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Old 06-20-2017, 05:49 PM   #1
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removing safety buzzers?

i need all of them gone two roof hatches,5 windows and two doors..... i do not want to just close the loop ate each one i want to take it all out.....i know this can be hard and long....hehe... but i have the time and energy now so yea any info on that is awesome.....links to any info would be great to...96 Thomas pusher ps. A BIG THANK YOU from a newbie...
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:55 PM   #2
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You don't close the loop on any of the circuits. They're open when NO alarm sounds. Cutting the wires will result in open circuits and no noise.
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:58 PM   #3
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when i cut the wire the buzzer goes of....i have to ground it back to get it to stop buzzing.....mine seems backwards are im i stupid
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:01 PM   #4
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I cut the wire on my Edoor - no probs, no buzzer, because the switch MAKES the circuit if the door is opened. The windows are covered and no one is coming in through the roof.
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:06 PM   #5
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ok cool off to the races!
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:54 PM   #6
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no if i cut the wire it does NOT stop buzzing........i am guna post sum video if i cant make this wrk
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Old 06-20-2017, 06:59 PM   #7
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I took mine out altogether. The buzzer is in the side control panel. '95 Thomas conventional.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:06 PM   #8
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Makes for a nice burglar alarm. Besides, the bad guys need to get past the pooches first!
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:28 PM   #9
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I removed the buzzer - then disconnected working from the buzzer back - no issues. The buzzer was behind the panel next to the driver seat.

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Old 06-20-2017, 08:18 PM   #10
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It's not just a buzzer telling you the hatch or door is open or locked. That's the interlock system and while that buzzing is going on the bus won't start. You can take the buzzer physically out, but the interlock is still going to prevent you from starting the bus.
There are several videos on youtube showing how individuals disabled the interlock system. You'll notice that of the several bus interlock videos, the interlock systems are disabled in different ways. Buses vary, but the video will give you an idea of how it works.
You're doing good to tackle this cautiously. Some people go wild with wire snippers and have a real problem.
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:19 PM   #11
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Could also be a LOW AIR buzzer.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:35 AM   #12
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on my thomas where there was 3 wired for the safety latches on the doors and windows, to make it work right i had to tie two of them together and leave the third cut off... just saying
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:39 AM   #13
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ok i got it all out and working perfect thank you so much for all the help yall are awesome! i could not do this with out the help of this forum
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Most people have much more trouble disabling the interlock. Any secrets?
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Old 07-01-2017, 09:47 PM   #15
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got it! GTG

so i will post the video of what i found out.... it was like 30 pounds of wire that got removed because the front and rear red and yellow lights came out to.....
i got all the air accessories disconnected the seat the stop signal and the door....ready to do the roof!
https://youtu.be/G2t9TEs3g1Y
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:02 PM   #16
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when i cut the wire the buzzer goes of....i have to ground it back to get it to stop buzzing.....mine seems backwards are im i stupid
Then mine is backwards too... Cut wire...Engine no start....
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Old 07-03-2017, 12:41 AM   #17
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did the video help you any......?
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Old 08-13-2018, 02:28 PM   #18
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Here to revive a dead horse, I havent been able to find anything

Whats the bus do with the interlock? I cant get mine to start right now. It tries, just doesnt turn over. Battery is low I think, but I have it on a charger and still nothing.

I think, even though the buzzer isnt going off, that an alarm was left "open" while bus sat and it drained the battery.

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Here to revive a dead horse, I havent been able to find anything

Whats the bus do with the interlock? I cant get mine to start right now. It tries, just doesnt turn over. Battery is low I think, but I have it on a charger and still nothing.

I think, even though the buzzer isnt going off, that an alarm was left "open" while bus sat and it drained the battery.

2003 International RE300 is the bus.
Is it not turning over at all? Does the starter engage and just not turn it over? If so, it's not related to the interlocks as they completely disable the starter. I have a Schumacher charger. We tried jumping my bus off the new group 30 battery, nothing. Jumped it off my buddies Chevy P/U, nothing. Hook the charger up, set it to "start" and it fired within 1 revolution of the motor.
I got lucky on my interlocks, just unhooking the wires disabled them.
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Is it not turning over at all? Does the starter engage and just not turn it over? If so, it's not related to the interlocks as they completely disable the starter. I have a Schumacher charger. We tried jumping my bus off the new group 30 battery, nothing. Jumped it off my buddies Chevy P/U, nothing. Hook the charger up, set it to "start" and it fired within 1 revolution of the motor.
I got lucky on my interlocks, just unhooking the wires disabled them.
Its SUPER close to starting. It tries, but it cant get over the last bit of the hump. It really seems like its just a dead battery, but the only thing that could be draining is the door alarms, as I'm super careful about turning everything off.

I have a harbor freight jump box that has 2/10/50amp. The first time the battery died on me, I hooked up to 50amp and it cranked IMMEDIATELY. Now, I try 50, doesnt help. Ive had it on 2 and the light finally went green after 24 hours of charging, and it sounds the same. Gets almost there but cant quite make it.

I feel like the first time I try to start, the door buzzers arent going. If I try again, they start. I need to remember to video tape it tonight when I get home from work and see....
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