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Old 01-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Where is the jack switch mounted?

I have an electric jack that I believe to be original to a 1969 overlander that has no place to mount the switch. I took the jack motor apart and found the magnets had unglued themselves from the motor housing. I used an epoxy to glue them back in place and now the jack works fine but I have no idea how the switch mounts or where. Does anyone have a picture of the switch arangement/location? Thx in advance.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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I have an electric jack that I believe to be original to a 1969 overlander that has no place to mount the switch. I took the jack motor apart and found the magnets had unglued themselves from the motor housing. I used an epoxy to glue them back in place and now the jack works fine but I have no idea how the switch mounts or where. Does anyone have a picture of the switch arangement/location? Thx in advance.
Jacks are different from brand to brand.

How about a good photo of the one you have?

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Old 01-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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OK, first time at attempting to post a photo. Hope this works.
I assume some sort of easilly breakable and impossible to find cover goes over the top of the motor and holds the switch?
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:40 AM   #4
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Either I am being shunned or no one knows the answer to my query. I can't believe I am the only one in the world with a jack like this. Solutions? Suggestions? What have others done?
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:36 AM   #5
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The photo looks to me like it was a Reese Jack, which had a vertical cover and motor. The covers were plastic and fell apart easily after 10 to 15 years in the sun. The switch was mounted in the top of the plastic cover which is probably now gone. I have two Reese Jacks like that, and have been unable to find a replacement cover, so I think you will have to fabricate your own.

Make two more for me while you are at it. Grin.

BTW, the oval gearbox under the motor is my clue. I am not at home now so I can't compare the photo directly or send you a photo of mine.
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My old OEM motor with all metal construction on the '66 Overlander had the switch on the bottom of the motor. The motor was all silver with no black paint like the above picture. Now mine may have been painted by a PO.

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