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Old 04-13-2014, 07:00 AM   #15
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After helping a friend through this experience with his 05, I think I'd go with a simpler [cheaper] solution. If the secondary solenoid fails in the closed position, its probably because it welded itself closed. If the solenoid feed wire [not the ignition wire] is the target, think I'd go with a "strategically" placed set of wire nippers or a properly sized butt connector. "KISS" lives at my house......
PS--I do like the idea of switching the feed source to a properly fused, chassis switched circuit--wonder why its wasnt OEM?... and the back-up beeper is pretty cool too....

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Old 04-13-2014, 07:56 PM   #16
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I have a new solenoid,beeper and kill switch coming and all under $50.00. Cheep insurance when you think of how much to have a new starter put in. Old Scout I would forget where my "strategically placed wire snipers"are in less than a month. I know DW would have less problem with an off switch than a pair of snipers. The rock group Kiss lives at your house or is that the abbreviation for Keep It Somewhat Simple.Just kidding

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Old 04-13-2014, 08:18 PM   #17
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Tiredvet--remember, unless you disconnect the chassis bats, the feed wire to the solenoid is hot all the time[obviously]--so be careful. Yup--solenoids were like $9 and the beeper was $10 on Amazon [1/3 of what local parts store wants]. Guess adding the kill switch would allow you to disable a run-away starter, yet continue to operate the coach until you can replace the solenoid. On my 03, I was looking at the "cab power" terminal block as a switchable chassis source but that doesnt solve the normal ops issue [so back to the wire snippers[smile]].

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