Light n Wiper switch replacement and or repair question

Brett Dikeman quattro at
Tue Jan 1 17:30:50 PST 2008

On Jan 1, 2008, at 5:32 PM, Kneale Brownson wrote:

> I don't believe an 88 is interchangeable with the 89-91 versions.   
> The latter can be obtained/assembled as two items.  The 88 and  
> earlier versions are a single unit and do not come as one half or  
> the other.
>  I have taken the 89-91/V8 versions apart and cleaned the contacts.   
> If I recall correctly, you need  a really tiny torx driver to work  
> on those.  I replaced the switch assembly on my 87 many years ago,  
> and I think those basically could not be disassembled.  At least not  
> as readily.

My father took apart one ages ago...the best part was when he finally  
figured out how to get it open.  I heard:

"Ahhhhhh SH*@#$!!"

You need to break apart a couple of external welds (which will have to  
be soldered, which requires a high-wattage iron.)  Probably best to  
open it inside a plastic bag or something, as stuff goes flying.   
Don't attempt unless you have the patience of a saint, but you can get  
in pretty deep to fix things.


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