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Console Switch Fitment

Post by nuclear_jimbo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:08 pm

Hi all,

Is there an accepted way for getting the centre console switches to fit and stay fitted into the panels? I'm currently fighting a losing battle with mine as I push them home and they pop straight back out again, especially the headlight switch. I had a look and I couldn't see anything obviously broken or missing from the switch bodies themselves.

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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:47 pm

if all else fails you could re-shape the loom to encourage to stay down :D


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Post by peter freeman » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:02 pm

A cable tie fitted from the rear - hard to fit though - you might manage it by taking the radio out. Glue seems to be the only other option



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Post by gtcse8 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:59 pm

Replace the outer shell of the switch with New ones that still have unbroken top and bottom lugs?. :wink:

Not near my stock just now, but I can post a Pic of a New one with the side view which shows just how the lugs break and then the switches will never stay in place, :w
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Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:25 pm

Make sure that the loom is free to push back and not bunching. That makes the switches spring out. Otherwise take the panel out and fit cable ties. The loom disconnects completely on two large plugs so that the components don't need to be unplugged at the panel.


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Console Switch Fitment

Post by nuclear_jimbo » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:26 am

Thanks, everyone - I hadn't spotted the multi-plugs but taking the whole job out and assembling it all on the bench seems like the best idea, rather than fiddling about with keyhole surgery.



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