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    Re: cleaning and lubing stalks and light switch

    excellent, i have what i think is a broken one in the car at the moment and going to try and dismantle it
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    Re: cleaning and lubing stalks and light switch

    Whilst you have the grease out, it's worth a small blob on the rear view mirror balljoint.
    Mine was solid and the whole thing came off the other day - easily prevented.

    Good right up!

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    Re: cleaning and lubing stalks and light switch

    I got a tube (not spray can) of silicone grerase from maplins <<this item>>, I also picked up a VW tube of silicone grease from a show autojumble stand last year.
    This is what I used for the lubrication of the switches etc as it says it's suitable for plastic lubrication, I've not come up with anything exactly the same as the yellowish grease that factory switches seem to have on parts of them.
    So far the silicone stuff doesn't seem to have any side effects even though I've used it on the sliding circuit tracks and on the tube it says it's got good insulating properties, I guess you get metal to metal contact for the circuits still but you wouldn't want a conductive grease anyway, that could bridge connections
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    Did my headlight switch the other day and i'm now doing the stalks...
    Do you know if there's any way of making the main beam switch less stiff and operate more smoothly?
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    Would this also work with the hazard warning light on the top of the steering column? mine is really sticky.

    Also, it's such a pain that there is a 5 images per post limit on this new forum. It was never like that before.Is there any chance to use photobucket's "direct link" URLs for pictures and put them in line with the text how? it's a bit fiddly reading text and then having to refer to the bottom of the post for the corresponding picture and trying to find your place back in the text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boost monkey View Post
    Would this also work with the hazard warning light on the top of the steering column? mine is really sticky.
    Yeah, the hazard switch mechanism is exposed on the back of the stalk ring so nice and easy to clean up
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    Right, i've taken apart and lubed up the indicator switch but i'm having problems assembling the main beam switch.

    i didn't pay enough attention when taking it apart and i'm now unable to get the little white rocker doofer back into place...



    it looks like it should sit into the top of the black bit, but it wont (obviously i'd already put the black bit behind the slider)!

    any help would be much appreciated
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    Sorted! definately moves a lot better now
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