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Old August 5th, 2017, 03:57 PM
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Help needed: 6 Way Convoy switch

Reassembling a Tithonus and have reached the wiring phase. I was contemplating a complete rewire but not going that route so that brings up a few questions I'm hoping to get some help on. The convoy switch that I removed during disassembly looks like the one below in the pics. It's extremely basic with only one multi-plug unit. In my planning for the reassembly I looked into getting a new switch for no particular reason other than why not. In that search I came upon a new switch (also seen below). The new switch as you will notice has a handful of other wires coming out of the back gator as well as the single multi-plug unit that my switch has. I'm wondering what the hell was cut out of my switch knowing what mine has vs. what the new one has. I'm sure that during the Tithonus refurb project that there could be any number of things done but in putting it back together now, I'm curious if I should bother getting the new switch if those "extra" wires are relevant to anything I would need. Note: prior to disassembly the switch worked fine and all lights were working. This point leads me to want to just put the same switch back in and plug it up and let it ride. BUT.......what could those other wires be and are they necessary.

Any and all insight is appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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Old August 5th, 2017, 06:13 PM
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Take a look at this convoy switch. It has the correct plug... http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=PLE487 Prc2088 looks to be the one you need.
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Old August 5th, 2017, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by WBSurfer View Post
Reassembling a Tithonus and have reached the wiring phase. I was contemplating a complete rewire but not going that route so that brings up a few questions I'm hoping to get some help on. The convoy switch that I removed during disassembly looks like the one below in the pics. It's extremely basic with only one multi-plug unit. In my planning for the reassembly I looked into getting a new switch for no particular reason other than why not. In that search I came upon a new switch (also seen below). The new switch as you will notice has a handful of other wires coming out of the back gator as well as the single multi-plug unit that my switch has. I'm wondering what the hell was cut out of my switch knowing what mine has vs. what the new one has. I'm sure that during the Tithonus refurb project that there could be any number of things done but in putting it back together now, I'm curious if I should bother getting the new switch if those "extra" wires are relevant to anything I would need. Note: prior to disassembly the switch worked fine and all lights were working. This point leads me to want to just put the same switch back in and plug it up and let it ride. BUT.......what could those other wires be and are they necessary.

Any and all insight is appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
Chris you appear to have bought PRC2089. MILITARY LAND ROVER SERIES PANEL LIGHT SWITCH NO3 MK7 ASSY #PRC2089/FV939097.NOS

The switch type for the model you have is as Rocky has indicated PRC2088 or PRC5410 per the MoD Defender parts list I have.

Personally if you're intent on changing this for your existing one, establish what you need from your existing connector block and either swap over to the new switch or on the new one cut the unwanted ones off and tape up any open wire ends.

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