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Old 09-17-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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Learned something new today!

I have wondered what this switch was for since I bought the MH. This is in the motor compartment. I figured that it must be a remote start for the engine so today I turned on the ignition key, flipped the remote switch to "Back", pressed "Start", and guess what, the engine started! How 'bout that!


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So now I have to ask. What's the front / rear do?
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So now I have to ask. What's the front / rear do?
I suppose it normally stays on "Front" to start the engine with the ignition key, then could be put on "Rear" to start it from the engine compartment. There is an "Off" position which I assume a tech could use while working on the engine to prevent someone from accidentally starting it!
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I suppose it normally stays on "Front" to start the engine with the ignition key, then could be put on "Rear" to start it from the engine compartment. There is an "Off" position which I assume a tech could use while working on the engine to prevent someone from accidentally starting it!
If you cycle from off to on the lift pump will cycle…makes it a snap to purge the air from fuel filters after a change.
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If you cycle from off to on the lift pump will cycle…makes it a snap to purge the air from fuel filters after a change.

Good to know! Thanks Jim!
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Although I haven't done this, I think the 'OFF' position could be a good choice as a security measure to prevent someone from easily starting the coach and driving off with it.

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Make sure you don't accidently bump the off switch when you are checking things in the engine compartment. I did that while camping and it took me over 2 hours of trouble shooting to figure why I couldn't start my engine.
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I was once told this is the mechanics switch. Setup correctly the mechanic is able to start and stop the motor without going into the coach.


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Although I haven't done this, I think the 'OFF' position could be a good choice as a security measure to prevent someone from easily starting the coach and driving off with it.

Jim

Great idea Jim!
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If you cycle from off to on the lift pump will cycle…makes it a snap to purge the air from fuel filters after a change.
This is how I purge my new fuel filters. Works like a charm.
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That is the switch I hit with my elbow while changing a tail light.
Had NO POWER AT ALL to the dash or ignition and didn't understand why.

Thanks to this forum, in a matter of 15-20 minutes it was pointed out that I may have hit the switch while back there.

Saved me a bunch of trouble and worry.

Take home message here is:
If you have every other feature working in the coach, except the dash and ignition, check this switch.
Its way cheaper then calling a mechanic!
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have yet to find this switch? hope I don't find it by accident!
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It is used by the technician when he is working on the engine such he as purging fuel lines, adjusting valves, etc. Front means the ignition switch cranks the engine, rear means you can crank it from the back. Very handy to have if you do your own maintenance. Just be careful who using it.
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