Even if the wire color is different,
the position in relation to the "LED color indicator" dot
will be the same.
This can conserve more battery life over time,
but the killswitch will also work 100%
even if the LED is turned off.
This is the diagram to use if you intend to use some sort of toggle switch to operate the LED, and you don't have or want to use a stereo jack.
Here's a 2nd video showing a similar method of using a toggle for the LED.
Most guitars with active pickups will have a stereo jack & battery already installed which can also be shared to power the LED.
If you purchased an installation kit, a stereo jack, battery, and connector will be included to wire this configuration. The battery can be stored in most electronics cavities & there's no need to route a new compartment.
This video shows how to wire the killswitch & LED so the light turns on when a cable is plugged in (using a stereo jack)
and are super easy to install!
Simply connect 1 of the wires to the sleeve(ground) at the jack,
and the other wire to the tip/hot lug.
The two most common jack types are shown & labeled for your reference.
This is for installing a non-LED switch by replacing a potentiometer/knob.
Here's a 2nd video which also shows a non-LED installation, as well as some insights on the LED models.
This video created by Derek at Big D Guitars. (Thank you!)
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