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Pioneer PL-400/PL-300 Speed Selector Switch (Alps)

Postby slangking1 » 14 Mar 2018 09:42

Hi All

Anybody know where I can get one of these readily in the UK ?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/kdf4eCk5mtKFNMJf2


They are made by ALPS who have similar replacement parts at the top here:

http://www.alps.com/prod/info/E/HTML/Sw ... list1.html

..but nut not quite right (I suspect, based on pin spacing and unit size which has to be pretty accurate to accommodate the nylon transition piece from the button itself and the
Ali bracket which mounts on top). They have an internal spring which helps with the latch to 33/45. The spring in this one corroded so it no longer latches/spring returns- once it's on 45 it stays on 45. I'm hunting around on the usual online junk shops but a new one would be preferable.

I need it for a PL-400, I have a PL-300 which has the same switch (looks/feels ok) but it works 100% so don't want to butcher it at this point..

I sent a mail with my link above to Alps, it could be a long wait..

Thanks in advance...

Paul
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Re: Pioneer PL-400/PL-300 Speed Selector Switch (Alps)

Postby slangking1 » 15 Mar 2018 00:04

Ok, I (think) I found it:

SPUN191400 Alps Horizontally Actuated 2Pole Standard

Dimensions look the same and same 2 pole arrangement. No mount plate though so I will have to transplant the old..

http://www.alps.com/prod/info/E/HTML/Sw ... 91400.html

Ordered for a grand total of £2.28 incl delivery from ebay.

Watch this space.
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Re: Pioneer PL-400/PL-300 Speed Selector Switch (Alps)

Postby slangking1 » 28 Mar 2018 16:59

Here it is fitted, new switch is exactly the same size and function but no bracket - I guess pioneer add that afterwards. Anyway, it can be prized off and clamped onto the new one and holds pretty well esp after soldering onto the board as it is clamped somewhat. Note the small sliver of blue nylon I had to add and glue on to the pusher - not sure if this was because the switch deflection differed but it needs to be just right in terms of length so that the switch latches and unlatches comfortably without you having to press too hard (or not being long enough to latch). Had the usual couple of hours tearing hair out trying to get the thing back together with springs in place etc such that _every_ function works as it should (see my other post!) - I've done this so many times now but still can't get it right every time..

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