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Author Topic: How do you remove an Xp2 two button switch from an XPT unit?  (Read 223 times)

mikeythemars

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How do you remove an Xp2 two button switch from an XPT unit?
« on: August 14, 2019, 01:00:48 PM »

I have an XPT unit in my garage that is controlling two exterior lights using an XP2 two switch.  One of the lights (an early release version of the PR511 dual floodlight motion detector) is no longer responding to any X10 commands or attempts to turn it on using the switch in the garage.

I have a spare, brand new XP2 switch I want to use to see if that fixes the problem.  The issue I am facing is I can't find directions anywhere on how to remove existing keypad switches that have been installed on an XPT (the X10 directions for these units don't have any removal instructions) and i am reluctant to just try and pry out the existing switch out, given the tab lock and pin system that is used to install them, which ls designed in a way that looks like it will almost guarantee that the XPT unit will damaged if you try to remove and replace the installed switch.

Any thought on ways how to do the switch replacement will be greatly appreciated!             
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Brian H

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Re: How do you remove an Xp2 two button switch from an XPT unit?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 04:10:13 PM »

The X10 Wiki has some XPT information.
http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/XPT

As you pointed out. It doesn't specifically show removal. The keypad instructions do indicate you put the top catch into the notch on the top. Then push the connection pins into the lower socket. You may just have to pull the bottom connector out of the socket and unsnap the top catch. Hopefully more input will come from others.

Both the XPT base and XPT keypads have instructions in the Wiki if you need them. You may also want to read the information on the later and earlier XPT module and keypad. To ensure the new keypad you want to test with can be used with your base.

If you have an X10 module you can set to the same address as the problem PR511. As a test see if the keypad can control  the test module. If it can then you have other issues. Like something changed on the power line to effect the X10 commands or the PR511 may have failed.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 06:33:22 PM by Brian H »
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bkenobi

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Re: How do you remove an Xp2 two button switch from an XPT unit?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 03:22:40 PM »

I replaced a X10 brand with another brand plate so that it would have LED indicators.  I don't remember having any difficulties with it or having to look anything up.  What does the back of the panel look like?  There should be something to line up and hold it in place that should tell you how it comes off (speaking about the new one you want to install).
 

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