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Re: Trunk Blackout Solved

> Date:          Wed, 16 Apr 1997 08:30:56 -0500 (CDT)
> To:            jwilliam@water.net
> From:          Steve Manning <stephenm@ix.netcom.com>
> Subject:       Re: Turnk Blackout Solved
> Cc:            quattro@coimbra.ans.net

Unfortunately, the contacts on the switch have turned a nice shade of 
green.  The contact tips have corroded.  This is why the light wasn't 
coming on.  The tips weren't making contact with the top of the 
plunger, where the wires connect.  

Besides, having a shiny new switch will increase the resale value of 
the car.  :)


> Jon - actually it's really easy to take the switch apart and fix it
> yourself...look at the top of it (end opposite the plunger) and you'll see
> how it unsnaps.  Careful, cause there's a spring in there under pressure,
> and a couple of leetle-eeny-weeny parts.  Just burnish up the contacts on
> the inside, check out all the little parts, re-assemble, and I bet it'll
> work...don't forget to make sure the little rubber boot is intact; it keeps
> water out..........SLM
> At 06:44 AM 4/16/97 +0000, you wrote:
> >Oh Wise and Just Listers,
> >
> >You have solved my problem.  It was, indeed, a foul and evil switch 
> >which was causing my trunk to be embraced by inky blackness.  Can't 
> >find part number in the Book of Bentley.  Any ideas?
> >
> >Jon
> >___
> >jwilliam@water.net
> >87 Coupe GT
> >
> >
> Steve Manning:	stephenm@ix.netcom.com (Metro D.C. area, USA)
> .....Mainly Mopars, an '88 Audi 90Q, other stuff; BMWCCA #93613 et al
'87 Audi CoupeGT, 69k's and counting