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Old 05-20-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Landing Gear Switch

I have a 2015 5th Wheel wildcat. The other day the switch popped when retracting the landing gear, it will still extend. I've looked at a few places online for a replacement switch but no luck. Camping world has a full replacement housing, but the switch is able to come out so i just want to replace the switch. Does anyone know where i can get a replacement ? TIA
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:37 AM   #2
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**HERE** is one source.
**HERE** is another.
There are many places that sell DPDT rocker switches.
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Just super glue it back in.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:40 AM   #4
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The confusing part for me was that the DPDT switches i found had 6 contacts on back. The current switch only has 4 contacts with only 4 wires coming out. Then it has some type of jumpers i haven't seen before.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:55 AM   #5
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SMN8, what do you mean by "the switch popped"? Did it make a noise? Did it come apart? Did it pop out of its housing?
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:03 AM   #6
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The confusing part for me was that the DPDT switches i found had 6 contacts on back. The current switch only has 4 contacts with only 4 wires coming out. Then it has some type of jumpers i haven't seen before.
The jumpers just complete the circuitry to allow the DC motor for the landing gear to be run in both directions.
Making 'jumper' wires with crimped terminal ends (via the same terminals on another switch with six terminals) will accomplish the same thing
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The 4 wire switch has internal jumpers that do the same function.

You need 2 wire to landing gear. 2 wires from power source.
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To add to what I said above... (per your photo)
With the DPDT switch pushed one direction, the center red (+) feeds the pink wire on the end of the switch and the center black (-) makes connection to the end black.

With the switch pushed the other direction, the center red (+) feeds the black on the end of the switch (via the jumper) and the center black (-) feeds the end pink (via the jumper) to run the motor in reverse.
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The 4 wire switch has internal jumpers that do the same function.

You need 2 wire to landing gear. 2 wires from power source.
True, some 4 terminal DPDT switches do have internal jumpers.
His photo shows them on the exterior and he indicated that is what confused him.
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Thank you all for the replies. So i just need to get a 4 terminal switch. Easy.

When i say "pop" it sounded like a fuse tripping. Normally when switch is pushed up or down it will click and you can fill it. Since the "pop" the switch is perfect in the down, but on the up its free.
When i first took delivery i did have to replace a few fuses back to back when using the landing gear switch. So now it all adds up and the switch could have been defective from the beginning.
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