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Replacement top switch.
#1
Put in a new convertible top switch. Sick of the new garbage reproduction. Even the zip ties didn't help keep the switch working. Crap contacts and mechanism.

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Used this one:

http://www.convertibleparts.com/unvrswi.html

Works great but the threaded shaft is a tiny bit smaller than the factory one. I had to superglue the nut that came with it to the end of the factory bezel nut. That worked and it's secure as you can see.

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Sorry didn't take pics of the modified factory nut, I'm not taking it apart againSmileSmile


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#2
No wonder it doesn't work very well.

Melted contact plastic, there's a spring inside the black plastic piece, its almost through the black pin.

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Bent contact rocker, cheap metal.

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The whole switch is a piss poor design really. Might work ok with harder inner materials but these things should not be sold they shouldn't have copied it!

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(09-11-2017, 11:28 PM)gpierce Wrote: No wonder it doesn't work very well.

Melted contact plastic, there's a spring inside the black plastic piece, its almost through the black pin.

[Image: 9bc11d4e853473f0b184d31b07d9c9dc.jpg]

Bent contact rocker, cheap metal.

[Image: b500d8325d94a7dd92fb53a304ad951c.jpg]

The whole switch is a piss poor design really. Might work ok with harder inner materials but these things should not be sold they shouldn't have copied it!

[Image: 51e7682773220bc51d440480de178e9e.jpg]





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I think that the one I got is also dying already - bought a brand new switch so I wouldn't have to mess around with replacing it later.......
Is there an easy way to change the switch out? I put the new switch in while replacing the entire dash, so I am not sure which is the easiest way.... or isn't there an easiest way?
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#4
Lower steering column and take facia off gauges. You can then reach in to replace it.

That switch I posted was a new one and probably used 2 dozen times.


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(09-14-2017, 01:05 AM)gpierce Wrote: Lower steering column and take facia off gauges. You can then reach in to replace it.

That switch I posted was a new one and probably used 2 dozen times.


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Yep - I would say that is about the same amount. Thanks for the install info.
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