Series 1 switch pack removal/refitting

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Series 1 switch pack removal/refitting

Post by 6speedmanual »

I have a a failed horn switch on my Sport.
It is sort of intermittent insofaras I did get one short toot by wiggling it but no more.
I have acquired a replacement 2nd hand swich which makes/breaks ok.
So..... Tips and tricks to remove and refit the switch(es)?????
I have tugged and prised at them in various ways but am reluctant to go at it too much for fear of ending up with a footwell full of shattered plastic! 😂
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Re: Series 1 switch pack removal/refitting

Post by Jaba »

Are you sure that it is the switch as it could be the horn or horns and the earth wiring to them under the front wing. I only know how to remove the switch on a Mk2 BX and it is a fairly easy job but if you have a Mk1 style of dash it looks to be more fiddly. Haynes might be a good bet for you.
Its online here: https://www.mirari.fr/vVqv
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Re: Series 1 switch pack removal/refitting

Post by 6speedmanual »

Yes, highly confident it's the switch. The previous owner said it occasionally worked if you wiggle it.
The only peep I got from it was when manipulating the switch to try to remove it.
It is possible it is a poor connection of the switch terminal blades to the binnacle but need to withdraw the switch to deal with this too.

Handy link to pdf Haynes manual. Thanks!

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Re: Series 1 switch pack removal/refitting

Post by 6speedmanual »

Ah, great. Quite a good photo sequence of Series1 binnacle switch gear disassembly on 13.8 to 13.9.
Will have a go in next round of daylight! 😂