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Post by murph on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:52 am

Hi All,
Someone mentioned the step buzzer recently on a post about indicator buzzers, mine recently failed, and after much fiddling about l found the fault. The switch was earthed via an unprotected pop rivet, after checking the buzzer, then removing the switch to test it which involved drilling out the offending pop rivet and still finding no fault, as soon as I touched the earth wire back, away went the buzzer. Now connected with a nut and bolt and lots of sticky black gutter sealant for protection. Probably took me 10 times as long as an auto electrician but saved me a 30 mile round trip and the cost of about an hours labour.

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Re: Step Buzzer

Post by deckie on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:06 am


That’s good news Murph allthumbz

The “Bad Earth” problem strikes again !!

Fancy AS thinking a Pop rivet would suffice ….. How much more would a Nut / Bolt / Star-washer have cost them ??

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Re: Step Buzzer

Post by whisky on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:29 am

Hi Murph & Deckie.

The step buzzer. I found that if I had to reposition the van on site at any time ( I mostly use small CLs so take the van to the tap to refill water ) or move the van a short distance at any time, and forgot or didn't bother to fold up the step the buzzer got really annoying sounding all of the time. The buzzer is only behind the glove box easy to access so just disconnected the buzzer and fitted a red warning light marked step in a vacant swith position in the middle of the dash. I find this far superior to the buzzer arrangement, a lot less annoying. That now free's up the buzzer for the louder indicator warning. (when I get the wiring diagram as resistors are needed to do this)

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Post by murph on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:37 pm

Hi Whisky and Deckie,
I agree about the buzzer being annoying for such accasions a filling the water tank, and as such I have considered fitting a switch, as to a warning light I prefer an audible warning as the previous owner had a light fitted, and because it was on the passenger side and small it did not provide adequate warning, When we first bought the van I managed to band the step on a neigbour,s garden wall luckily minimum damage to the wall. Maybe a warning light to say the buzzer is switched off hugegrins ?.
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Re: Step Buzzer

Post by deckie on Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:31 pm

Hi Murph & Whisky,

You “Posh” pair, with your retractable steps hugegrins …..

I have to rely on my Old Buzzer (Chris snigger ) nagging ME ……. “Have you brought the step in” Nag, Nag, Nag ……

“Yes the love of my life” …… remember, it’s on THE list …..

“But you left the List at Home” ….. Nag, Nag, Nag ….

Good job I’ve grown those special “Ear Flaps” hugegrins hugegrins

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Post by whisky on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:30 pm

Hi Deckie.

Do you plan to have a buzzer or a warning light fitted for those ear flaps?

Still in the Silly Gang. Whisky.

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Post by deckie on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:38 pm

whisky wrote:Hi Deckie.

Do you plan to have a buzzer or a warning light fitted for those ear flaps?

Still in the Silly Gang. Whisky.

No need Mate …….. After 47 yrs ……… they work Automatically hugegrins

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Post by murph on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:41 am

Hi All,
Been thinking overnight, how about a press button switch spring loaded to on on the end of a curley wire so you can hold it off while driving, but even more simple is put the step in while filling the tank.


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