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Old 08-20-2016, 08:41 AM   #1
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1978 Safari Land Yacht - light switches

Anyone know where I can get some replacement light switches for my 1978 Safari Land Yacht? The switch for the light over the kitchen sink is bad - on the back it has 10 A 250 VAC, 15 A 125 VAC, 3/4 HP 250 VAC, 822, It has three prongs so I think it is a on on rocker switch. I may need a couple just on off switches too. I need a source if anyone can give me some suppliers I would appreciate it!
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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I don't think anyone has switched that match the old ones. At least I couldn't find any when replacing mine.
I got some replacements from a local rv dealer parts shop.
They have some that fit into small wall plates that help make up for the difference in hole size in the wall. Also the pins were different size so had to put new connectors on the wires.
If your kitchen sink light had two switches to operate it then you'll need on-on switches (same as 3 way switch in a house) in both those spots. Keep track of the way the original switches were connected so you can connect the new ones to operate properly figuring out the 3 way wiring can bevtrickynin an rv.
Here's a source to get some ideas.
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:17 AM   #3
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I went to an auto parts store. there are plenty to chose from, you might have to do a little modification.

Are those switches for AC or DC? the one I did were all DC, sorry if I miss understood.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:58 PM   #4
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Thanks I will check both places. It runs off the battery.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:53 AM   #5
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O'Reilly Auto Parts. Their selection is pretty good. Bring your old switch for a sample.

Finding a 12 volt rocker switch shouldn't be rocket science. You may not find a perfect match, but you shouldn't have any trouble finding one that works.

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