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Courtesy light switches

The stem on these new switches are too long... You can see the length compared to the original in the pic below. The door bottoms the switch out on the stem before shutting all the way. Dumb question, but I'm going to ask anyway. Are you suppose to force the door close and crush the collar to size? I have to ask because at this point I'm not seeing any different switch options. These are aftermarket doors, so I guess they could be wrong(yet the original switch works).



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Re: Courtesy light switches

The switch is self adjusting. The new one shown on the right will collapse (the sleeve will slide in) to the proper length the 1st time you shut the door.

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Re: Courtesy light switches

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The switch is self adjusting. The new one shown on the right will collapse (the sleeve will slide in) to the proper length the 1st time you shut the door.
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Re: Courtesy light switches

Yes they are self adjusting. If you look at the overall length of the middle switch of yours and the one on the right, they are both the same length and you can see on the used one that has adjusted itself, there is some barrel showing below the threads of the nut.

Here's a picture I had of the door jamb switch:



Normally too, the pin switch with the dual 0.205" flat terminals is used in the driver's door with one terminal for the dome light circuit and the other for the key buzzer while the passenger side used only one connection just for the dome light circuit.

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