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Old 08-11-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
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Install Start/kill Switch in Dash

Need to install a new start/kill switch for the Onan in the dash of our Winnabgo. I can see it simply snaps in from the front but need to know if there is a simple way of getting the old one out without having to go into the dash to release the old one. Is it possible to remove it from the front? thanks..........

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Old 08-11-2015, 05:17 PM   #2
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I've never been able to get one loose from the front, always have to go from the back.

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Old 08-12-2015, 09:17 AM   #3
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Year and model number of your coach would be helpful. Also, a picture of the switch would help. Not all Winnebagos use the same switches.
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:55 PM   #4
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start switch

I have no idea if the photos I up loaded made it. I have a Winnabago Vectra, 2005, 40AD. I am having problems starting the Onan from the inside and after several test we believe the problem is this switch. Installation would be a snap but removal is a problem. Let me know if the photos did not make as I am not to good at this.....thanks
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:59 PM   #5
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This is the type of switch that that you have to have access from the back to remove since you have to depress the two retainer tabs on either end.

If you are a gambling man & you have to remove the switch anyway you might take a couple of stiff putty knifes and pry it out and hope the tabs break and you don't damage the surrounding area.
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:38 AM   #6
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"Jor2".....It may more than likely be a bad switch, but the Onans also have issues with water occasionally getting into the connectors on the outside of the generator. When this happens the generator either starts on it's own or won't start at all. So if the switch doesn't resolve your issue, check for a multi wire plug running along the exterior of the generator box, pull it apart, make sure it's clean and reconnect. If you have some dialectric grease, (nonconductive grease available at auto parts stores) you can grease the connection to make it more waterproof before connecting it back together.
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:45 AM   #7
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I would not try to remove it from the front. Many dash pieces are fragile and as a caution be careful when you put screws back in or things will go crunch. Removing a dash enclosure usually is not difficult. You may find the switch is a bear to disconnect from the wiring harness.

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