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#1 Vinay-RS

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 01:55 PM

Hi everyone, 

 

I recently stripped the reverse light switch inside the rod change selector housing, because I am an idiot. I was wondering what the best technique would be to remove it? Would it be a good idea to remove the bottom plate and then use some mole grips to try and turn out the switch? 

 

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 02:09 PM

well it depends on what you plan to do next.

 

i would remove the housing and then work on the bench to fix it.



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 02:22 PM

at the moment, I just want to get it out. I still need to get a new one from a motor spares place. 



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 02:40 PM

Just keep turning it then so all the threads are pulled out and it will just pull out.



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 07:31 PM

The first thing to do is work out what’s stripped.
Brass vs aluminium - both soft - I’m not sure which would win, but I’d suspect brass.



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 07:55 PM

The first thing to do is work out what’s stripped.
Brass vs aluminium - both soft - I’m not sure which would win, but I’d suspect brass.

 

Yes, usually the Housing comes off second best.

 

I think you'd need to get a little brutal to get the old switch out, but just check to be sure, which part is stripped.

 

As a fix if the housing is stripped, you could get a second lock nut to fit up on the inside. It would be a pain to adjust, but it's not something that's done often.






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