2 and 4, and from my searching i think they go to these places. Please correct me if im wrong.

    1 to Earth
    2 to ECU - Pin 61
    4 to Ignition

    My questions are,

    What sort of wire will i need to make my own loom? will i need thicker wire for the ignition bit?

    Do i just solder the wires straight to the pins on the clutch switch?

    And what wire is it that i connect to for the 'ignition' wire? There are hunders in the steering colum.


    Cheers for you help, Tom.

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    All the wire can be the same thickness, check the size of the wiring going to the brake switch and use the same.

    Ideally use spade connectors onto the clutch switch as soldering could break it inside. The igniton live can just be taken from the brake switch (black wire) this is where it's taken from when wired at the factory

    My diagrams say the clutch switch should go to pin 10 of the ecu though. Where did you get 61 from?
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    Fantastic cheers autosparks.

    From the clutch switch i have 3 pins, smaller then paper clip wire, they are like inside the plastic so will i have to cut some plastic to get the spade connectors in?

    I got 61 pin from another thread. Ill try find a link in a min.

    What colour should the wire be from pin 10? should it be grey? (just to check if its there or not)

    Thanks again, Tom.

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    Iv had a look at my ECU and i already have a wire in pin 10.

    Do i wire the clutch switch to that wire?

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    Not sure what the clutch switch looks like so can't comment on how you'd get the spade connectors on it, just assumed it was like all the other brake/ clutch switchs I come accross. Might go look on the spare wiring loom I have downstairs

    Yes the clutch switch wire is grey so if it;s the same colour then yes connect onto it
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