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Old 06-04-2017, 11:21 AM   #1
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Removing headlight switch?

My headlight switch is loose and flopping around in it's dash position. Was that way when i bought the bus. The seller told me that the headlights flicker off and on. They replaced the dimmer switch. Am i wrong to think that the switch must mount tightly so as to ground. You can turn and turn either way and it never releases or tightens up.How do i remove it?
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:21 PM   #2
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If it's like mine, there is a button on the housing behind the dash. Took a little while to find it. Push that and the switch plunger comes right out. It took a little bit of coaxing and holding my tongue right.

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Old 06-04-2017, 05:40 PM   #3
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Pretty much every switch that has a pull knob made since the 50s has a release like this on the switch behind the dash. Take all of your jewelry off and feel around for a button that looks something like this.



push it and the knob will come out. Then turn the chrome bezel. Be aware that this will also turn on the lights. I guess I should have told you to unhook the battery. I never do but I have done this a few thousand times.

All you have to do is push the knob back in and it will catch.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:38 PM   #4
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Some are removed this way some not. If no button on the back try pulling out (Giggity), twisting the knob & remove it.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:52 PM   #5
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All i haD TO DO WAS PUSH IN THE BUTTON AND REMOVE THE ROD. sLOTTED SCREW DRIVER TO UNSCREW THE BEZEL.. dan caps sorry.

Put in a new switch and still no headlights. When i pulled out the switch rod to turn on headlights i would get a head light flicker but not now. I guess it is ime o start checking grounds.
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:51 PM   #6
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Did you ever find a solution to your problem? It seems I’m having the same issue in a 93 International
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