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Steering Wheel Mounted Buttons & Switches

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I'm doing a build and plan to use as much ECUMaster stuff where I can and I watched a video released with Andre explaining steering wheel buttons etc as seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Sctv_6gCQ .... One of the things he mentioned was the ECUMaster CAN Switchboard which can be used to transfer the digital and analog inputs from the steering wheel buttons over to CAN to transfer that information to the CANBus.... This is something I would like to do as well but wondered how was the CAN Switch Board mounted and placed where on the steering wheel to keep it out of harms way and seal the circuitry to avoid any dust or water damage. I understand what wires would go where on the board but I'm wondering where is the best place to mount this board and if its wise to leave the board circuitry exposed or is there a way of sealing the board off with a heatshrink boot of some sort?

You should fit the board in a machined (or 3d-printed) case that fits the steering wheel. Something like this:

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Thanks for that infomation... I dont have access to 3D printers where I am so I guess ill have to find another means of encasing it...

thanks again

You should look into something like eMachineShop.com. They provide free CAD software that let's you design parts, and it will actually provide a quote for the cost to make 1, 10 or however many you want. They now do 3D-printing as well. I have used them to produce anodized button plates and steering wheel mounts for AIM dashes.

https://www.emachineshop.com/

Definitely will look into this!