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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 05, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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I hope this is in the correct forum. Has anyone rebuilt their RS headlight switch? Is this even possible or am I in left field? When I pull the switch for the parking lights only, the switch is old and does not stop at the approximate detent position for parking lights only. Everything else with the switch works just fine. I'd like to keep the original switch if possible, however, I understand I may have to purchase a repop switch if that's what you guys recommend. Thank you for your help. Greg

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 05, 06:58 PM
 
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Re: Light switch

I pulled mine apart and was going to clean it up but the bakolite cracked on the side. So be carful when bending the tabs back. If you need any parts and mine will work for you, I will ship to you at no cost, Just let me know. I hope this helps you out. Just rember there are some little springs and two plates and other small parts!

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old May 3rd, 05, 07:00 PM
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WEll, I would say that if it's the original switch....replace it! These do wear out and contacts will soon follow. These usually catastrophically fail at the most unopertune times.....like DARK! Why wouldn't you want the reliability first. There is absolutely no worth of having the original switch. Besides, newer bulb technology is sucking down more amps and this alone can cause the switch to electrically fail.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old May 5th, 05, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Light switch

Thanks alot for your feedback guys. Sounds like it's time to make a purchase.

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Re: Light switch

I have rebuilt them. You can take them apart if you are careful (don't open it up cold, cold makes the plastic more brittle). You need to just clean the contacts and sliders, and relube with dielectric grease. The rubber slider in the vacuum rail will need rubber lubricant. Just dont loose track of the springs on the slider or the orientation when you take it apart.

I actually took an RS base and mated it to a regular switch to get a good one.

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Re: Light switch

If old wires and switches are drawing down the 'brightness' of your lights, consider the cheap easy 'relay kits' that put full 12v at the headlights direct, not thru the switch. The switch uses low voltage to activate the 12v to the lights, a great idea and easy to use. Read up on it at www.madelectrical.com

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Re: Light switch

Thanks guys, I'll give it a try.

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Re: Light switch

I own a 67 RS/SS...that I'm redoing. Unfortunately I don't have a headlight switch. Is there a specific headlight switch for a 67 RS car or is it a regular headlight switch. I believe the headlight switch is different for the 68-69 cars right?
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67 Camaro has an extra post on the switch to shut the doors when lights are turned off. NPD has new one for around $ 60.00
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does anyone know how to make the headlight switch knob with shaft stay locked in the switch?this is a new switch and shaft..thanks cowboybuddybob
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bob I replied in your other thread. You only need to post it once in a forum here. Welcome to Team Camaro too.

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