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Originally Posted by SEMIJim View Post
Illogical. If it was negative ground, it wouldn't be switched negative.

Quite logical. A circuit can be switched to (negative) ground.

The switch doesn't have to be in the positive lead - it just normally is...

Originally Posted by mitiempo View Post
I believe the original poster has a negative ground system with the switches in the negative cable. Isn't this where we started?
Maybe.. I was attempting to explain why it might have been that way originally - but that does not mean it's a good idea now. The only reason people put a switch in the positive lead is to isolate power from the entire circuit when it's switched off - for safety - no other reason at all.

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