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Author Topic: Common Headlight Switch Contacts Problem  (Read 2048 times)

Offline redbarron

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Common Headlight Switch Contacts Problem
« on: 06:38:54 PM / 21-Feb-13 »
No high beams. In this video I remove the combo switch. I need assistance with cleaning the contacts. Did it once but no success. Wish I could do this live over skype while someone supervises.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLBS2BGXRmU
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Removal of contact cover for Combo switch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEEoXPsfz_g

Nissan combo switch contacts - Where on the contacts to clean (details please).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foocdPOkyYA
« Last Edit: 07:07:41 PM / 21-Feb-13 by redbarron »

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Offline night_s12

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Re: Common Headlight Switch Contacts Problem
« Reply #1 on: 09:48:59 PM / 21-Feb-13 »
With the cover off move the wand around at every setting. Make sure that each of connections make solid contact.
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Re: Common Headlight Switch Contacts Problem
« Reply #2 on: 01:24:26 PM / 22-Feb-13 »
That black bridge is what moves the contact up and down. Ill see if i still have some pics or a vid from the tutorial i was going to make 2 years ago when i started doing it. but anyway the tips have solder points that contact each other when the black bridgea are raised or dropped by a slanted plastic surface below that moves when the headlight stalk is twisted.

Easy way to see which one needs to be cleaned : Re-connect the harness and genitally push down to see which contact controls the left or right high and low beam. one pair of prongs will be for the low beam and the other is for the high beams. I believe the single prong is just a ground (Been awhile since i last did this).
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Re: Common Headlight Switch Contacts Problem
« Reply #4 on: 11:26:25 AM / 26-Feb-13 »
Awesome I'm going to try this. I swear I have like 3-4 combo switchs that all don't work right. Thanks.

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Re: Common Headlight Switch Contacts Problem
« Reply #5 on: 02:32:03 PM / 26-Feb-13 »
Cool. Let me know if it works for you also. Hope the videos helped.

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Re: Common Headlight Switch Contacts Problem
« Reply #6 on: 10:48:35 AM / 17-Jun-13 »
Anybody have luck putting the clear plastic cover back on the stalk? Stubborn mother fucker

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Re: Common Headlight Switch Contacts Problem
« Reply #7 on: 12:20:29 PM / 17-Jun-13 »
Its a bitch but itll go back on.
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