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Old 02-11-2018, 02:55 PM   #11
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Steve, that is completely lacking the excitement of our usual interlock issues.
You should talk to Mrs Twigg ... She shares your disappointment
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:57 PM   #12
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Steve, that is completely lacking the excitement of our usual interlock issues.
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Steve, that is completely lacking the excitement of our usual interlock issues.
Yeah, what the heck? No drama, no panic, no angst. No stranded bus, no out of the blue no-start issue. Just a well reasoned approach to something that isn't even a problem yet.

Nothing to see here folks, move along, move along.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:11 PM   #14
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Yeah, what the heck? No drama, no panic, no angst. No stranded bus, no out of the blue no-start issue. Just a well reasoned approach to something that isn't even a problem yet.

Nothing to see here folks, move along, move along.
Stick around. I'm bound to bugger something up, sooner or later
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:50 PM   #15
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I think there are two separate wiring systems, one for interlock and one for warning buzzer. See below the two schematics for my bus wiring 2001 Thomas.

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Old 02-12-2018, 04:44 AM   #16
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This just isn't true.

Vehicles that transport students from home to school MUST comply with federal regs.

There is NOTHING to stop those same buses being used for activities. The only buses exempt from the color and lighting regs are those that were never intended to run routes.

We do it all the time. We also have three buses that are vinyl wrapped with school colors and logo that are only used for trips. The Band often travels in regular route buses, and we have spare buses that are fully compliant yet they only run trips.
My 40 footer was an activity bus. Yellow.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:00 PM   #17
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Genghis,

I see on your schematic above that there are two buzzers for open emergency exits: one which would fire with the rear door, and one which appears to fire from all three. This 'all three' alarm is labeled "Switch Cabinet Alarm"...

My bus (a 2002 Thomas) has a sounding alarm in the corner electrical box (that is, the somewhat triangular switch box that is mounted at a 45 degree angle in the corner). The buzzer is cylindrical of two diameters (think a two-layer round birthday cake). Does that sound like this buzzer to you? If so, I may just unplug it...
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