STAGE 17

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“The first rearward-facing seat, known as the jump seat and typically used by passengers rather than crew, is fitted in this first stage of Pack 03. You’ll also fit more accessories to the cab and assemble a front light cluster.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Jump Seat is hard rubber, but the rest of the non-electronic parts are plastic.

NOTE: Save any spare screws left over at the end of each stage of this build. They may be needed in later stages!

Assembly Guide (Digital Version – Click to Download)

Build


Jump Seat & Front Right Light Cluster

Assembling the Jump Seat

Super glue the flat side of the Seat Support to the bottom of the Jump Seat, making sure the post of the Seat Support is nearest to the back of the seat as shown:

Retrieve your Cab Floor Section assembly from the previous stage. Fit the peg and post on the bottom of the Seat Support down into the matching hole at this location of the Cab Floor Section:

Secure the Seat Support to the Cab Floor Section from below with one (1) Type H screw:

Attaching the Flashlight

Press the D-shaped pin of the Flashlight into the matching hole at this location just behind the MDT on the Central Console, as shown.

If you find this is a tight fit (like I did), try sanding off some of the paint from the pin:

Attaching the Portable Radio

Press the D-shaped pin of the Portable Radio into this matching hole on the Captain’s side of the Central Console, as shown:

Fun Fact: On many fire trucks like this one, these two pedals at the Captain’s feet do serve a purpose. They typically give the Captain control of the siren and air horn which allows the driver/engineer to focus more on driving the apparatus to the scene quickly and safely:

Attaching the Battery Charger

Press the D-shaped pin of the Battery Charger into this matching hole at the left rear corner side of the Central Console, as shown.

On my model, this fitment was a bit loose, so I added a drop of super glue to hold it in place:

Assembling the Front Light Cluster

Press the domed ends of the three LED Diffusers into these matching holes on the back of the Front Light Cluster.

The ‘back’ of the Front Light Cluster has the pins sticking up. Make sure these LED Diffusers are fully inserted, as shown:

Press the the two pins of the Turn Signal Lens (R) into the matching holes at the top front of the Front Light Cluster.

IMPORTANT: Be sure the raised arrow on the Turn Signal Lens (R) is facing the correct direction (to the left as seen here):

In the same way, press the two pins of each Headlight Lens in the matching holes at the lower front of the Front Light Cluster, as shown:

Fit the Light Cluster PCB to the rear of the Front Light Cluster (with the plug/wires facing up) so the notch in the PCB surrounds this pin.

Save the wire tie from this PCB as it may come in handy to tidy up cables later on:

Secure the Light Cluster PCB to the Front Light Cluster with one (1) Type M screw:

Thoughts


Oh, more lighting, I love lighting! The Light Cluster will be needed in Stage 23, but keep the unused Windshield Wiper and Flood Light safely stored until we install them later on in the build.

Next Up


 Stage 18 – Crew Seat/Support, Front Left Outer/Inner Door Panels, Outer Door Handle, Window Winder/Gear, Inner Cab Panel

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