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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:03 pm

can anyone help me.....
I have a new +2....
the dash turn and push knob for the wash wipe and the pull knob for the headlights both have broken tops
the switches work fine....
can anyone tell me if the generic caps that lucas supply are just a direct swap....
I know the wash wipe button is just a std hex fitting but I cant get the button section off the headlight pull switch to see how that is connected (could anyone tell me how the headlight pull knob is fitted???)

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G
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:42 pm

There's a little hole on the side,push something in to release spring loaded nipple...

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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:04 pm

John
thats spot on...
I actualy knew this for the wash wipe (but needed it confirming...:-) )
but is it the same for the headlight switch?
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:53 pm

G,
I assume you're talking early +2 here?
The headlight switch knob is removed in the same way as the wiper switch.
These knobs and wiper switch were fitted to various Anglia's and Mk1 Cortina's but are not very common in black. Two speed wiper switches are also less common and finding one with a working washer pump is hard.
I fitted a micro switch behind the wiper switch to operate electric washers.
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PostPost by: Junks » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:24 pm

I can check the condition of mine Gareth as I'm not using the knobs mate - drop me a line if you need them
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:16 pm

Triumph Herald and Spifire knobs will also fit and are black.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:23 pm

have just ordered two....?3.50 ea....bargain
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