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Does anyone know where to get replacement neutral safety switches for an FC with the Morse shifter?

Last night I tried to start the coach to move at Wal-Mart and nothing happened. I made sure it was in neutral but still nothing. Finally I ran the shifter through several passes from drive to reverse through neutral and it caught. I hope it has one more start this morning so I can address it when I get to a campground(still at Wal-Mart). It is a royal pain to get to it and I would rather not take it apart here.

I know I can swap the backup light and neutral safety switches (they are the same), but then I may have no backup lights.
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Gardner, I was able to fix my backup switch only to break the neutral switch on re-installation, I twisted the wires together and called it a day.
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Gardner, I was able to fix my backup switch only to break the neutral switch on re-installation, I twisted the wires together and called it a day.
That's the plan if it bugs me this morning. But I might put a momentary switch in just because I can be thoughtless sometimes
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In this thread NH Bill explains how to adjust the switch
http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...p?t-11242.html
might be all you need?
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In this thread NH Bill explains how to adjust the switch
http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...p?t-11242.html
might be all you need?
I've adjusted this one before, I am thinking it may be at the limit. Anyway, having a new one or two as a spare would be OK as well.
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I've adjusted this one before, I am thinking it may be at the limit. Anyway, having a new one or two as a spare would be OK as well.
Maybe a simple over-ride switch to get you going? I have had similar issues (haven't we all!) I chased that rabbit until I completely cleaned, re-crimped, replaced, re-wired the start relay assemblies under the right front corner of the coach just in front of the starter, you know the place Lots of crud, grim and corrosion possibilities there I still have to occasionally wiggle the shift lever though...
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Maybe a simple over-ride switch to get you going? I have had similar issues (haven't we all!) I chased that rabbit until I completely cleaned, re-crimped, replaced, re-wired the start relay assemblies under the right front corner of the coach just in front of the starter, you know the place Lots of crud, grim and corrosion possibilities there I still have to occasionally wiggle the shift lever though...
I was thinking the override idea as well. I replaced one of the relays at WOG in 2012, and I have a spare starter in the rear compartment just in case.
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Is the switch under the shifter or somewhere else?
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On our 83 it was under the shifter.
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On our 83 it was under the shifter.
This photo shows it pretty well on our 83. Very simple fix in our case. You can see the set up. Bolt head is the surface that contacts the spring loaded ball. Adjusting the bolt toward the ball will cause the ball to seat deeper closing the switch.


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