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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
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Posted - 16 Feb 2008 :  16:30:10 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Been playing in the Troll and found my dash rheostat switch wasn't working. I checked the other rheostat switches on the navigator's side and they were fine. I had a spare one in the garage and it wasn't working either. Then I remembered a tip given to me by AlexW and stood them in vinegar for ten minutes. I was using Aspall's Organic Cider Vinegar but I guess others will be the same.
Took them out and dried them and they work fine.

Edited by - Woody on 16 Feb 2008 16:37:42

freewheeler
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
599 Posts

Posted - 16 Feb 2008 :  19:17:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I will remember that one.

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Mr Burrrrrrrrrrt
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United Kingdom
339 Posts

Posted - 18 Feb 2008 :  17:04:41 Show Profile Visit Mr Burrrrrrrrrrt's Homepage Reply with Quote
Switch cleaner would probably work just as well, if it's dirt that the problem. My top tip would be to bypass it totally though.
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john wyatt
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 18 Feb 2008 :  20:29:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Following up Mr Burts point why bother with one, I was wondering also why a lot of old cars have a separate switch for the dash lights from the exterior lights? surely you always want the dash lights on when you have your exterior lights on and power consumption is negligible, similarly I cannot recall ever thinking the dash lights on the V4 were too bright and needing turned down.
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john wyatt
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United Kingdom
1030 Posts

Posted - 18 Feb 2008 :  20:30:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
however, meant to say great tip
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