Headlight switch shenanigans

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Feb 18 06:51:10 EST 2002

At 09:18 AM 02/18/2002 +0100, Phil Payne wrote:

> > Fortunately, as opposed to the earlier type switch, this one's
> > screwed together instead of riveted. The appropriate Torx
>screwdriver had
> > it apart within seconds, revealing... nothing, really.
>One of the contacts in the backplane, when viewed from the front, will
>look slightly discoloured.  That's the one.
> > The frontmost switch mechanism controls the headlights (that is:
> > lights and low bwam, the latter of which was dead on this switch),
>but I
> > couldn't really find out what's wrong. There are quite a few springs
> > sliding contacts, most of which are catapulted around the room when
> > open the switch up. I anticipated this and was able to catch
>Tsk, tsk - how many times?  Take it apart insode a large clear plastic
>bag.  The sort you use for home freezing large items.

So, is there a fix for the "slightly discoloured" one?  Other than
replacing the switch?

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