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Bugeye light-ignition switch


Obi Wan
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Can anyone tell me how to disassemble and restore my combo switch? I've pressed every button and hidden hole I can see, but no joy.
Thanks, Rut


Jedi Knight
I've done it, but I can't recall exactly how I did it. :( I think there are tabs that need to be unbent. I also remember a tiny little ball and spring. Sorry, I'd have to go find one downstairs and look at it to remember. Rut, I'll do that if nobody else chimes in.


Jedi Knight
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Did you get the knob off? Press in the pin in the side of the knob, and that releases it to pull off.
what else?


Obi Wan
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ive tried pushing the pin on the knob in and the knob won't budge. There's enough friction between the lock and the knob to cause them to turn in unison and I would like to clean it up.
Thanks, Rut


Luke Skywalker
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I've had experience with two. The first I pushed the pin on the side in a slide the knob off without any problem. The second I all but destroyed the switch getting the knob off. The knob was absolutely frozen to the switch. In that case I had to break it into pieces. Didn't have a Dramel at the time. If I had I would have carefully cut it off.


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The knob on my switch wouldn't come off either. My knob is a bit crooked, as if it was forced on at one time. No amount of pulling or levering would move it. The switch can still be disassembled; mine needed a new lock tumbler because the key was missing. The new tumbler (Moss) went in OK, but it is slightly different in length. The only way I can get the key out is to hold the Knob forward while pulling on the key.



Jedi Knight
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Am I the one who said to push the pin in to remove the knob? Yes I think it was, no, I know it was!
I couldn't get the knob off the original switch either......Yes I tried to push the pin in, but no work-o.
I ended up cutting the knob off with a small grinder and buying a new knob!
Scott in CA
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