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Old 10-02-2012
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Default Three Way 12v Switch???

I know my way around 120v house current but am a total Ignoramous(with a capital I) when it comes to 12v. I have a toggle switch in the overhead panel at the head of the bed, which has the clock and several light switches. The switch that controls the isle lights along the floor is there along with one on the dash that says isle lights.

The toggle lever on the switch over the bed broke off and you can't turn it on or off anymore, because there is nothing to grab hold of. I would like to replace it and so my question is this. Is there a 3-way switch for 12v that I need to get or will any toggle switch work?

Sorry for sounding so totally ignorant on this but I honestly have no idea!
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There are several ways to control a 12VDC light from 2 different locations. Depending on whether or not it is connected to a relay positive or relay ground or a conventional 3-way where you have wires between the 2 switches (yes 3-way = 2 locations!). Easiest way is to pull the panel and look at the back of the switch. How many contacts? Replace it with a duplicate noting where the wires connect.
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House type 110V will work.
You gotta stop biting off those switches
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If it's not using a relay then a simple SPDT (Single Pole Dual Throw) will fix the problem. Can even get them at Radio Shack. Look for SPDT on the label. You can use a DPDT if it helps open up your choices. Pay attention to the wire on the center contact, the other two don't matter.
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