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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-19-2013, 11:54 AM
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I installed a wiring harness that adds relays to the circuit, thereby reducing the amperage that goes through the switch. Fortunately I didn't have a problem prior to adding it. The wiring harness also restores full voltage AT the lights, increasing brightness. This allows you to add advanced lighting systems as well.

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There is a saying....."Fools rush in where angels fear to tread". I have violated it many times and I was pretty nervous about popping the cover to the headlight switch, but I do like to drive at night, so........Guess what? The problem was just a bit of carbon crud built up on the contacts. Scraped it off, reassembled, and Bingo !

Would have never had the guts to open it up without your great pix. Thanks !

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MSA sells both headlight and parking light harnesses with the relays. Just to throw that in there.

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So I guess my question is, when I the board off the section where the spring is, is there supposed to be a spring / hat in each hole? It seems like it should be that way, however I only have a spring in the passenger side lever/hole.

Should there be two? Am I missing one?

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Look at the 2nd and 3rd pictures in the Original Post.
Is your spring in the left position in that pic and do you have a rounded plastic pin in the right side? It looks like you have the pin in your pic.
If that be the case, I would say the spring is to give a "snap feel" as the contact bar is pivoted by the cam of the selector shaft; then the pin would just be a rocker for the bar on the right.
I've never had one apart, and you can wait for someone who has if you want to be sure.

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Wiper switch refresh

Has anyone successfully taken apart the wiper portion of the switch and redone it?

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Formerly my Dad's car aquired new
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Know this is old thread, followed example and fixed all my running lights, and dashboard lights with this great easy fix. thanks to the poster

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Just a note: when OP says bend the tabs back carefully, lift on the "open" end of the tab while holding pressure with a flat tool at the "base" of the tab so you gently lift the tab to vertical and do not bend the base of the tab back past vertical with the switch case.

Bending the base seems to be one way to stretch the metal at that point and the tab can break off.
It may take more than one time over-bending the tab base like this but why take a chance even when bending it once.

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Has anyone successfully taken apart the wiper portion of the switch and redone it?
it is the same as the headlight switch
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