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Kestrel 66 light switch

Post  Bill on Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:48 am

Hi I am having trouble in determining if my light switch is faulty I have hooked up a 9v dry cell battery to check the wiring and whilst everything is as per wiring diagram I have power to terminal two (input) I have nothing to any other terminal regardless of switch position.
I am having trouble getting my mind around how the switch works any thoughts would be appreciated.
As the switch does not appear to be seperate to the cover sourcing a replacement may be hard.
Bill
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Post  Bill on Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:29 am

Looks like I need a new switch assy as illustrated if any one has one and is prepared to post to Australia it would be appreciated. I can pay either by paypal or direct deposit to your account.

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Post  piston 197 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:48 am

Standard lucas switch,only 3 position on Kestrel as no battery lighting,available as a pattern part,see ebay,jh
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Re: Kestrel 66 light switch

Post  Bill on Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:57 pm

Thanks for your reply John, I had looked at that option but can't figure out how the switch is attached to the tin ware. When I stripped it before painting the whole thing appeared to be metal and on looking at the underside there does not appear to be the clip as shown shown in the e bay adds that would alloy for its removal, so I was of the opion that it was made as one or glued in some how. I notice there is available the switch (not the same) tinware and ammeter thats used on some models as a unit. May be I need to be more agressive with the paint stripper.
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Post  piston 197 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:00 am

Bill ,yes i guess someone has glued it in then,usually there is a rubber "o" ring and a clip,best way to remove is to unbolt the panel ,remove the knob and switch centre,wrap a small socket in cloth and tap it out with a hammer from underneath so as not to damage it,they are a tight fit and the "o" ring tends to degrade and act like an adhesive,JH
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Post  Bill on Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:27 am

Thanks John did as you sugested, it took a few strong blows but its worked.
Thanks very much you are a fantastic help to us dummies.
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Post  piston 197 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:33 am

You see lots of switches shattered around the edge where a sharp blade has been used to try to pry the switch out.After shattering one this way many years ago i worked out the method of removal as mentioned above,i have never failed to get one out intact since,it takes just a few seconds to pass this info on,and it saves a lot of switches.JH
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