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Old 12-07-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Door jam switch

I just acquired a 1993 Class C Holiday Rambler with an entrance door jam switch which I cannot determine its purpose. I cannot find any lights it controls, it doesn't control the step. Anyone know what it might do?
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:30 PM   #2
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Switches found right inside the entrance door are often for the exterior light and the ceiling light closest to the door (which can often also be controlled by a switch on the fixture).
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:32 PM   #3
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Often such a switch, if a magnetic reed switch, is used to trigger electric steps. It could also be hooked to a dash indicator light that the door is ajar. Perhaps someone else with a similar model HR Class C will chip in.
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If it is not an exterior light or step switch, it may be the cut off for your propane. Feel free to post a picture if you can, and we may be able to identify
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This switch may be your battery cut off switch. With your interior lights "on" , hit the switch and if all lights go off, it's the battery cut off switch.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:56 AM   #6
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Door jamb switch

It is not the step switch, there is a magnetic switch for that. It does not control any lights that I can determine change with activating the switch. The switch was plastic and fell apart so I can't take a picture of it. It is like a refrigerator door switch.
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Since you have described a push button switch that is pushed by the door, not a rocker switch located near the door, the suggestions of a propane shut off and battery cut off are pretty much out.

You said the switch is toast, I'd pull it out and check the wiring for any labels, which is often done to wiring harness make ups. Also, it will allow you to use a meter to see if the wires have current and under what circumstances. If they become 'hot' when the ignition is on, etc. It will also allow you to touch the two ends together so you can see if it activates something. If the switch only has one wire, the case in many auto door switches, it closes the circuit by connecting to ground.
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