Hi Guys. So, I had to remove the supercharger on my Getaway HS2 to replace the diverter coil, and I figured that I'd post a little tutorial on how it's done.
Although removing the supercharger isn't that hard, before you remove individual pieces, take pictures to show alignments and things like that just in case you run into trouble.
Before you start, unplug the two connectors below the playfield that power all of the supercharger switches, lights, etc. The two connectors are at the end of this cable bundle under the playfield.
First, you'll need to remove the left habitrail, but before you do, you can remove the switch by pulling off the plastic cover. Just lift a little on the metal tab and pull the plastic cap off. Then you'll see what I have in the picture. If you remove the two screws, the switch will come out. Just watch out for the little metal plate on the bottom where the screws go into; that will fall free once the screws are out.
Clip any zip ties that will get in the way. It's easy to do this now so you don't get stuck while pulling up the supercharger. I only had to cut the one holding the habitrail switch shown here.
Next remove the left habitrail by removeing the nut on the left slingshot and the screw shown here.
You can then pull the habitrail out of the supercharger "U" loop. It just slides out.
Next unplug the connector shown here. It will allow you to remove the sliver plastic with the 3 red flashers in the next step.
Next, you'll need to remove the "U" plastic and the "Mountain" plastic. To remove the "U" plastic, remove the two screws near the sliver plastic and the larger screw closer to the front of the playfield. To remove the "Mountain" plastic, remove the four screws shown. The sliver plastic will also come out.
Once removed, it will look like this. (Note: In the pictures, I've placed the screws back where they go for safe keeping.)
Next, you'll want to remove anything holding the wiring harness to the playfield. For me, it was just this screw.
Finally, you can remove the screws and nut holding in the supercharger. There are two screws at the back of the "U" loop. There are two more screws near where the "Mountain" plastic was. There is another screw that is also holding this lounge chair looking metal piece. Then, there two small screws in the spring steel at the ramp entrance. And, then there is one nut that needs to be removed.
Once all those screws and the nut is removed, you can lift off the supercharger. This is what it looks like when removed.
Here is the bottom of the super charger and some pictures of the diverter coil that I had to replace and its associated parts.
Here's a picture of the new coil in place.
UPDATE & WARNING: This new coil ended up rotating due to vibration and shorted 75VDC to the entire supercharger. This ended up shorting to the switch matrix and taking out my U20 chip on the CPU board. I added a fix to prevent rotation of the coil to help eliminate this problem. See my posts in this thread below.
To put the supercharger back, just follow the directions in reverse.
Let me know if you guys like the tutorial.