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Old 02-22-2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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What’s this do?

Is the pull knob in the picture a factory switch? There are no labels and I don’t notice what it does.

This is a ‘91 AS 350LE
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Old 02-22-2020, 05:57 PM   #2
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Manual choke?
Air vent control?

When you pull it, what kind of resistance do you get? Is it the same tension pulling it out and pushing it back or does it feel easier at some point? I put manual chokes on a couple of cars many years ago and that's what they both looked like. Only other thing I can think of would be a vent of some sort. Just guessing.
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Old 02-22-2020, 06:54 PM   #3
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It's an electrical switch of some type. It clicks halfway out and then again all the way out.

It's definitely not a manual cable.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:22 AM   #6
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It looks aftermarket to me, since there's no label as to its function. Since it's a switch I'd hazard another guess that it's for a light that's not visible from the driver's seat or maybe the bulb is burned out. Turn it on at night and walk around the outside of the RV, particularly by the dump valve. Turn out all the inside lights and try again. Only other thing I can suggest is to get a signal tracing device (Lowes has them) and hook that up to trace the wiring, see where it leads.
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Before going to a lot of trouble, the first thing that I would do is reach or look under the dash to see if there are any wires hooked to the switch. On a thirty year old RV, it could be for an accessory that was removed long ago, and they left the switch in place so that there would not be a hole in the dash. Let us know what you find out.

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Hey,
Been thinking about the placement of that switch. Why there, for easy access to it. So, it's got to be for something they needed ,going down the road. Fog lights, a fan , ac compresser, rear heater aux fan, radiator fans. Maybe a torque converter lock up switch. Fuel pump maybe. Back up lights ditch lights. . Something for the door or steps. Hallway lights. It's really hard to find replacement switches for the dash stuff. You can find them but not two pole rocker type. My guess is one of the rockers went kaput, and he improvised with the switch. Placement could be there because that is where the wires to the rocker could stretch to. Hope this helps DJ
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I figured it out!

It operates the passenger side fan. The fan has to be on the in position for it to work, Henderson why just pulling it did nothing.

When I was trying the passenger fan I noticed it wouldn’t come on, scratched my head then said “hum...I wonder as pulling the switch and it came on.
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I figured it out!

It operates the passenger side fan. The fan has to be on the in position for it to work, Henderson why just pulling it did nothing.

When I was trying the passenger fan I noticed it wouldn’t come on, scratched my head then said “hum...I wonder as pulling the switch and it came on.

Well that certainly deserves a TA DA!
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