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aermotor 08-27-2019 07:25 AM

Light switch
 

Is there a spring between the rotating contacts and the spider? I found a cupped washer between the two that looks like a spring may sit there and see no other purpose for the cupped washer.

John

alexiskai 08-27-2019 08:38 AM

Re: Light switch
 

The sequence should be steering column, spring, spider, retainer clip, light switch body. No spring between the spider and the switch body.

aermotor 08-27-2019 09:23 AM

Re: Light switch
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexiskai (Post 1792478)
The sequence should be steering column, spring, spider, retainer clip, light switch body. No spring between the spider and the switch body.

I am talking about the 3 contact ring in the upper housing, I must have something broke or missing as I believe this is supposed to remain in the upper housing.

John

alexiskai 08-27-2019 09:47 AM

Re: Light switch
 

Oh yeah, that ring is not supposed to separate from the upper light switch body under normal circumstances. I'm not sure how it's assembled, though.

rotorwrench 08-27-2019 02:06 PM

Re: Light switch
 

The attachment of the rotating brass contactor ring and its insulator up in the upper body can be damaged due to improperly made parts. The lower contact plate is sometimes too thick and can lead to this type damage due to too much friction between parts.

A&L likely makes the best reproduction stuff but it all has to match up. Either 4-contact with OEM parts or 3-contact parts all have to match up. I think the 3-contact type is the only one reproduced. The old H type 4 contact would have to be good original stuff with all parts matching up on the design.

rotorwrench 08-27-2019 02:06 PM

Re: Light switch
 

The system is making doubles today for some reason.


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