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Old 09-13-2021, 10:10 AM   #1
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Hello guys, curious is it necessary to keep this? Did you keep it or get rid of it? We plan on replacing the folding doors with an exterior house door and it’s in the way while ripping up floors, but is it something we need to keep? What did you do?

I have a 2010 Micro Bluebird
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:38 AM   #2
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Hello guys, curious is it necessary to keep this? Did you keep it or get rid of it? We plan on replacing the folding doors with an exterior house door and itís in the way while ripping up floors, but is it something we need to keep? What did you do?
I'm in the process of removing the electrical wiring from the same control panel. The only thing I want to keep is the dome light switch. You could use a ratchet strap connected to the column closest to the door which already has a support brace to temporarily hold the door closed. I have seen where someone, or maybe it was a factory system, had hardware mounted to that column.

Update your info in the registry to show the make, model etc. and maybe your location.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:39 AM   #3
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Our vents were just a faux bezel, no factory passenger heat or door defrost on our Central FL bus. We sealed the gaping holes ( open to the pavement, below) with repurposed wall steel & dynatron. Can now insulate the body/floor. Maybe yours could benefit from the same.









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Hello guys, curious is it necessary to keep this? Did you keep it or get rid of it? We plan on replacing the folding doors with an exterior house door and itís in the way while ripping up floors, but is it something we need to keep? What did you do?

I have a 2010 Micro Bluebird
I kept what was necessary, moved it around a little and then spiced it up a little.
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Old 09-13-2021, 02:51 PM   #5
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I'm in the process of removing the electrical wiring from the same control panel. The only thing I want to keep is the dome light switch. You could use a ratchet strap connected to the column closest to the door which already has a support brace to temporarily hold the door closed. I have seen where someone, or maybe it was a factory system, had hardware mounted to that column.

Update your info in the registry to show the make, model etc. and maybe your location.
Ah okay, I’m not thinking I need any of the switches, but want to know what they are in case I do- did you have an owners manual come with your bus that showed those things?

Edited the post to include my bus make!
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Old 09-13-2021, 02:53 PM   #6
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Our vents were just a faux bezel, no factory passenger heat or door defrost on our Central FL bus. We sealed the gaping holes ( open to the pavement, below) with repurposed wall steel & dynatron. Can now insulate the body/floor. Maybe yours could benefit from the same.









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That’s a great idea, I’ll try and look into doing that, especially if when i remove the floor i find myself in a similar situation!
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Old 09-13-2021, 02:55 PM   #7
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I kept what was necessary, moved it around a little and then spiced it up a little.
woooow, i love that!! So cool! I don’t wanna keep it if i’m not gonna use the buttons which i don’t know that i am so i’m leaning towards completely getting rid of it, just don’t know.
also where did you get the foot pedal?! i love that!
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Old 09-13-2021, 03:27 PM   #8
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Ah okay, I’m not thinking I need any of the switches, but want to know what they are in case I do- did you have an owners manual come with your bus that showed those things?

Edited the post to include my bus make!
This is where you can get the Blue Bird operators manual. All I have with the bus is the Chevy manual. https://www.centralstatesbus.com/manuals/

Enter your vin here to possibly get to the electrical schematics. I haven't verified if they are correct for my bus. https://vantage.blue-bird.com/Portal...?srcaud=Portal. Mine were just controls for the warning lights and dome lights. Seems you have more switches on your panel. All of the wiring leads back to the access panel above the driver.

If you enter the bus info in your registry it will always follow your post. It just makes life easier. What engine do you have and how many windows behind the driver? There were micro buses and mini buses but I don't know what size the 2010 micro models are.

Did you ever get the battery issue fixed?
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Old 09-13-2021, 08:01 PM   #9
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woooow, i love that!! So cool! I don’t wanna keep it if i’m not gonna use the buttons which i don’t know that i am so i’m leaning towards completely getting rid of it, just don’t know.
also where did you get the foot pedal?! i love that!
Thanks. I believe I got the foot pedal at Amazon
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