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Old 04-03-2018, 02:55 AM   #1
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Shuttle bus key switch to operate the bus door??

I am converting a shuttle bus into my skoolie.

Things are going great but Iím having trouble replacing the switch that operates the electric entry door.

There was a key switch located just outside the door that they must have broken the key off inside. (I had to cut the lock off with a sawzall because it was all nasty)

Anyhow...

There are 3 wires that went to the switch. A red, blue, and black.

The black must be a common or something. When you tap the blue wire to it the door closes. When you tap the red to it, it opens.

Problem is that the ďopenĒ wire is only hot when the ignition is in the ďrunĒ or ďaccessoryĒ position.

Itís a pain to keep the key in the accessory postition to be able to open the door.

Trying to figure it out. Saw in one post that it might reverse the polarity and thats how the door is actuated.

Any thoughts?

Also....I canít find a key switch thatís for a 1 inch opening. Iíve googled and searched eBay. Just stuck.
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:00 AM   #2
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try here
https://www.delcity.net/store/Igniti...tches/p_807862
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:15 AM   #3
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i would see if any hot wire will open the door,.. if so just run a hot from somewhere (batt fusebox)
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:49 AM   #4
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get some reducing washers on the electric parts and supplies aisle at home depot. sounds like you need 1 inch x 3/4 . Use 2, one on the front and one on the back. What if you hooked up the "open" wire to the accessory terminal on the switch and the "close" wire to the start side of the switch?
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:52 AM   #5
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And just run a fused unswitched hot to your inition switch door opener. Turn the switch to acc and the door opens turn the switch to start and it closes.
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:53 AM   #6
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I am converting a shuttle bus into my skoolie.

Things are going great but Iím having trouble replacing the switch that operates the electric entry door.

There was a key switch located just outside the door that they must have broken the key off inside. (I had to cut the lock off with a sawzall because it was all nasty)

Anyhow...

There are 3 wires that went to the switch. A red, blue, and black.

The black must be a common or something. When you tap the blue wire to it the door closes. When you tap the red to it, it opens.

Problem is that the ďopenĒ wire is only hot when the ignition is in the ďrunĒ or ďaccessoryĒ position.

Itís a pain to keep the key in the accessory postition to be able to open the door.

Trying to figure it out. Saw in one post that it might reverse the polarity and thats how the door is actuated.

Any thoughts?

Also....I canít find a key switch thatís for a 1 inch opening. Iíve googled and searched eBay. Just stuck.
2 wires are switching...3rd is ground...go to a RV store or truck body shop...or online...you want a "keyed double pole switch with DCV rating"

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2 wires are switching...3rd is ground...go to a RV store or truck body shop...or online...you want a "keyed double pole switch with DCV rating"

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