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Old 03-05-2013, 03:03 PM
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Sticking Headlight switch

Hi Does anyone have experience of the headlight high/dip switch sticking? First it was a bit sticky going frim dip to high beam or visa versa but now it is just stuck in dip beam.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:34 PM
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Yes, so got a new left switchgear unit.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:09 PM
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Yeah, take it apart, clean it with alcohol... Then fill it back up with vaseline...

DO NOT use wd-40 or various other stupid products... You only harm stuff...
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:30 AM
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Thanks Tweety ill try that!
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Originally Posted by Highfly View Post
Hi Does anyone have experience of the headlight high/dip switch sticking? First it was a bit sticky going frim dip to high beam or visa versa but now it is just stuck in dip beam.
dip?
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CrankenFine View Post
dip?
He's from the UK. I assume he means low beam. You know when you go low you "dip."

An even better option to vasalene is dielectric grease. It's the actual proper grease for the job, though vasalene will work OK too.
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He's from the UK. I assume he means low beam. You know when you go low you "dip."
You assumed right. it's a bit like us calling chips, crisps LOL

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Originally Posted by GTS View Post
He's from the UK. I assume he means low beam. You know when you go low you "dip."

An even better option to vasalene is dielectric grease. It's the actual proper grease for the job, though vasalene will work OK too.
Well... Since vaseline is actually dielectric, it is in fact dielectric grease...

A chevy is a car, but a car doesn't have to be a chevy...

Most brand name dielectrics are silicone based, and last a little longer than vaseline, but in the end, they tend to pick up the same amount of dirt and other stuff making the time between cleanings about the same...

Plus, if you say dielectric grease to someone, half the time you get a Q&A session about it, vaseline just about everyone knows what it is, and most have at home...
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Good morning,just finnished searching the threads for info on losing my low beam!Had no low beam for about a week now and then lost high beam last night on the way home from work.Put my new bulb in and still no low?Unplugged my eastern beaver relay and put the bulb in the OEM socket and still no low beam! My assumption is the switch it toast,anyone else had this happen?Thanks in advance. Hopey
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Start by swapping the fuse, and measure voltage at various points... Switches do fail, but it's unlikely it will fail in both settings unless there is something else wrong...
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Originally Posted by Tweety View Post
Well... Since vaseline is actually dielectric, it is in fact dielectric grease...

A chevy is a car, but a car doesn't have to be a chevy...

Most brand name dielectrics are silicone based, and last a little longer than vaseline, but in the end, they tend to pick up the same amount of dirt and other stuff making the time between cleanings about the same...

Plus, if you say dielectric grease to someone, half the time you get a Q&A session about it, vaseline just about everyone knows what it is, and most have at home...
+1 As always, anything electric you rule!!! and some other things too
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