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Old 02-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Removal of headlight switch knob

I am fitting a new headlamp switch to the 1941 Super Deluxe and upon looking at the original unit cannot see how to remove the 'knob ' so I can remove the knurled nut and slip the switch out of the dash.

Does the whole knob and shaft come out of the switch housing as a unit?

I thought there may be a small Allen head set screw holding the knob onto the shaft.

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Old 02-28-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Removal of headlight switch knob

John, if your switch is like the one on my 47, there is a slot in the top of it. Stick a small screwdriver in it and turn the screwdriver 1/2 a turn to push the release forward and you should be able to turn the knob 1/2 a turn and pull it out.

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Default Re: Removal of headlight switch knob

Here's a photo of the bottom of the switch that shows the release I mentioned.

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Old 02-28-2014, 10:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Removal of headlight switch knob

Thanks Kevin - your advice was spot on!
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Your welcome John. I just replaced mine so the procedure was still fresh in my mind!

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Old 10-08-2016, 02:29 PM   #6
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Kevin, I want to change my headlight switch. I could not see the slot you refer to from the picture. Thanks for not Moe
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Default Re: Removal of headlight switch knob

The slot is really an oval opening at the base of the L-shaped piece that spans from the top to base of the switch. From the opening, use a small blade screwdriver to compress the metal tab and rotate the keyed shaft for removal.
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Default Re: Removal of headlight switch knob

I just removed the headlight switch on my 51 ford- there is a spring loaded push button on the right hand side of the switch- push this in to remove the knob and shaft.
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I just removed the headlight switch on my 51 ford- there is a spring loaded push button on the right hand side of the switch- push this in to remove the knob and shaft.
Believe it depends on the year.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:01 PM   #10
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These were great instructions. You can feel the spring lock stop when you twist the screwdriver. Thanks guys.
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