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Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Tue, 1 Mar 2016 14:18:30 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Turn Signal Switch repair., SwedeFreak, Tue, 1 Mar 2016 03:58:02
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I've never had the springs break on either of our cars, but I can see that being possible!

Normally these fail because the track gets rounded off. Solution is to disassemble, dremel the track shape, and reassemble. I prefer to use short (about 3/8" or 1/2" max) 2-56 flat head machine screws to reassemble rather than glue so I can easily revisit it if it gets worn again. The trick is when you drill out the "rivets", you need to only drill enough to release the plastic. Once the plastic is off, you can dremel the remnants flush to the case, mark and drill a 2-56 tap hole. Countersink the plastic cover. The 2-56 screws are such a fine pitch that they easily self tap the aluminum. No need to pre-tap the holes. Be very gentle with the plastic as it is brittle and too much force will cause it to crack around the holes. The end product can look like they built it that way from the factory if one is careful.

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