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Unread 11-02-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
Griffen24
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Is my headlamp on/off switch busted?

In the final stages of buttoning up my rebuild and was reinstalling my dash last night. When to install the headlamp switch and was attempting to pull the knob off of it. I wanted to not have the lights on as I installed it so instead of disconnecting the Battery I just pressed the knob all the way in the pressed the release pin then pulled the knob all the way out. no when I am trying to reinsert the knob it will not "catch" only slide in and out with out triggering the switch in any manner.

Should I just bite the bullet and by a new one or can this switch still be salvaged?

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Unread 11-02-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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I'm betting there is just a build up of crud on the release pin mechanism and it's not allowing the pin to spring back to the "catch" position. A can of electronics compressed air might be able to help clean it out or maybe some 3-1 oil to lube it up.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 09:59 AM   #3
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Mine did the same thing. I rotated it to one of the other flat sides and pushed in on the pin and it popped in.
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