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Re: Arb compressor question:
If the compressor is ruuning constantly when the locker is off(or on) then you have a leak. it sounds like it may be in the solonoid actuated switch at the ARB compressor air reservoir. Spray some soapy water on it while its operating and the leak will give up its location. Hooking up to a AC type compressor would only require a reservoir of some kind, and a regulator on the airline going to the solonoid actuated ARB, the best way is to use an air distribution block(find them at a comercial truck supply). If you need more detailed compressor info, let me know. Shortening the harness, no problem just get new pin connects, cut, solder and reinstall(that harness is definitely long enough). The switches, are pretty big and hard to lacate. I installed a switch housing below the dash, but ive been entertaining the idea of using a steering wheel and collumn with cruise control buttons on the steering wheel and hooking up the arb to one of the steering wheel buttons. Then you would have it right at your finger tips on demand.Some guys are also using air switches available at truck suppliers like Peterbuilt they are smaller but there will be more plumbing. Here is a photo of my switch install, (borrowed my freinds digital camera, its to cool, you can take pics of anything,and cheaper than film cameras) great for technical pictures, I still like film for good action photos.Later,
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