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Old 04-22-2016, 12:16 PM   #101
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Electrical door access panel

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My guess is this question was about the electrical panel access door, and the topic went right over some heads lol!
My bus has a lever inside near the drivers seat, on the side of the electrical center. Maybe that's where your's is.
Thanks Dan. Yeah, I've never seen inside my electronics/fuse door. I haven't found any handle to open it yet. I may end up cruzing back by the bus barn and asking them.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:38 PM   #102
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Mine's pretty stealthy... look all along the back edge of the electrical center inside your bus.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:16 PM   #103
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Thank you Dan, I did find it. It's a very inconspicuous small handle located at ankle height almost directly below the driver's seatbelt anchor. Never would have found it if you hadn't suggested the stealthy location.

I have seen... inside my electrical panel. Wasn't much in there I could recognize or do anything with, but now I do know how to get in there. A new hiding spot.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:18 PM   #104
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Interestingly, while holding the release lever down I also had to put my head out the drivers window and give a good hard thump with my fist to get it to come open.
Mystery solved. Thanks again. I know this was way up there on the stupid scale.
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Old 04-22-2016, 03:37 PM   #105
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No problem! Took me a minute to figure it out as well. Mine takes a thump too... Might add a spring to push it open.
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:50 PM   #106
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Emergency windows and doors--

I read that to be careful cutting any wires that go to the emergency windows and doors (have not cut any) because they are tide to starter. I unplugged a quick disconnect from one of the windows. No alarms and bus fired right up. Back door was open and I tried the other window. Still started right up. I would have thought the emergency exits would each be there own deal but I unplugged one and they all went out no reconnecting anything at all. So did I just get lucky or is there something I should be looking for (bad wiring etc)?
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:08 PM   #107
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If there's no annoying buzzer and your bus still starts, I'd say you're perfect. Lucky too. Not everyone has that kind of luck with the safety system. There's some funny, looking back, stories on here about people not being able to get the bus to start for a number of days until they got the wiring corrected. Doesn't seem to be an instruction manual for disabling the safety features.
Personally I like to know if someone is attempting to pop a door open, or when I forget. Although that barrel latch on the back door is annoying as it buzzes loudly and disables the bus when I forget to unlatch it.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:45 PM   #108
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If your bus has vandal locks on the emergency exits and doors then you have starter interlocks that won't allow you to start your bus unless they are unlocked. If you disable the wiring so that it would appear as if the doors and exits are all unlocked then the starter interlock is disabled.

As far as the buzzers are concerned, they go off when the emergency exits/doors/windows/hatches are opened when the ignition is on. If you disable the wiring so that it never knows they are open the buzzers won't go off.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:51 PM   #109
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I think I'm going to install some of the deadbolts as shown in photos on various threads. That way the bus safetys can remain unlocked. It's not the buzzer so much as it is the fact that I forget to unlatch the back door bolt frequently, and that's a pain when you're making a number of stops in town. It sure is the right vehicle for being able to buy lumber and groceries at the same time.
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Old 04-27-2016, 11:08 AM   #110
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Hey nice bus! We just bought the exact same bus only an 03 with hydraulic brakes and leaf spring suspension.

I have been struggling with the whole front door exterior lock myself. Our door is completely electronic with a switch to open/close it at the drivers control panel, and a lever to disengage the mechanism above the door to allow the doors to swing freely. What we cant seem to figure out is how the close and lock the doors from the outside. We have the same little circular keyhole on the outside of the bus by the door but I cant get it to turn with the key in it or do anything. I have tried exiting the bus with the doors open and the mechanism engaged, as well as disengaging the mechanism and closing the doors manually. Either way the little outside keyhole doesn't seem to want to turn or do anything.

Any thoughts?

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