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Re: Headlamp/wiper combo switch repairable?

At 12:45 AM 10/21/97 -0500, Brett Dikeman wrote:
>Amazing what cleaning out your mailbox finds!
>At 1:44 PM -0500 on 9/8/97, DeWitt Harrison wrote:
>> I don't mind working with small mechanisms, but having
>> taken a run at this switch, I would have to answer no to
>> the question. The switch is not repairable. Unfortunately,
>you bet your bippy it is.  My father has done this 2 times.  Took him one
>afternoon on the second try(the first repair lasted a few weeks.)
>[ ... snip lengthy description of heroics ... ]
>> sort of bizarre fascination with pointless mechanical exercises
>> to go down that road. (Oh, please. No cheap shots about Audi
>> ownership in general.)
>how did it finally get fixed?  Well, let's say I've probably got the
>highest-tech, composite highbeam stalk in the world.  He wrapped fiberglass
>around it, then sanded it down so it would fit.
>[ ... ]
>He did get good at putting it back together again.  He used a LOT of string
>and such, to hold various pieces in place.

Good grief.

>[ ... ]

Whether or not your claim that the switch is repairable is tongue-in-cheek,
it's clear you are impressed by your father's skill and determination. I am
also. But I think your Dad really should get out more.

DeWitt Harrison     de@aztek-eng.com
Boulder, CO
88 5kcstq