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Old 08-30-2016, 07:11 AM
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My rocker switch actuator cover labels are fading after 11 seasons, but all 7 switches work fine. The switches never get wet and are kept under cover when I'm not using my boat.

Each new switch with a actuator cover is $15 each and just the actuator cover is $8 each.

Think the switches will hold up another 10 years? It's $105 for both or $56 for just the covers.


Also on your web page I can't find the labeled actuator covers with the blue lens. I have found them on your ebay listing.


I know you don't check here often, this will be something to do over winter.



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Old 09-09-2016, 04:51 PM
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I would get several spares to have on hand.
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Old 09-16-2016, 04:37 PM
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My rocker switch actuator cover labels are fading after 11 seasons, but all 7 switches work fine. The switches never get wet and are kept under cover when I'm not using my boat.

Each new switch with a actuator cover is $15 each and just the actuator cover is $8 each.

Think the switches will hold up another 10 years? It's $105 for both or $56 for just the covers.


Also on your web page I can't find the labeled actuator covers with the blue lens. I have found them on your ebay listing.


I know you don't check here often, this will be something to do over winter.

Thanks
They last a long time. 150,000 cycles mechanical life rating. 10,000 hour burn time rating on lights. On a boat, that's usually used one a week at best, that's many decades.

The more common failure point is corrosion on the terminals, and wire behind the switch. If they work fine, I usually recommend just replacing the actuators. It's also much, much easier to do that then to pull the switches from behind and replace them.

But, while you're ordering it's probably worth $6 to go ahead and get a switch body or two to have on hand just in case... like JimPend suggested.

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Old 09-17-2016, 05:13 AM
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Thanks, I will have an extra or two on hand when needed.






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