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Old 12-04-2010, 07:11 PM
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Interrupter switch

Something I have been thinking about since I tow a lot...

Can you wire an upfitter switch to act as an interrupter switch? If you do not know what this is, it is what truckers use to flash thier marker lights to let another trucker know he is clear to change lanes. Essentially it cuts the power to the markers when on. Can this be done with the upfitter switches? Or would it be backwards, turn the switch on, lights on, and turn switch off, lights off? Could it be reversed?
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:04 AM
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nothing???
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Old 12-06-2010, 09:55 AM
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if you did it and its reversed you could install a relay to change the polarity
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:02 AM
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You could take out one of those swiches and just remove the factory wires and run you a single wire in and out of the switch and it would interrupt whatever that wire ties into.
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Ummmmmmm, why not just push your hazard button in, let the lights blink a few times, and then push the hazard button in again?

If you're talking about running at night, 99% of the truckers I've seen cut their headlights off-on-off-on-off-on to let another truck know its okay to move over.
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Ummmmmmm, why not just push your hazard button in, let the lights blink a few times, and then push the hazard button in again?

If you're talking about running at night, 99% of the truckers I've seen cut their headlights off-on-off-on-off-on to let another truck know its okay to move over.
And then I see the truck that just moved over, like you said, flash their hazards as a thank you. But this is it looks like flashing the hazards, which is what I do.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:07 AM
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And then I see the truck that just moved over, like you said, flash their hazards as a thank you. But this is it looks like flashing the hazards, which is what I do.
Agreed.....and still not sure why someone would want / need an interruptor switch to do that.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:20 PM
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I guess you guys have never driven tractor trailers before...it is a seperate switch from the blinkers, all you do is push up the switch and let go, repeat a couple times, there is no turning it on and turning it off like you do with reaching through the steering wheel for the blinkers...just thought it would be easier IMHO.
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I know what you are talking about. I am going to look into this tomorrow and see if I can figure this out. Good idea for my #3 up-fitter switch.
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I guess you guys have never driven tractor trailers before...it is a seperate switch from the blinkers, all you do is push up the switch and let go, repeat a couple times, there is no turning it on and turning it off like you do with reaching through the steering wheel for the blinkers...just thought it would be easier IMHO.
Gotcha! I do know what your talking about too, so it does make it easier than having to reach through the steering wheel
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