Mysterious Dash Switches

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Mysterious Dash Switches

Post by JKJ » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:07 pm

On the 1980 F28 there are two sets of switched under the cabin throttles the first on is for the old search light (been removed but wires still there) the second one is two toggle switched side by side, when it took the wood plate off to reveal the back side there were 9000 small wires on these two small switches. What do you suppose these are for? With everything quiet and I turn them on or off, up or down, nothing seems to happen. Any suggestions other than pictures, which I will get ASAP.

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Re: Mysterious Dash Switches

Post by WayWeGo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:15 pm

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The wiring diagrams for YOUR boat will be included.

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Re: Mysterious Dash Switches

Post by larryeddington » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:49 pm

having two f28s the small wires were Pea lamps for lighting various warning devices. I was before LEDs and they used Pea lamps. I ripped them all out and set up a different instrument lighting system. The Pea lamps usually indicated bilge pumps, running lights on etc.
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Re: Mysterious Dash Switches

Post by JKJ » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:10 pm

Here is a picture of the mystery switches
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THE top set is the old search light, but the bottom two are my concern. Thanks
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Re: Mysterious Dash Switches

Post by Misty » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:56 pm

Those are your flybridge or lower station selector switches for the searchlight. Be SURE the searchlight is off before leaving the boat during the day! :shock:

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Re: Mysterious Dash Switches

Post by JKJ » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:34 pm

even the bottom two are for the OLD searchlight?

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Re: Mysterious Dash Switches

Post by Misty » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:42 pm

That is correct sir

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Re: Mysterious Dash Switches

Post by JKJ » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:36 pm

Thank you for the info.

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