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Old 06-03-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Replacement Hi - Lo Light Rocker Switches

I need to replace a couple of the hi - lo 12 volt light rocker switches in my Airstream. Two of them are mounted on the ceiling next to the 12 volt ceiling light fixtures.

Where can I get a replacement for this switch?

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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I need to replace a couple of the hi - lo 12 volt light rocker switches in my Airstream. Two of them are mounted on the ceiling next to the 12 volt ceiling light fixtures.

Where can I get a replacement for this switch?

Thanks,

David
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There are very few of those left. I'm not sure if Andy at Inland has any but the Out-of-Doors Mart has that same style switch that says pump on it. the same switch was used for water pumps. the part number is 500459
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:20 AM   #3
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I need the same switch. Unfortunately the out of doors mart pump switch is a two position switch (on/off). I need a three position switch (hi/off/lo).
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:50 AM   #4
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I have not found a source for replacement hi low rocker switches in my 86 classic. I went internet shopping for "double pole, double throw" rocker switches and found lots of automotive electrical suppliers, but nothing that looks like the one Airstream used. I have 5 of them in my trailer, and one has corroded its blade connectors to the point they have broken off.

I'll bet some Airstream dealer has a couiple of them laying in the back corner of their parts racks. If anyone comes accross a source, I would be interested in a couple of them. Mine are ivory in color.

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Old 10-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #5
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I also need the 3 position switch by the door (hi/off/lo) which controls the overhead lights for my 1993 30' Excella. Has anyone located a source? Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:09 PM   #6
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Unfortunately, that switch was discontinued by Airstream, a few years back.

I have been looking, but still have not found a satisfactory replacement.

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Old 10-20-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
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I found one brand new one in my parts bin. Purchased at Jackson Center years ago, still has the price tag on it of $4.40. White, Hi, Lo. I am going to make a killing on this! How about $10 plus whatever it cost me to send it to the first person who sends me a private message.

Sorry, I only found one. First response gets it. I'll let you know if you are too late....
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:19 PM   #8
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They sold for more than twice that when they were available.

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:06 PM   #9
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Gosh, and I didn't get to make a real killing after all. Still nice to help someone out.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:55 AM   #10
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I need the same switch. Unfortunately the out of doors mart pump switch is a two position switch (on/off). I need a three position switch (hi/off/lo).
The 2 position pump switch will work, but you have to get creative.
I bought one and used my original 3-way ivory switch with the back electronic part of the new 2-way. They are a perfect match.
First, you need to sand or scrap the surface of the new switch's "off position" to expose bare metal.
Then, to get the switch to stop at center "off" position, the trick is to carefully drill out the middle square hot contact from your 3-way and then take the contact and rotate it 90 degrees and put it in the 2-way switch.(You need to drill out the 2-way middle contact and disgard to do this, of course.)
Then you have to turn it over and soder the tail back on to the contact.
Now drop the old rocker piece from your old switch into position, dab some lube around, and line up and snap the two back together.
It works like new!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:50 AM   #11
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Hello All, I'm looking for new 12 volts switches for my interior overhead lights. I'm looking for on/off/on and on/off switches in white. I'm not looking for the original switches, but something modern. I like the JR Products, but I can't find on/off/on switches. Has anyone found anything out there? Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #12
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Not RV related but over the years I've used switches from this Co.
www.watsons-streetworks.com

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #13
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Hello all. Grainger supply has on/off/on rocker switches in stock. Also Hubbell devices and Cole Hersee also still make these 3 position switches. You may have to modify because size may be a problem.
Also most marine stores carry a wide variety of switches.
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