RV Ratings Go to Main Page RV mechanic on duty. Start at the home page.
RV Mechanic RV engine problems? RV mechanic help only a click away!

1979 Winnebago Brave ignition switch

Home > Discussion Forum > Mechanic's Corner - Electrical

Email Author email Kim  Reply to Message reply to message  Post New Message post new message      search forums
hidden layer
All Postings that advertise items for sale will be deleted from the Discussion Forum. You may post sale items for free in the Classifieds section. Sign up now.
All Messages in ThreadAuthorDate
1979 Winnebago Brave ignition switch Kim 6-29-06  
I have a 1979 Winnebago Brave with a Dodge chasis system. My father recently lost the keys and I was needing to know about replacing the ignition switch. I have called Winnebago dealers and also Dodge dealers and no one knows anything. Can I replace the ignition switch with another Dodge switch or must it be a certain make and year? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Re: 1979 Winnebago Brave ignition switch mike e 6-29-06  
I think if you go to a good NAPA auto parts store they may have a after market switch,or can order one if not in stock.Should fit right in. Good luck Mike
Re: 1979 Winnebago Brave ignition switch robert villa 7-19-06  
I bought an ignition switch from a dealer in northern california. i also have a 1979 dodge motorhome.e-mail me if you need the name of the dealer.
Re: 1979 Winnebago Brave ignition switch Fat FREDDY of MAINE 3-18-09  
You first dissconnect the battery for saftey.
Then reach under dash and feel for a 21/2 inch round thing with all the wires comming out. now run your fingers up to the seat of that and feel the threaded area.
This will be like a big nut.
Look at it with a mirrorand flash light to get familiar with it.
Unscrewit and bring the system out into the day light. Now you can see that with a small screw driver you can take it apart by unlocking the small tabs.
What you want to chenge is the whole key assembly
BUt you can take off that whole part and GO TO ADVANCE AUTO OR most any good auto store. They willshow the trick to getting old lock out.
also the directions for this are in the box.
The lock and keys is about $8.90 dollars.
it is just a locking cylinder. TTHAT IS ALL and it drops in and you twist and click it to set it.
AN RV dealer will not deal with it because it is considered part of the chssia.and very few deal with the chassis.
BUT don't be alarmed it is a simple fix.
Yes you can write me for more info pertaining to this.
fat freddy out.
Required fields in red
For more info about a field, place your mouse over the More Info icon.
Your Name:
Your Email:

Code is case-sensitive. Helps stop SPAM.

Useful Links
Recent RV mechanic and troubleshooting topics
  Onan 4.0 BFA 1R16004C
  Re: manuals for rv
  1978 dodge vogue selinoid-on/off switch location.
  1979 beachcraft dodge 440 big block died on the highway and won't start
  1975 dodge jamboree motorhome shower system
  Suburban furnace wiring fried
  Hydro Furnace and Stove running
  1985 Citation Supreme Manual
  Re: coleman mod # 4324-749
  Duo therm
  2001 Layton
  Leak when engine running
  Reset 12 volt lights
  CUMMINS # 3088221

RV-Coach Online

Food Recipes & Blog

Homeschool Curriculum

Free Auto Insurance Quotes

Orange Beach/ Gulf Shores, AL Fishing

Print-friendly page
PRIVACY POLICY|TERMS & CONDITIONS| 1996 - 2014 RV-Coach Network - All Rights Reserved|Web Site by ITtelligent