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Vacuum Light Switch on Dash

PostPost by: jackr » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:19 pm

Anybody know how to remove the switch from the dash? This is for an S4. I'm stumped.

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PostPost by: lotusfan » Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:18 pm

Presumably your problem is that you can't remove the knob from the shaft.

If you look at the pictures at the end of this link you will see a spring loaded pin at the end of the shaft, just push it in with a small screwdriver and the knob will come off.

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PostPost by: jackr » Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:24 pm

Thanks for the reply - but I need to know how to remove the whole assembly so the dash can be re-finished.
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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:00 pm

After taking the knob off, the nut holding it on is deep in the recess. Sometines you can undo it with long pointy nose pliers.

I made a tool from a piece of thin pipe, I cut the end so that there were two points on opposite side of the tube, that fit into the slots in the nut.

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PostPost by: jackr » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:46 pm

OK thanks
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:13 pm

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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:05 pm

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:09 pm

I've been having exactly the same problem and i've just bought these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371229856843? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:49 pm

billwill wrote:


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That looks too short to do the vacuum 'switch'; it has a long shaft to the knob.


No, there is a large hole right through it, you use a spanner/wrench on the tool.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:52 pm

I knew the old box spanners would come in handy,one end flick switches,the other ignition switch...

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10 minutes with a file....

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