Pickup switch replacement / upgrade?

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Pickup switch replacement / upgrade?

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Hey all,

i have an issue with the Pickup switch on my Fly Mojo. If switching to the full right position it still stays switched to middle position. I opened and took a look and the "leaf spring" is loose. I tried slightly bending it back into position. That worked but only for 2 or 3 weeks now. I would like to replace them with an equivalent or better even better, more reliable switch.

Any recommendation / experience would be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
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Hi Thorsten; welcome to the forum!

This Anatomy of a Fly post linked from the homepage contains replacement switch info. Any standard on-on-on switch will do; the one in your Mojo is likely a Switchcraft; the original Fly has C&K switches, which are excellent.
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Thanks a lot! Looking and ordering! Stay safe and keep shredding!
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im rewiring a pre refine point to point.and on the old parker fly forum i got the switches a guy talked about.and thank god i saved it.i put these in my refine mojo liked them little pricey.the toggle s are a bit longer .from allied electronics the on,on,on switch part # is 70152137,and the on,off,on is 70152134.
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Thanks, @skip! Helpful info!
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Thanks skip!
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sure like to help when i can
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skip wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:34 pm im rewiring a pre refine point to point.and on the old parker fly forum i got the switches a guy talked about.and thank god i saved it.i put these in my refine mojo liked them little pricey.the toggle s are a bit longer .from allied electronics the on,on,on switch part # is 70152137,and the on,off,on is 70152134.
Hey Skip,

I am wanting to change the switches in my refined Mojo too. Which switch is for the mag/mag & piezo/piezo and which is for the mag selector only?

Also, did you use the diagram for passive pup wiring with the DiMarzio EP 1111? I am so tired of draining my 9v batteries...

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So after "fixing" the switch it loosened again. I now ordered the CK switches. Is there any information available on re-wiring the switchcraft switches to the CK ones maybe? Well, i assume the switches are switchcraft:
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Cheers and thanks in advance,
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Found the exact re-wiring diagram i needed for replacing Switches on the Mojo. It references Allied switches though that i could not find a datasheet for. Does anyone know if they are identical to the CK ones recommended in the parts thread?
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Just went for it. It seems to work. However the diagram is different from the wiring in my Mojo and i have a leftover ground on the Mag 3 way. Is that expected?

Used this: download/file.php?id=71&sid=23135de2b71 ... &mode=view
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instinct-vfx wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:31 pm I have a leftover ground on the Mag 3 way. Is that expected?
To clarify: Are you saying there was a wire grounding the old switch casing that you didn’t carry over to the new one because it wasn’t referenced in the diagram, or something else?
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Yes exactly that. See the left part for the mag switch on the linked diagram: download/file.php?id=71&sid=23135de2b71 ... &mode=view

It does not reference ground in neither the orignal nor the new switch diagram. The original one shows the top view, the ground was on the bottom
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The purpose of that wire is just to prevent any hum or buzz that may result from you touching the switch shaft/nut. You can solder it anywhere on the casing of the new switch, or put the bare end of it between the switch bushing and a washer before you tighten the nut, or not use it at all if it doesn’t seem to be a problem.
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instinct-vfx wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:31 pm Just went for it. It seems to work. However the diagram is different from the wiring in my Mojo and i have a leftover ground on the Mag 3 way. Is that expected?

Used this: https://flyclone.com/download/file.php? ... &mode=view
How have the Allied switches worked out for you? I'm thinking of going this route for my Mojo - the wiring diagram you posted is helpful..
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