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I recently did a differential conversion from the c200 to the m226 and never got around to wiring up the e-locker. I am pretty new to the forum and I am not the best at wiring. I recently bought an Auxbeam switch panel and couldn't really find any write-ups on wiring to control panels from the locker. I found a write-up from the link below and I found the wiring diagram similar to what I would need just had questions about the differences in wiring to the control panel.

Since I will not be using an OTRATTW Switch and will be using the Auxbeam, I was wondering if I need to run the blue wire directly to the control panel and then ground the grey, brown, and black wires, or is there another way of wiring.


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So you need,
Constant battery +12v (used for supplying +12v to the device)
Switched +12v (used for illuminating the controller when head lights are on, for example)
Body ground, or -12v

Then you run the switch leg, from the controller, out to your device.

Fairly easy setup.

Or were you looking for another light to turn on, to tell you your locker is engaged?
 

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I am not looking for another light to show. The Auxbeam is already wired which has the on / off switch panel. That currently powers my ditch lights, etc. I know the Blue is the positive and the grey is the negative wire coming from the solenoid are the ones that power the locker. I was planning on running the blue (positive) wire directly to one of the numbered ports on the control unit, then grounding the grey. Are the black and brown wires needed or would they need to be grounded or powered?

I apologize in advance if this isn't making sense. Wiring is not my forte; this has just been on the list of things to get done.
 

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The only way you will learn something, is asking for help and doing the work.
Do not worry about it.
I am not the best either, 10 years as a mechanic and going on my 10 years as an electrician, and I am still learning.

Awesome place for factory manuals, just a little confusing to find the exact page you want, at first.

Now, I think part of the problem may be that I was not understanding what you were asking too.

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Rear final drive, RFD, page 84, shows the factory wiring.
The diff lock solenoid, on the left, is Gray and Lavender.
The diff position switch, will send power to a light to say "your diif is locked" or it will shut of the light to say " your diff is unlocked". Theis is Black and Brown.

So to answer your question, you can do a few things with the wires.
1 - Safe them off, tuck them up out of the way. Easy peasy and your done. (Not the biggest fan, due to you not knowing if your diff is engaged or disengaged).
2 - Hook the brown up to an indicator light, then power the indicator light from the power off your controller and the black to ground. (This will tell you if your diff is engaged or disengaged. And these diffs do like to hang up sometimes, so it may be nice to know when that happens). (This is known as Proof, that a relay/solenoid has opened or closed).

Either way, it is your choice. Just want to let you know some pros and cons.
 

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Run wire that would go to pin 3 on the switch to your aux beam panel. You aren't going to have an indicator light to know when your diff is locked / unlocked without installing some sort of indicator light. to clarify what jard said, the Diff posistion switch will not send power. It closes / opens a ground. I'd recommend using one of your open switch spots with a switch AND the auxbeam controller. Run power from auxbeam to switch. That whey you have a 2 switch system, and you don't have to worry about hitting the wrong button and your locker coming on. I run a 2 switch system with one in my main overhead panel, and another one on the left under the mirror controls so I don't have some DA drunk buddy go "oh what's this do" and hit it and my locker comes on.
 

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Run wire that would go to pin 3 on the switch to your aux beam panel. Rest are just grounds. You aren't going to have an indicator light to know when your diff is locked / unlocked without installing some sort of indicator light.
The Auxbeam switch panel buttons light up/have an indicator when the corresponding switch is activated.
 

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The Auxbeam switch panel buttons light up/have an indicator when the corresponding switch is activated.
I'm aware of that. And I"ve seen my rear locker take 30+ seconds sometimes to turn disengage. He can turn the auxbeam off and his locker can still be engaged for some time like jard said.
 

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Thanks, everyone for the help and input all of this makes sense now. I think It will be in my best interest to just order a switch for the extra sense of security.

Jard, I appreciate the description you provided.
 
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