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Old 07-11-2017, 06:50 AM   #1
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What's This Switch For?

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Before I go the full route of removing this from the wall to trace the wiring, I was hoping someone could tell me its purpose. It's located on the back wall of the DVD cabinet above the drivers side of my 04 Allegro 31DA. The top square appears to be some type of sensor (maybe) while the smaller square below it is a switch. It doesn't seem to affect anything when pressed though. Any ideas?
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Good Morning All,
Before I go the full route of removing this from the wall to trace the wiring, I was hoping someone could tell me its purpose. It's located on the back wall of the DVD cabinet above the drivers side of my 04 Allegro 31DA. The top square appears to be some type of sensor (maybe) while the smaller square below it is a switch. It doesn't seem to affect anything when pressed though. Any ideas?
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Sounds like the satellite switch.
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Can you post a picture? Just a WAG, but maybe the over the air (OTA) antenna booster switch?
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I thought I had posted a pic. Not sure why it didn't work, gonna try again. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Trying to upload a pic, not having much luck for some reason.
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Ok, progress is good even if the pic posted sideways.
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Interesting! When I Googled the picture the answer was Elevator Call Button!
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Important not to close the " Manage Attachment " box on your computer screen , until the text says " Download Complete", depending on your internet speed it can take a while. Don't ask !

Have you removed the plate , to check for wiring type ?
12 volt or 120 ?
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Looks like OTA antenna power to me.
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We had one just like it in a 2004 Itasca Meridian. It was the satellite indicator. When you pushed the button, it lit up a digital reading for either elevation or direction....I don't remember which. Pull the cover off I would bet there is no power to it. Maybe satellite dome removed?
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Mark wins the prize!

That is a Winegard Digital Magic elevation sensor that was used with the manual crank up satellite antennas. If you don't have the crank up satellite antenna, then it's been replaced or removed.
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What's This Switch For?

Thanks to you all for your research and replies, especially for correctly identifying it as related to my crank up Winegard satellite antenna. Although, the idea of it being an elevator call button was pretty intriguing!
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I was going to guess it was a room service or help...I need another roll of TP button...Good job Dan on finding an actual pic
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