Cannot find where to procure this switch

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  1. supremekizzle

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    Hello all. I took this switch off of a car head unit and I would like to buy the same type of switch, but don't know what keywords to use and where to buy. From what I know it is a momentary knob that is spring returned to the center. It is able to be turned left and right. Each respective way completes a circuit and the center is off. Would anybody be able to point me to a place I could buy or at least help me with the actual component description that I would use to find it? Thank you. IMG_20150503_145038.jpeg IMG_20150503_145035.jpeg
     
  2. MikeML

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    Are you after a mechanical replacement, or just something that performs the same electrical function?

    A spring-return, momentary, center-off, Single-Pole Double-Throw switch does the same thing...

    An actual replacement would have to come from the company that made the unit as a "replacement part"
     
  3. Dodgydave

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    your better searching for the car model and make, in accessories switches, it could be a rotary two way biased centre off,
     
  4. supremekizzle

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    Preferably a mechanical replacement, if possible. Probably made for that specific radio manufacturer, but I have hope. I'm going to be mounting the knob to the dash of my car for a button-less head unit for which I'd still like a volume knob wired as a steering wheel control. I find the knob to be a more elegant solution than a throw switch. The switch pictured still works, but I was hoping to see a wider selection of styles that I may be able to incorporate an led into so it is illuminated. Another possibility is a light diffusing plastic ring, similar to that found on your ignition switch, that I could mount on the base of the switch where it penetrates the dash. If any of that makes sense...
     
  5. supremekizzle

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    It is two way center off. It's spring returned.
     
  6. MikeML

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    No, but it is enough to get the thread closed...
     
  7. supremekizzle

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    Why? I simply asked if anybody knew of a supplier or what keywords to look for a certain electrical component. Not sure why that justifies closing a thread.
     
  8. tracecom

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    Google this: spring-return, momentary, center-off, rotary switch.
    Look at results for "images."
    Lots of choices, some wrong, but maybe you'll see something that has promise.
     
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  9. supremekizzle

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    THANK YOU. Some promising results were yielded indeed. I just couldn't cone up with the keywords. I appreciate the help.
     
  10. ScottWang

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    Welcome to the AAC forum.

    The owners of All About Circuits has elected not to host discussions of automotive electrical system modifications/enhancements due to safety concerns, the potential of legal ramifications and the possible circumvention of vehicle regulations at the state and federal level.

    This thread is against the AAC forum rules, Terms of Service (ToS).

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    Good luck.
     
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