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Old 09-07-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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DIY: 38FL Remote water switch

Ok I wanted to add a remote switch to control the water pump from outside/drivers side of the rig for bathroom stops and when dumping. Kind of crazy not to already have one there of course.

Tools:
Screwdriver
5/16" Socket (battery cable)
3/8 wrench/nut driver (Power terminal)
Drill with drill bits (sized for switch)

Supplies:
SPDT/Three position Switch
14 Gauge hook up wire
Terminal connectors
Shrink tubing


Shut down the power and disconnect ground wire:
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Pump location behind the docking station and removalable panel - Not the blue wire with fuse holder connects to red wire on pump. This is where the cut is made to insert the switch.
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Whole is drilled in the docking station - I put 2 pieces (one on each side) of sticky duct tape to catch all metal bits.
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Switch connections with shrink wrap - I split the ends around the screws - probably not really needed but for extra protection. Center terminal routes through the fuse holder and to the pump. One side connects to a 12 volt source and the other connects to the power coming from the inside switch. I took power from the power block for the hydraulics.
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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I grabbed the power from the hydraulics block - terminal next to the red wire heading down to the hydraulics. I didn't worry as it is only for when I use the pump outside switch and I would not be using hydraulics at the same time.
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Temp label for the switch - I have some labels being made but just in case I forget until then....
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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Crude wiring diagram:

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Old 09-09-2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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Good idea Walter. Your switch location is where I put a 3-way switch to control the leds strip lighting for the basement. Looks like I'll have two switches there now. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:36 AM   #5
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Added the label to finish it off. Click image for larger version

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