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Old March 13th, 2008, 02:09 PM
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Talking ARB Locker Switch upgrade

My Front and Rear ARB Locker switches are located between the hand brake and 4x4 gear selector. My wife dove my truck today and accidently hit the rear locker switch without knowing. She never noticed the rear was locked in until she called me to say the tires are making a funny noise around corners... Thankfully she only drove the truck at low speeds to her office approx 1/2 away. Anyway I need to change out the switches for two reasons. First the indicator light on the switch is burned out so unless you are completely aware of the sounds the lockers make when you hit the switch you will never know they are engaged until it too late. Secondly all it takes is a little tap on switch for it to engage......I know the first questions will be; why not relocated the switches? If I do that, I will have two holes in the center console..... So now to my question... I currently have the old switches that I want to change out to the new style.. Can I just simply swap the switches out or is it more involved.



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Old March 13th, 2008, 03:47 PM
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At least your priorities are straight. They are carling Contura II switches. just replace them with new ones, and make a guard for them (that's what the military does on most new vehicles). Carling also has nice hole plugs, if you want to relocate.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 05:14 PM
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I would add a master switch somewhere else... I have yet to do this with mine, but it is in the works. I had that happen with a company that detailed the truck.

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Old March 13th, 2008, 05:26 PM
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try not having the air system charged all the time. Pretty sure someone would notice if the compressor is accidently turned on.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 08:11 PM
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You can get toggle switches that have security guards on them that you have to lift to activate the switch.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 08:51 PM
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I would agree with the thought about not having the system charged all the time. Mine has 3 switches, compressor power (when you turn this one on you know it) and the two locker switches. Thge locker switches don't work until the compressor switch is turned on.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:07 AM
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You can get toggle switches that have security guards on them that you have to lift to activate the switch.
That's what I use. The only drawback is sometimes the dog slides onto the switch and shuts off the lockers at ......... inopportune moments. Otherwise I love them.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:02 AM
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Jim is well worth talking to and has a great selection of Contura switches, rockers and console fittings...
https://www.otrattw.com/S2.htm

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I have three switches also. No complaints. Have them mounted left of the clock
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