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Old 08-19-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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Headlight Switch question

Im starting to have some gremlins electronic wise, about 2 years ago my headlight switch got rough to turn. I removed it and used some LPS contact cleaner and then Tuner Lubricant (Yes TV Tuner Lubricant......I still had some) and it worked OK...started having some issues when I turn on the headlights strange things happen from time to time.....and the switch still does not feel right to me. I see a lot of used switches on eBay for 30 bucks or so...new one is $180....money is tight right now....opinions.....best sources ??

Also are all 986 switches the same ??

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Old 08-19-2015, 03:12 PM   #2
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I would feel good about buying used, but only from Woody or qualityporscheparts. Clean the new-used switch with contact cleaner and it should last a while. If you really want it to last, add a relay so that the full current isn't flowing through the switch. Relays are much, much cheaper to replace.

Take the power out wire from the switch, cut it, then use it to power the relay. If you decide to go this route, I'll mspaint you a diagram.

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