Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Classic Industries
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons

Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Bolt-Ons | Intakes | Exhaust

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-20-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
Netraa
 
Drives: 2011 RS vert
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kyle, Texas
Posts: 147
Ok, so now i'm mad.

I ordered a hurst line lock from one of the vendors on this site, and had some major issues getting the thing up and running.

I blew every fuse in a 10 fuse package trying to get this thing installed. I tested and tested and tested my voltages, my grounds, and my wiring. I pulled all of my wiring out and rewired the entire assembly twice thinking surely, I did something wrong.

Every time i tried to arm the system it would blow the fuse. Sometimes it would blow instantly, sometimes it would actually light the momentary switch. Twice, i actually got the solenoid to fire, but both of those times the instant i tried to bundle up the wires for insertion into the trim panel the fuse would blow. Must be a short in the momentary switch, because on my last fuse, i remove it and just use the system arm switch for the solenoid activation and lo and behold, the system works perfectly.

I contacted the vendor, and they finally got me a replacement switch after nearly a week of arguing with their supplier. Sorta. The one that i got is un-wired, and un-marked. So i go get the old one out to see if the wiring can be deciphered so i can get the new one installed.... and look at the utter crap i find under the heat shrink....




yeah, that't it. no wonder it shorted the system. All 3 leads have 1/2 in of exposed wire, and all 3 leads touch one another, you can even see where the wire is discolored from the arcing when it shorted and blew the fuse. The red (hot) and black (ground) are wrapped around one another.


Thank you Hurst for 4 hours of heartache and grief. At least i didn't blow my computer because i used fuses....(even if it took 10 of them)

Last edited by Netraa; 05-20-2013 at 09:51 PM. Reason: smaller picture
Netraa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 09:52 PM   #2
2010SLVRBULIT


 
2010SLVRBULIT's Avatar
 
Drives: G5 & C6
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: MARS
Posts: 7,115
2010SLVRBULIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 09:56 PM   #3
mlee
H-Town Camaro Club
 
mlee's Avatar
 
Drives: Number Twenty-Three
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 24,922
I wonder if someone had wacked up that solder job and then returned the item.

I'd find out if they are supposed to come pre-soldered (I'd imagine yes) or if the end user is supposed to assemble.
__________________
.
mlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
BDBiker
 
BDBiker's Avatar
 
Drives: Black 2013 2SS/RS 1LE
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oliver Springs, TN
Posts: 523
Once again, if you want something done right you have to do it yourself. I don't know what happened to pride in your work but it is getting harder and harder to find these days. Glad you were able to work it out!
__________________
BDBiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
Netraa
 
Drives: 2011 RS vert
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kyle, Texas
Posts: 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlee View Post
I wonder if someone had wacked up that solder job and then returned the item.

I'd find out if they are supposed to come pre-soldered (I'd imagine yes) or if the end user is supposed to assemble.
This was the dedicated 5th gen Camaro kit and they come pre-wired, color coded with heat shrink 'protecting' the end of the switch from Hurst... vacuum sealed to a piece of cardboard.
Netraa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2013, 11:23 PM   #6
mlee
H-Town Camaro Club
 
mlee's Avatar
 
Drives: Number Twenty-Three
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Conroe, TX
Posts: 24,922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Netraa View Post
This was the dedicated 5th gen Camaro kit and they come pre-wired, color coded with heat shrink 'protecting' the end of the switch from Hurst... vacuum sealed to a piece of cardboard.
WoW... that REALLY sucks then.
__________________
.
mlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
Netraa
 
Drives: 2011 RS vert
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kyle, Texas
Posts: 147
Well now, the vendor that I used on this is going to have Hurst send me another switch, this one pre-wired.

any bets that the first thing i do on this one is cut off the shrink and check the wires?
Netraa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #8
willhe64

 
willhe64's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 45th Vert, 2011 4x4, 9sec Vega
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,903
How did you not find this when checking the wiring? A continuity check on the switch would have been one of the first things to check.
__________________
I feel it only fair to warn you, I have a black belt in CAPS LOCK.
willhe64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 06:06 PM   #9
The Stig
knows 2 facts about ducks
 
The Stig's Avatar
 
Drives: ...and they're both wrong
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The HMS Invincible
Posts: 26,675
Quote:
Originally Posted by willhe64 View Post
How did you not find this when checking the wiring? A continuity check on the switch would have been one of the first things to check.
+1 for bench testing
__________________
Click to view my build thread
The Stig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #10
Netraa
 
Drives: 2011 RS vert
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kyle, Texas
Posts: 147
I did check the switches. The master arm switch checked out fine, and when I checked the momentary switch, it showed as an open, red to brown, and a 12 volt hot red to ground. I guess I just didn't test as well as I thought I did.

Lesson learned.
Netraa is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.