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Advice needed on plunger door switch

PostPost by: spyzee » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:36 pm

Over the years the little plunger switch in the door jamb that operates the interior light has finally worn a hole in the door frame. I am looking for the best way to repair this. I could just fill the the hole, I could fit a piece of aluminium as a strike plate. Is there a replacement plastic switch type that could be used. I'm not too precious about original equipment so am interested in what others have done?

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:09 pm

Colin

I've fitted a couple of chrome blanking plugs to act as striker plates for the switches...

John :wink:

P.S. can you delete the other post?

P.P.S.

One for the interior light ,one for the "you've left your lights on,idiot"
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:42 pm

I attached small stainless steel plates with self-tapping screws. I must say that John's approach with the metal blanking plugs is quite elegant.
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PostPost by: spyzee » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:54 pm

I have to agree, it is indeed an elegant solution, and I will do something very similar.
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PostPost by: 69S4 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:45 am

Are the +2 switches more aggressive than the 2 seater ones then? Wearing a hole in the door where the switch hits isn't something I've ever had a problem with. A couple of years ago though, when I replaced the door switches, I used some little plastic caps to go over the end of the plungers - mainly to adjust the contact point but the paint on the door is still there.
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