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Old 04-12-2016, 11:58 AM   #1
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Forza 3way Exhaust Controller Hardwire

Just a quick pic / description of my install

Did the switched 12v install...


Ran an straighten wire hanger from the console to the back seat... hooked the wires and ran it through to the back


Butt Connected the Hardwire Lines and ran the lines along the positive battery line going to the front of the car...


Here is a picture of my switch, i took out the cig lighter and used the housing for the switch...


Ran the wires along the driver side and up through the center console


Switch setup....
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Switch Installed



Zipped tied all the wires to the main batt cable and along side a wiring harness in the console and buttoned the car up.

Works perfectly.

Only one issues... if the lid slams shut it sets the switch back to center when switch is in position one... no big deal.

The switch fits in the housing without an adhesive, but it will pop up slightly if the wires do not tuck in easily, i would add some super glue around it, just dont add too much or it will seep around the edges....

Also make sure you switch the toggles inside the Forza to manual mode... or the switch does not operate the controller... no longer use the remotes at this point.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:38 PM   #2
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I like the cigarette lighter for the button. I looked into doing this way when I installed a similar setup but I couldn't find any info on how it fit. Now I might move my botton to this location as well.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:21 PM   #3
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The cigarette switch is a awesome idea!!! where did you get the switch???
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:31 PM   #4
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The SPDT switches are cheap, I got a box on amazon for $10 I think, for 10

Is there a reason you didn't do the same thing, sans Forza? It's nice that you don't have to splice wires, but to save $100+ I'd rather just splice the wire (which is what I did)

Edit: 10 switches for $4, these are what I bought (so I have 9 spares lol) http://www.amazon.com/Position-SPDT-...rch_detailpage
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:22 PM   #5
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I dont understand what you mean Clark...

save 100$ on what?

those are the switches I used...
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:29 PM   #6
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I dont understand what you mean Clark...

save 100$ on what?

those are the switches I used...
But you have the forza 3 way controller box installed in the trunk, correct? Doesn't that thing cost like $175?
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:48 PM   #7
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Think so... What are you talking about with splicing wires though
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:52 PM   #8
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All you have to do is splice one wire coming out of the rear fuse box into 2 wires (like speaker wire) and run it to the 3 way switch.

See here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318683

Especially post #9 by Inferno1LE http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...44&postcount=9

Cost me $15 in parts maybe and a little soldering, and I have a 3 way switch for stealth, full open, and normal by my cupholders

edit: obviously, I won't be able to control it with a remote. And if I ever decide to reverse it it'll be a challenge since I cut a wire. But I could probably solder it and cover it and nobody would know.
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Old 04-13-2016, 03:29 AM   #9
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Well shit ...
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:40 PM   #10
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All you have to do is splice one wire coming out of the rear fuse box into 2 wires (like speaker wire) and run it to the 3 way switch.

See here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318683

Especially post #9 by Inferno1LE http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...44&postcount=9

Cost me $15 in parts maybe and a little soldering, and I have a 3 way switch for stealth, full open, and normal by my cupholders

edit: obviously, I won't be able to control it with a remote. And if I ever decide to reverse it it'll be a challenge since I cut a wire. But I could probably solder it and cover it and nobody would know.
The above links to install a 3-way switch to perform the three functions:
  1. Normal mode
  2. Always open
  3. Always closed
... will work as described. But, you need to exercise caution. Following the procedure requires cutting and splicing into the factory wiring. This modification could void your factory warranty if you any left on you car. It also makes it more difficult to put it back to stock than using a plug-and-play device like the Forza controller.



Another aspect, if you have problems down the road or you have passed your vehicle off to another owner, you may be introducing a situation where diagnosing any issues will become more difficult. I would recommend that if you want to follow the procedure shown in the link above ... please document what you are doing so that either you or future owners know what was done.


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Old 09-17-2016, 05:00 PM   #11
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I like this set up. Nice idea with the switch.
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