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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Detectorist, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    Tried pushing the headlight switch in to turn off my headlights last night and nothing. It appears the main body broke through the plastic dashboard and is now behind the dashboard so there is nothing to push the plunger against.

    Had to disconnect the car battery to get it to turn off and not run down the battery. Today I'll find the fuse.

    I have no idea how to fix it.
     
  2. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I hope you can get figured out how to fix it my friend:angel:
     

  3. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    My light switch broke loose several years ago. I used epoxy glue to re-install it and it's been holding so far. YMMV. tom.
     
  5. LoadToadBoss

    LoadToadBoss IYAAYWOT

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    Sounds like it's time for a new car.
     
  6. captainstormy

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    I've not had that happen to me before, but the blinker/light controls of every newer car I've had get flimsier and flimsier so I'm sure it will at some point.

    It may or may not be expensive to get it fixed properly, Id atleast check on anpart price and see if I could figure out how to get in there.
     
  7. Dave.1

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    Can you disconnect the switch from the wires then put it in front of the dash and reconnect the wires? That way you could turn the lights off and on without using glue or anything.

    If you can do a temporary fix 'till you can see how it should be repaired you won't gum things up in case it requires a pro to fix it. They usually charge more to undo your glue than to replace the part.

    Good Luck

    Dave
     
  8. Detectorist

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    I may be in luck. Looks like i won't have to pull the whole dashboard out. Just the bezel around the steering column. That's a project for tomorrow.
     
  9. The Machinist

    The Machinist Please! Please! No more!

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    Next time, don't buy American. :whistling:

    Actually, I just replaced my Toyota Tacoma with an F150, so do as I say, not as I do! :tongueout:
     
  10. Detectorist

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    :rofl:
     
  11. Paul53

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    The obvious assumption is your car is about 3 days out of warranty. Haven't figured out how they design parts to start breaking right then, but I've no doubt they do. Hope you find an easy inexpensive fix, or an easy to reach fuse at least.
     
  12. knightkrawler00

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    Funny thing is, when I wrenched for Cadillac, people would buy a new Escalade instead of replace the tires! It happened with surprising frequency that I would notice the tread depth was low on a service, let the service writer know, then have the writer come back and tell me that the customer bough a new car and start doing the used car inspection. Those 22" and 24" tires aren't cheap, but I guess as long as the monthly is cheaper... :dunno: