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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old March 19th, 2017, 00:20 Thread Starter
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Headlight Switch Assembly Loose/Broken

I can still turn the knob and turn on my lights, whether they be the running lights or the headlights. I can also still rotate the dimmer switch to change the brightness of the gauges. But the knob (or the whole internal assembly, rather) is very loose and I can't push in the knob to keep the headlights popped up, which I like to do sometimes.

Any quick fix? How exactly do I even get to the internals without ripping apart my pristine dash?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old March 19th, 2017, 09:11
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Are you sure that it is the switch that is broken, and not the knob?

The instrument cowl is not hard to take apart. There are three screws that go up into the sun visor, that let you pull the top cover off, and then there are maybe a half dozen screws that release the inside trim. Make sure that you find them all, and don't apply too much force. Most of the screws go into plastic, and you should assume that all of the plastic is brittle. Once the trim is loose, you can disconnect the electrical connectors and remove it with the switches.
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It's like the whole internal mechanism is loose. When I wiggle the knob it has some weight behind it and it jiggles the dimmer switch as well. I can't push the knob in because it moves the whole assembly in.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old March 21st, 2017, 09:59
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Sounds like the mounting nut is loose. Assuming that is not the case, I suppose that you will need to take the switch out to look at it.
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