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Old 11-30-2012, 05:21 PM
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I have read all the negative post about these switches, maybe I have been lucky, '09 385 hours and nary a problem. (probably just jinxed myself) Not sure if people are too rough on them or what Personally don't like the older style toggles, hard to tell 0n/off//switch them inadvertently.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:14 PM
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I have read all the negative post about these switches, maybe I have been lucky, '09 385 hours and nary a problem. (probably just jinxed myself) Not sure if people are too rough on them or what Personally don't like the older style toggles, hard to tell 0n/off//switch them inadvertently.
Weird, I had 3 or 4 switches on my 06 break within thee first few months when I bought it in 09. After that I scored a deal on a complete set of take out switches from someone who changed all their switches out to a differnt color to match their boat better.
SInce I bought that bag of switches I have only broke 1 in the last 3 years! Good insurance I guess.......and no I don't want to sell any! They are my insurance against future broken switches!

I thought my switch failures were possibly from the boat sitting/being stored in the heat of the desert southwest for 4 yrs before I bought it. Maybe brittle or something. Then thought maybe the switches that got used the most or abused (bumped), but most of the ones that broke were the ones that were rarely if ever used and the out of the way ones. Haven't lost any of the ballast or blower switches (most used). They have been the odd ball stuff like the shower which was never used until I installed a shower, nav/anchor lights which was never used, etc.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:50 PM
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I have replaced each switch at least twice before I went and bought steel bodies toggles. Only problem is they do not make steel bodies illuminated toggles. Well, they might, I have just not found them.

I am convinced that the switches break over time due to the billet bezel. Expansion and contraction in the southwest heat is what I stand by. This said, so not even get me started on my gauges. I am sure MasterCraft has enjoyed replacing those 4 times due to cracking!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:52 PM
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i am with matt, i have a 07 x2 with over 350 hrs and have never broke a switch.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:46 PM
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Hmmm - really strange, I was told originally when purchasing the boat that they were "airline switches" never a failure, obviously not the case right. I am in Southern Ohio, so not the west heat/cold extremes, but certainly hot humid summers and cold winters, but granted, not using the boat 7 to 8 months of the winter cold months.

I will mention, I don't flip the switches from the ends, always kind of place my thumb and fore finger around the base to flip the switch, if that makes sense??? I'm with Sodar, could be the billet expansion contraction and environment causing the problem, only stands to reason with some having an issue and others not? (Plastic and aluminum certainly expand and contract at different temps.)
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:15 PM
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Pay attention to Zane's words around the 5:20 mark. There is a reason they switched to more 'robust' knobs. Glad to hear some haven't had problems, just remember when your 3 year old bumps one and breaks it on accident. Don't get mad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h1j4IR2MI0
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:57 PM
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Maybe these guys would split up the set?http://greatlakesskipper.com/product...panel-kit.html

Also, I think the Maristar280 and X80 may share same bash parts so you can check those too
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:11 AM
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I had an 06 XStar and never had any switches break. They were as tight and sturdy as the first day I brought her home.

If it can be done and changed over, great! Do it!

Don't be discouraged by a few people with a little bad luck (no offense guys)
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:14 AM
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None taken. Anyone notice the replaced switch in the first pic?
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:58 AM
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Well, I'll be D&%%, good eye Sand...
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