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RE: Headlights Out!
same scenario on my 5KTQ except it's the low beams that don't stay on.
I have taken the switch out of the column to see if it could be
cleaned/repaired but it is not serviceable, IMHO anyway. Incidentally,
taking the switch out is actually quite easy. But, it is riveted
together. I guess you could drill out the rivets, replace or clean the
contacts and then try to close it up again with some screws or long
rivets but I felt it was beyond what I was willing to do.(especially
since I would be without a switch if I wrecked it)
The nearest large autowrecker has 8 or 9 5k's and ALL of the combi
switches have already been removed. This must be a very common
180 Yorston St
Williams Lake, BC, V2G 3Z1
'86 5KTQ stock (if you don't know what it means, you aren't in the club)
>From: Bob Gregory[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: December 1, 1999 6:57 PM
>Subject: Headlights Out!
>Today's auditrauma: Steering column headlight switch
>apparently craps out on 90q. Audiowner suffering from
>RSI by holding hi-beams on manually for last 15 min of
>drive home. Note - no one flashes because they are
>blinded by hi-beams (Yipes, the stock lights are that
>Bentley suggests that the switch comes out fairly
>easily. Can it be cleaned or otherwise rehab-ed?
>What does a new one cost? Dealer only part?
>Any BTDT welcomed.
>Bob Gregory current sc**wed
>'88 90q blinded
>'84 4kq apart
>'96 Jetta GLX flat tire
>'96 Grand Cherokee wife
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