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Amp Research Override Switch

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Duckslayr, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Aug 12, 2018 at 11:29 AM
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    Duckslayr

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    Looking into getting these power steps and wanted to get the override switch too. Amp website has 3 different switch options. I read all the install instructions but still can’t figure out which one is required/compatible. There are 2 with controllers and one with just the switch. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    NorCalTrdsport

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    I have these steps... just curious what need you have for the over ride? Legit question not trying to be rude or anything. They can remain down by shutting the door and just keeping your foot on it when it would normally retract.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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    I was wondering the same .......these are on my wish list and I didn't know that keeping the foot on it when you close the door keeps them out. How do they go in after that, do you just open and close the door again?
     
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    You are correct just open and close the door.
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2018 at 2:56 PM
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    Thanks I didn’t know they could d that.
     
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  6. Aug 17, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    I have the AMP steps and I have the override ordered. Was on back order as far as I know, shop is doing the install.

    The reason I'm getting the switch is for the winter time. We've had slush in the past that can freeze, so the switch would allow me to turn off the steps from running in those situations. I don't want to burn out my motor.
     
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  7. Aug 17, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    Now that makes perfect sense thank you for sharing. I figured there had to be a reason they offer it just couldnt think of it in my case. In your scenario that would prob ensure the life of the motor on them as well.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2018 at 6:31 AM
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    Which switch did you get?

    https://www.electricstep.com/AMP-Research/pc/PowerStep-Override-Switch-79106-01a-33p485.htm
     
  9. Aug 18, 2018 at 6:35 AM
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    I'm not sure. My buddy that owns a shop is doing the install for me. The part was on back order, he just received it Thursday. He's out of town for the weekend but I'll talk to him Monday and find out what switch he ordered.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
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    Installed today.

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