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Old 01-07-2014, 02:53 PM   #11
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The converter fan should be a good secondary indicator the the heaters are on if it is cold out. At 7 or so amps per pad, they will be a significant draw on the batteries, and enough pull on the converter to engage the fan, I would think. Checking the amperage being drawn would be another way to find out...
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:59 PM   #12
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I believe the switch does not illuminate when on. I think the artic blankets do not apply heat till the temp gets below about 40 deg. The switch is the same as the water pump in that it is not imperative the switch be off. Therefore a warning or notification indicator (light) is not needed. I think this is correct. There is no fan associated with your arctic pack, just heated blankets throughout.
I stand corrected. I thought the straight TS (vs: XL) was different. I think the light though is still an indication of switch position and not for verification of item operating. Yes, as previously mentioned I find the lighted switches in my unit not of the best quality bulb wise.
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I stand corrected. I thought the straight TS (vs: XL) was different. I think the light though is still an indication of switch position and not for verification of item operating. Yes, as previously mentioned I find the lighted switches in my unit not of the best quality bulb wise.
My light does illuminate when in the on position. Actual heat is dependent on outside temps. Used Artic Pac last night here in FL (30 deg.). And, I agree, the bulb portion of these switches fails frequently.

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Thanks for all the responses. Nothing froze so it appears that the system works but the little bulb in the switch doesn't. Warm up starting today and will be in the 70s this weekend.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:18 PM   #15
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You should be able to pull the switch out and replace the tiny bulb.
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:26 PM   #16
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You should be able to pull the switch out and replace the tiny bulb.
I'm thinking because these type switches are not very expensive that the bulb is an integral part of the switch assembly and not replaceable as a separate item. In otherwords, a throw away switch.
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Could be. It's a shame they are not making them with LEDs instead of a bulb.
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In the quantities that FR buys they're probably less than a couple bucks each as is.
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Well, it looks like I'm going to need one too. I cracked a corner on the switch trying to remove it. Like you said, it's a throw away item. The tiny bulb is crimped on the leads.

I found the exact same one on eBay. I just ordered it:

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Uh oh, sounds like you tried to remove it from the front of your panel. Should have pulled the panel and pinched the tabs on the back of the switch to push out front. They are like any other automotive switch. Now you don't have to remove your panel to install the new. Hook up and push in opening from panel front.
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