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Fixing a stuck reverse switch

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First, you have to extract the switch from the housing
First, you have to extract the switch from the housing
Remove the top dust cover
Remove the top dust cover
Now pry loose the switch body by releasing the tabs
Now pry loose the switch body by releasing the tabs
BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOOSE THE SPRING!!  Once seperated you can see the components
BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOOSE THE SPRING!! Once seperated you can see the components
The black portion of the switch remains connected to the harness. Be sure to clean and lube it with silicone grease
The black portion of the switch remains connected to the harness. Be sure to clean and lube it with silicone grease
This shows the two sections of the switch seperated (sorry for the focus problems)
This shows the two sections of the switch seperated (sorry for the focus problems)
Here you can see the contacts with the springs underneath them
Here you can see the contacts with the springs underneath them
This small rod in the bottom of the switch is the secret to how it works, and why it sticks. Clean and lube it with silicone
This small rod in the bottom of the switch is the secret to how it works, and why it sticks. Clean and lube it with silicone
There is a channel in the body of the bottom of the switch that the wire rides in (hard to see here, but trust me, it is there)
There is a channel in the body of the bottom of the switch that the wire rides in (hard to see here, but trust me, it is there)
Also lube the contacts before putting it all back together
Also lube the contacts before putting it all back together
Here I have the springs and contacts all lubed and back in place
Here I have the springs and contacts all lubed and back in place
Carefully snap the two halves back together, without loosing the spring
Carefully snap the two halves back together, without loosing the spring
I also lubricated the slide once I got it back together
I also lubricated the slide once I got it back together
Flasher switch
Flasher switch
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