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Looking for an alternative to Lippert's almost $100 switch

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The switch is part of our rigs Level Up system.  It is used to raise and lower the front hydraulic jacks.  The old switch, operated momentary in both directions, is labeled YIS DC 12V 16A (Made in Taiwan) and has 6-pins (though only 4 wires leave it). Unfortunately it does not function at all so I am unable to determine it's operation with my ohm meter.  As pointed out only 4 wires are connected to the system with the red and blue split and landing on 2 switch pins.  This switch failed a couple years back and my attempt then to replace it with a 4-pin momentary while on the road did not work so I have used the Level Up main panel for the front jacks ever since.

Why now?  The Level Up panel is showing a "External Sensor" error (another request for help topic I will soon post) leaving me unable to use the main panel as I was.



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  • KodiakJack changed the title to Looking for an alternative to Lippert's almost $100 switch

Go to any local auto parts store. Buy yourself a common Double Pole/ Double Throw momentary switch, rated for at least as much as the original switch. DC motors reverse by swapping the power/ground wires. 2 of the wires will go to the motor, the other 2 are 12v in, and ground. Connect the new switch as the old, rest easy.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Jack, for future needs, DigiKey electronics carries about everything.


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