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Forklift Lights, Pull-Out Type Switch Wiring

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Printed Date: December 08, 2022 at 7:49 AM


Topic: Forklift Lights, Pull-Out Type Switch Wiring

Posted By: joefixes
Subject: Forklift Lights, Pull-Out Type Switch Wiring
Date Posted: May 12, 2022 at 2:47 PM

Good Morning,

I apologize if this post is out of context, I could not find a better fit for it.

I am replacing a light switch in a Hyster S40XL forklift. The light switch turns on the spot light in the front of the lift as well as the red light in the back.

The new switch I have is a pull-out type with two settings....you pull it out half way for one setting and pull it out fully for the second.

I've attached some photos of the old switch while it was still attached to the forklift and also the new switch. There are four wires total.

I could use some help in determining the proper wiring for the new switch.

Thank you in advance.posted_imageposted_image



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Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: May 13, 2022 at 7:07 AM
Do you have a multimeter?

Set it to Ohms or 200 ohms if it is not an autorange meter.
Connect one lead to the screw to the right of your top picture.
Pull out half way and touch the other meter lead to each of the remaining terminals. It will read near 0 ohms to one of them.
Pull out all the way and do same with the meter.

It may provide power to only one terminal when pulled half way, and provide power to both when pulled all the way out.

Is there one light that would need to be on without the other?

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Let's Go Brandon Brown. Congratulations on your first Xfinity Series Win. LGBFJB




Posted By: i am an idiot
Date Posted: May 13, 2022 at 10:41 AM
They look like the same switch. Flip the new one around, connect the top wire to the top terminal, then connect the bottom wire to the bottom terminal. Now cut the input wire to length and attach it to the screw terminal connected to the fuse.

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Let's Go Brandon Brown. Congratulations on your first Xfinity Series Win. LGBFJB




Posted By: joefixes
Date Posted: May 13, 2022 at 8:51 PM
Yup! This one did it! Thank you for that. I was trying to attach to the two top terminals...but they needed to be offset. I have it working now....thank you!

joeFixes





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