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  1. i'm not sure what all that fancy rigamaroll is...but all i need is a switch. i think i found one. its rated at 250 mA 30 Volts AC non-inductive load. is this ok to use on a +12VDC line?
  2. no i doesn't dissable the other functions, if you press the CD player button it will switch to a CD even if power is still connected to the AUX line. thats pretty much my problem with the switch. the switch that came with it is a push-on/push-off button. when i push it on its fine but if i switch to CD player and want to get back to AUX i have to push the switch twice, once to disconnect and one to repower. Plus the switch is ugly. it will work the way i want if i get a normally closed momentary switch. i just want one that looks nice and has a good enough rating. i don't know how an AC rating translates into a DC rating.
  3. i have a 2002 nissan altima that has an auxiallary input in the back of the factory stereo. a special adapter is needed and it needs to be spliced to the +12V line. i've already done that, i just need a switch for it. i don't think the 12V's actually powers anything i think it just tells the radio to enable the AUX Function. thanks for all your help so far!
  4. thanks. that would work, but i was hoping for something a little less tacky as it will be mounted on my car dashboard. I found this one but i'm not sure if its rating is good enough for what I need. (i'm no electrical wiz) http://www.switchcraft.com/products/switch-265a.html rating: Ratings: 250 mA, 30 W maximum, AC, non-inductive load. Its going to be connected to a +12VDC line to my cars stereo. worst case senerio my car blows up... right?
  5. Radio Shack didn't have exactly what I need. But this is fairly close http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F011%5F002%5F015%5F002&product%5Fid=275%2D644 a momentary switch. but i want the circuit to be closed normally and open when your holding it down. something low profile and black is prefered. 3/8" - 1/2" mounting hole. an LED would be cool too but no neccessary. my search of the web has led me here. :)
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