I would open the splice and try the connections directly.
The cable that connects to the pump has 6 wires, red, green, yellow, orange, brown and black.
The red wire should test as 5 volts against the black wire. Check that.
If that checks out, connecting the red wire to the green wire should turn on speed 1.
Red to yellow should turn on speed 2.
Red to orange should turn on speed 3.
Red to brown should turn on speed "quick clean".
Don't connect red to black.
I will do it tomorrow. Unfortunately, I don't own the voltmeter and don't know when I can get my friend to come again...but I can try. Also, to answer your question, NO speed lights turn on when automation thinks pump should run. But the light goes on for SPEED at the right with a zero in the display.
First thing this morning, I undid splice and thought I would send you the picture.
The 8 wire cable from the pump has the following wires that are cut/unused: Purple, brown, grey, green
The black and white splice into the BLACK which goes to the automation / filter pump line in.
The red goes into the WHITE which goes to the automation / filter pump line in.
The blue goes into the GREEN which goes to the automation / aux 2 line in.
Obviously, the cut/unused have never been needed (since they are not connected to anything and pump was working both high and low speed from automation/aux 2 and from keypad pressing filter button).
Therefore, there is nothing to test here. Somehow the ridiculousness of this wiring functioned perfectly with this pump for 2 years. This is why I keep coming back to some setting on automation or pump. <and the person who did this is on vacation so I can't even get him or ask him anything>
It has to be pump setup. I believe superflo pump doesn't work well with hayward aquarite p4 which is why he did the wiring he did (which worked without needing to speed $200+ on pentair intellcom 2 link to hayward) but the loss of the pump configuration was big. I need a voltmeter or multimeter, do you have a recommendation based on what you know I need to do (and simplier the better because I am not a handy person)?
I ordered the multimeter. I am trying to understand how to measure a single wire with the two probes. In our case, we have a wire ending in a screw in the automation system. Where do I put the two (black / red) probes to measure volts? I know this sounds really basic...but I have never done it.
Thank you for your responses and patience, you truly are fantastic.
Since the splice is gone. We have the 4 wires coming from the pump (red blue black white) and we have three wires coming from the automation (black white green).
I know you want me to measure the volts coming from the wires from the pump. So one lead goes on red (let's say) and the other lead goes??? (What color is the ground wire)