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Old 11-26-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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Headlight Switch

So, I now have 3 brand new headlight switches and 2 actuators and I cant get either actuator to lock into any of the switches. What the hell am I doing wrong - HELP, PLEASE!


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Old 11-27-2018, 07:16 AM   #2
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Re: Headlight Switch

Sometimes I have had to push the button on the side that releases the knob to get them back in.
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:50 AM   #3
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Re: Headlight Switch

Tried that Jimmy but they just keep coming out.

It has to be something Im doing wrong, it cant be that Ive got 3 faulty switches, but what? Its not like its rocket science here, stick it in and it clicks in place.
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Old 11-27-2018, 02:38 PM   #4
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Re: Headlight Switch

there was a switch change in 64 or later? The rods are different lengths. The early one is longer if i remember right. Maybe somebody else will chime in with some info.
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Old 11-27-2018, 03:13 PM   #5
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Unfortunately ive not got an original to compare with the new.
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:22 PM   #6
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Re: Headlight Switch

Those shafts don't look right. The ones Ive worked with were triangular shaped & had a pointed end with a groove near the end.
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Old 11-27-2018, 05:26 PM   #7
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Re: Headlight Switch

They are triangular with a point and a slot. Tried them again tonight and they will not lock in place no matter what I do. There is still plenty of length to go in so its not like they are too short.

I must be doing something wrong but I cant figure it out!
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:04 PM   #8
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Re: Headlight Switch

I struggle every time both ways.
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Old 11-28-2018, 04:48 AM   #9
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Re: Headlight Switch

Crazy think is the one on my 77 C3 just slipped in and locked in place. I just cant get this to do that.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:02 PM   #10
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Re: Headlight Switch

Did the slider part inside the switch, which receives the shaft (giggity), get pushed down to the "off" position?

I accidentally pushed mine down when trying to reinsert the shaft/knob and couldn't get it to seat or stay put.

I ended up prying the switch housing open and moving the slider thing back up to the "on" position, put back together, held the lock button in, and the shaft dropped right in like it should have.
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:58 PM   #11
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I ended up prying the switch housing open and moving the slider thing back up to the "on" position, put back together, held the lock button in, and the shaft dropped right in like it should have.

That worked a treat. I must have pushed the switch inside each time I tried to install the actuator for the first time. I noticed with the last one the button seemed to go so far then stock but if you pressed a little more it went a bit further. I guess I wasnt pressing it hard enough.
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Awesome! Glad you got it back together. Those switches are frustrating.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:46 PM   #13
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The trick will be getting it right when i put it back in the truck!
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