I am trying to replace a burnt out illuminated rocker switch in an electric fireplace heater. I ordered a replacement switch that looked like it would do the trick, but failed to notice that it had three terminals, while the original switch has only two.
There is no pinout on the datasheet, the terminals are simply labelled 1, 2, and 3. I looked into this and the third terminal is usually ground, without which the switch won't light up.
Is it safe to ignore ground / bend it out of the way? As you can tell by the linked picture, there is no way I'll be able to plug in the wires with the close arrangement of terminals on the new switch. The light won't work but I can live with that. Or would I have to find and order a two terminal rocker switch?