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Old 03-13-2019, 08:18 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience with repairing or replacing a switch like this? Asking before I begin to disassemble panels to get to the guts/wires. I think the switch has been twisted in the wrong direction many times and the black piece finally broke off.

I can't seem to find any switches with this type of round outer housing.

2008 Great West Van

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Old 03-13-2019, 08:25 PM   #2
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Dave,

You may be able to replace it with a Blue Sea battery switch, which come in at least two physical sizes (https://www.bluesea.com/products/cat...ttery_Switches). You can get them cheaper than list price on eBay, PKYS, Amazon, etc..

Good luck, Dick

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Be careful with this one. Not sure how your system is designed but on my 2018 the battery side of this switch only goes through a 150 amp short stop before the battery itself.

Have a fire extinguisher handy and wear rubber gloves, and if you don't know what your doing, don't do it.
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Thanks Dick, I was hoping to replace it with the same type that was in there so I didn't have to do any modifications. I do like the Blue Sea product. The switch I'm looking at has 3 different configurations for the installation. One of which is a flush mount that I would use if I can make it fit.

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Did you research Cole-Hersee products (now a division of littlefuse)? They used to have switches that were round. I now use a Bluesea 2 battery switch in my sprinter and have been happy with that. 20 years ago, all of our ambulances and rescue trucks had cole-hersee switches when I was in the business. Good luck.
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