View Full Version : traditional wiring colors

05-12-2005, 06:27 PM
The back of my ign switch is a cluster I'm going to clean it up by adding some bus bars.

I know that RED is traditionally HOT all the time.

Orange/Yellow is traditionally 12v when key is in ON.

Black is traditionally Grnd.

Is Purple only live when key is in IGN or what? What does Purple traditionally mean? b/c I think there are things hooked up wrong (though everything is working ok)

I'm going from a off-on-start switch to a acc-off-on-start switch at the same time. Just as in my car, ACC is also on in ON correct?

I'll be adding a stereo, fishfinder/depthfinder and a 12volt plug for ballast bag fillup at the same time as well, and I want them to operate in ACC and ON.

05-12-2005, 06:29 PM
The purple on the back of my ignition is hot when the key is in the on position.

Ty 73
05-12-2005, 06:32 PM
this is a pretty handy place to start

skiboathelp (http://www.skiboathelp.com/tech/colorcode.html)

good luck