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Old 10-06-2021, 03:07 PM   #1
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can you ID these switches?

the switch with the red cover I suspect is for the automatic snow chains..no longer on the bus.
The round switches are on the panel to the left of the driver...I haven't figured them out either.
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Old 10-06-2021, 05:50 PM   #2
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The round switches are for the power mirrors that most likely don't work.
The red covered switch is just like the one on my Thomas HDX that would shut the bus off and set the brakes but only when the wheelchair lift was open.
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Old 10-06-2021, 08:17 PM   #3
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great, thanks for the info...mirrors were heated...that doesn't work either. Next time I start the bus I'll throw the red switch...see what happens...hopefully nothing since the lift is gone as are the wires to the lift door switches. Maybe I can clear out a little more of the rats nest that is under the switch panel.
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Old 10-06-2021, 08:21 PM   #4
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If the round switches arelike joy sticks, they are for the mirrors. 2 sets, left and right and up and down.
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Old 10-09-2021, 12:28 PM   #5
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Power mirrors do work...wooohooo!

I am missing a cover off the passenger side mirror, measures 2 1/4" x 3 7/16"
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Old 10-09-2021, 12:38 PM   #6
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those are rosco mirrors.. I have one of those used that the power works on but not the heat if you need it to make your power mirrors work
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Old 10-09-2021, 04:54 PM   #7
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power adjust does work. I only need that little cover.
I'm not going to worry about the heat feature, wires were pulled before I bought the bus.
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Old 10-20-2021, 04:20 PM   #8
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In our fleet the red switch is for the automatic chains but those switches are fairly generic and can be purchased and used for any number of things. (source: I'm a mechanic for my local school district.)
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Old 10-20-2021, 04:35 PM   #9
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I'm not sure about the red switch. Did you notice any missiles in your bus?
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Old 10-20-2021, 05:03 PM   #10
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move on folks---nothing to see here...

nope, I looked twice, no missiles, no weapons of any type...
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Old 10-20-2021, 05:05 PM   #11
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In our fleet the red switch is for the automatic chains but those switches are fairly generic and can be purchased and used for any number of things. (source: I'm a mechanic for my local school district.)
That's what I suspected it was for....maybe I'll pull it and the wires soon....I removed the auto-chain quite some time ago...
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Old 10-20-2021, 05:12 PM   #12
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move on folks---nothing to see here...

nope, I looked twice, no missiles, no weapons of any type...
Any "metal medusas" by the back tires?


On one bus I have, that switch activates the On-Spot automatic tire chains. On the other I never figured out what it did. I removed it with the wheelchair lift wiring. It probably did what Jimmy Thomas said, but I never got the lift to work as I received the bus and I wasn't interested in troubleshooting the issue.
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Old 10-21-2021, 12:01 AM   #13
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Yes my onspot chains have that same switch.
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