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STEERING

All buses shall have factory-installed power steering, integral type. A factory installed tilt steering wheel/column is required.

TIRES

All tires shall be steel belted radial tubeless type. If a tire carrier is required, it shall be suitably mounted in an accessible location outside of the passenger compartment.

TRANSMISSION, AUTOMATIC

All buses shall be delivered with an automatic transmission as standard (See manual transmission option section F). The automatic transmission must be appropriate to the passenger rating, GVWR, and engine size and type. Purchasers desiring a heavy-duty transmission for harsh terrain should seek additional information from the vendors.

TURN SIGNALS

Turn signals shall have a dash indicator light, self-canceling switch with lead wires on steering column for body manufacturer's attachment.

WIRING

All wiring shall conform to current applicable recommended practices of the Society of Automotive Engineers for physical specifications and the Truck Maintenance Council Recommended Practice RP 129, VMRS 031-001, 032-001 for the Heavy-Duty Vehicle System Wiring Checks 12-volt Charging, 12-Volt Cranking to determine electrical characteristics of the alternator wiring circuits.

  • A.

    All wires passing through metal openings shall be protected by a grommet or loom.

  • B.

    Install a readily accessible terminal strip or connector on the body side of the cowl or in an accessible location in the engine compartment of vehicles designed without a cowl. The strip or connector shall contain the following terminals for the body connection:

    • 1.

      Main Circuits: The electrical system wiring shall have at least nine (9) main

circuits:

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i .

Head, tail, stop (brake), and instrument panel lamps Clearance and step well lamps Dome lamps Starter motor Ignition and emergency door signal Turn signal (directional) Alternately flashing signal lamps Horn Heater and defroster

Section B-7

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