Glovebox light switch

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Glovebox light switch

Post by Chris82 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:01 pm

Hi,

Should there be a spring in the housing of the glovebox light switch. It appears to need to 'pop forward' for earth connect, but I can't believe this is a manual process of pulling the rubber on the switch. Just trying to make this light work!

Thanks.

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Re: Glovebox light switch

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:34 pm

Glove box light switch return spring was , I believe, an optional extra otherwise thats it mate , (shoulda bought a datsun :xd: )
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Re: Glovebox light switch

Post by Chris82 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:06 pm

Cheers. Just mainly curious as to how this should actually work as can bypass the switch so it just turns on with the lights or simply not bother at all all, as I have hardly ever used a glovebox on any car I have had. Just a bug bare that if it's there it should work!

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Re: Glovebox light switch

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:30 am

Ha ha , I know what you mean about things that should work. Maybe the spring is broken and sorta overlapped , cant hurt to see if you can get the switch apart. If you do go for the perminantly on make sure you have a low wattage bulb or led so you dont overheat after a long on-time . Another light source is needed other than the useless interior light, nothing worse than fucking about in the dark trying to find your glycerine spray.....or your condoms :D
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Re: Glovebox light switch

Post by D366Y » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:17 am

Could always take it apart and see if you can bodge another spring in there to solve it...??
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Re: Glovebox light switch

Post by Mc Tool » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:51 pm

And ball point pens can be the source of a good selection of small springs .
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Re: Glovebox light switch

Post by Peter-S » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:35 pm

Chris82 wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:01 pm
Hi,

Should there be a spring in the housing of the glovebox light switch. It appears to need to 'pop forward' for earth connect, but I can't believe this is a manual process of pulling the rubber on the switch. Just trying to make this light work!

Thanks.
I've got one you can have. It's missing the rubber but sounds like you have that. Just pm me your address if you want it.
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Re: Glovebox light switch

Post by Chris82 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:30 am

Thanks Peter I only just read this but ended up winning one on ebay on Tuesday with the light fitting. Wish I had read your post first!

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