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Update: So I have fitted it and the car didn’t catch fire or explode which is good. Problem is when I set the timer it counts down while the car is running and when I turn off the ignition the motor cuts out and the timer will keep counting down. Releasing the handbrake stops the timer as it should, but the timer has no power while the car is on accessory. I am thinking possibly I have mixed up the crank wire and accessory wire. Any advice or ideas would be great thanks
Not letting the smoke out is always a good thing :)

The main ignition wire that runs the vehicle is a Blue wire coming from the back of the ignition switch. This should be connected to the yellow wire of your shut down timer.

The blue wire from your shut down timer should be connected to the Black wire with a Yellow trace to prevent problems with the sub tank system.

How did you have it wired?
 

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thanks heaps mate I’ll switch them over tomorrow

Doing it now. There are two black wires with yellow trace though. One is thicker with two yellow stripes and the other is thinnner with single yellow stripe
The one you need will more than likely be the smaller one. You will need to check to confirm. It needs to have power when the ignition switch is on.

The second one I think will only have power when you turn the key to start.
 

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So it’s working as it should, it didn’t like the bigger black and yellow and ran something loud that sounded like a fan when I turned the ignition off. So connected to the smaller one and the timer is working perfectly. I do have the sub tank issue though
It's possible you have logged a fault with the sub tank module. Disconnect the battery for half an hour or so and see if that resets the subtask light.
 

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The timer is running fine but the sub tank issue is still there. Trying to research some different solutions
So after you disconnected the battery and started the vehicle the sub tank light was out? But after the vehicle was shut down by the timer the sub tank light was on again next time you started the vehicle?
 

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Yeah if I disconnect the battery it resets but comes on pretty soon after starting the car
That’s not the answer I was expecting.

There’s mods that can be done such as using a diode to power up the accessory circuit or changing the battery feed to the sub tank module to an ignition feed to make it do a reset every time the vehicle is started, but I don’t think these will help in your case, if the light is coming on while you are driving.

Try moving the shut down timers Blue wire from the Black wire with a Yellow trace and connect it to the Black wire with a White trace and see if that changes things. Disconnect the battery to reset the sub tank module again.
 
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