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Old 11-11-2009, 04:06 PM
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Door jamb switch help

I ordered some door jamb switch's to replace my crushed one's on the front door's the other day. They are the one's that screw into the jamb. They look correct and have the right plugs for the electrical connections but looked a little long. They where the only one's listed for the 73-79 trucks so I ordered them up from NPD. I screwed them in the other day when I had a free minute, but they contact the door far before it's closed. Are they adjustable? Haven't had time to mess with it again yet but just wanted to see if anyone else had run into this problem.

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Old 11-11-2009, 05:14 PM
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should just screw in and then stick out maybe 3/8 or 1/4 and need no adjusting but I could be wrong.
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as long as the door can shut and the switch functions what does it matter?
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That's the thing the door Doesn't Close. It makes contact and not even close to latching.
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Some jamb switches are extended until you close the door and they have a "memory" to keep them adjusted in.

Not sure what is going on then. If the adjuster is screwed in all the way and "plunger" is hanging up, maybe they are broken.

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Mine looked too long too. I screwed them in and when I shut the door the body pushed down into the hex "barrel" and everything worked fine.
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Some jamb switches are extended until you close the door and they have a "memory" to keep them adjusted in.
Winner. The center shaft will slide in once the door is completely closed.
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Looked at it again tonight and found out that it does slide through the hex. Another mystery solved, Thanks for the answers.
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Just put it in and close the door. It will slide down the the spot it needs to stay at.
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