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« on: May 16, 2010, 07:39:47 PM »

Alright Eagle dudes.  Upper left hand side of the dash on my Eagle are 2 switches.  One is green and the other is white.  The green one has writing on it that refers to the step extension.  I no longer have a step so the switches are not operaional any longer.  Rather than putting in 2 new switches to operate the valves in the waste vegtable oil conversion, I want to use these two switches. I just think it would look better than having 2 new ones and 2 nonfunctioning switches.  

My Question is this; do your switch illuminate.  Mine do not.  I can't figure out how to make them illuminate,yet!!  Any and all information would be great.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 07:45:34 PM »

Sorry I just read my post and it might be cornfusing!!!  There are 6 postson the rear of the switch.  The red wire is bringing power.  Below that in power post is 2 more post with a jumper wire connecting them tineach other.  There is a blue and a black on two of the other posts and one left with nothing. With the switch on I get 12 v to the red and the jumper.  I get nothing to the others.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 08:05:42 PM »

I can't help ya with that one. Go over to Eagles International, you will have better luck as most don't read this board.

http://www.eaglesinternational.net/

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 08:10:47 PM »

Hey dreamscape.  Do your switches light up ?
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 10:35:57 PM »

Yes they do, but they are not original. I bought them with a blue LED, German made. They light up when I turn on the switch, better to see at night. Check the back of your switch, if it's a two blade, there will be no light. Most three blade switches have one hot, one ground, and one hot for the light.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 03:56:09 AM »

It has 2 rows of three blades.  On one row power comes in and in that row the remaining 2 are connected by a short loop.  On the other side is uhhh it's too early I can remember.  I'll post a pic later on here and the eagle site.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2010, 07:18:30 PM »

They look like a double throw switch, but I can't quite tell from the picture.  If I remember when I pulled all my Eagle OEM switches out, none of those rocker switches illuminated.  I bought rocker switches from NAPA.   They have a pretty good array of switches, both illuminated (when on) and non illuminated.  The cluster is shown on the left side of the dash in the picture.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 09:53:01 AM »

David,

Nice looking dash!  Is it an R&M?  Didi you paint it or cover in vinyl? What are the woodgrain inserts?  I am asking all the questions because I have a R&M to install in my model 10.

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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 10:04:43 AM »

David,
Nice looking dash!  Is it an R&M?  Didi you paint it or cover in vinyl? What are the woodgrain inserts?  I am asking all the questions because I have a R&M to install in my model 10.
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   Are ya'll gonna be at the Bus Gathering next week-end? Remind me to show you our R&M dash.  Jack
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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 10:48:21 AM »

Wayne, On my 15 there are are two switches but they are the square push button type, 1 green, 1 amber, the amber is for the clearance interrupt, I don't remember what the green one is for, now you have me thinking again Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2010, 07:46:44 AM »

Hi Jack,
I wish we could get to Gene's rally, but a little thing called work keeps getting in the way!!   Smiley   I should remember your dash but my mind is not what it used to be. Do you have pictures on a web site?

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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2010, 07:59:54 AM »

Tom, never saw you before but if you are a good size man you will not like Richards (R & M) dash in a Eagle they stick too far out not a problem for David  LOL   


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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2010, 08:09:42 AM »

I know for certain the rocker switch on the left (green) was for the steps.  The other who knows.  The good thing is I pulled off the covers to find a little bitty bulb which the auto parts store had replacements.  Mine are illuminated.  I am tickled about this.

When I was a kid Ihad a bad habit of taking things apart and adding this and that.  My motto back then was to glue it or screw it I want to put it on.  Take my first truck.  I had a perfectly good exhaust but I wanted to be like my friends who had the California Turbo exhaust.  That cost me dearly over the years I had that truck.  Had I left it original I would have paid nothing.  So in my slightly aged years I have turned into a "Don't change the factory type of guy" .  I like original.  I would not have been happy with the two big silver toggle switches, knowing the other two switches were there doing nothing.  Trust me on this it would have interupted sleep, that is how bad I am with seemingly stupid little things.

Now I have two illuminated switches that are functional and supposed to be there, as it was from the factory.  I like it.
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 06:52:21 AM »

Hi Clifford,  Thanks for the heads up but I am about average size. I have several friends with the R&M and it looks nice, and I already have mine in the garage, just trying to figure the best way to finish it. I like the vinyl covered real well but if the paint can be made to look nice, I may do that. I bought the white Eagle gauges from Craig at Silver Eagle and hoping to get it installed soon.
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2010, 07:03:09 AM »

You probably read it on the Eagles board anyway JCB sent me a VDO clock to match my gauges doesn't have the Eagle but I found a place to have one engraved on it.
A real neat clock with hour meter built into it also same size as the gauges proud of my clock always was looking for one that size

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« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2010, 01:04:12 PM »

Tom,

If you paint it be careful not to make it to glossy. I know it drives me nuts when I have a glare on the window from a dash being to shiny.

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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2010, 01:22:20 PM »

Tom, We'll expect some pictures when you get it finished.  Grin

I'm going that route if I ever to get around to installing power steering and a tilt wheel, my arms are about worn out! Roll Eyes

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« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2010, 01:37:57 PM »

Bryan,  I know what you mean about the glossy. Had a motor home several years ago that had  white dash and it drov em crazy until we bought black towels and covered it. I am probably going the vinyl route.

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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2010, 08:09:16 PM »

David,

Nice looking dash!  Is it an R&M?  Didi you paint it or cover in vinyl? What are the woodgrain inserts?  I am asking all the questions because I have a R&M to install in my model 10.

Thanks,
Tom Hamrick

Yes, R&M, painted at a body shop.  1/4" walnut plywood laid over the top.  The top unbolts and lays out so I can get to the back of the gauges.

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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2010, 04:54:10 AM »

Thanks David!
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