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 Posted: 09-06-2005 11:47 pm
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Ron Mau
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I have a new dimmer switch for my dash lights. Does any one know how to remove the knob? I don't want to mess it up during installation.

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 Posted: 09-07-2005 03:25 am
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There's a spring-loaded ball on the side of the shaft and a corresponding hole in the knob.  You have to insert a small punch (1/16" maybe) into the hole and press the ball into the shaft until it clears the knob, then separate the parts.

IIRC, the knobless dimmer shown in the attached photo isn't a JH part but should be very close if not identical.

Attachment: 78495 dimmer.jpg (Downloaded 91 times)

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 Posted: 09-07-2005 04:48 pm
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Where did you get your replacement panel dimmer?  I'm in the market for one myself.  The switch I've got spins around and around, but doesn't seem to properly dim the panel lights.

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 Posted: 09-07-2005 10:08 pm
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Ron Mau
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I found it on Ebay. I don't remember if it was in the US or UK. You just need to keep checking. You could get lucky and find another.

Ron

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 Posted: 10-13-2005 08:51 am
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I use a chap here in the UK called Jason at Rejen Sales. The url is http://www.rejen.info

He specialises in Jensens and I have never had any problems getting anything from him - he will despatch worldwide as well I believe. I bought a dimmer from him last year!

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 Posted: 02-17-2006 03:18 pm
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Jim DeClerck
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If all one wishes to do is to have an undimmed set of instrument panel lights wouldn't connecting together the 2 wires which go to the switch produce a satisfactory result? 

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 Posted: 02-17-2006 04:27 pm
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Yes, that's correct.  Unfortunately, even when one does that, the dash lights are still on the dark side of dim.

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 Posted: 02-17-2006 06:59 pm
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I'll give it a try, with the original switch in place to fill the space.  BTW, would you know if an original type headlight switch can be repaired if the plastic pivots are broken off?

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 Posted: 02-17-2006 07:32 pm
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Haven't tried it myself, but it looks possible.  I'd approach the repair by drilling a hole side to side through the rocker part of the switch, being careful to locate the hole where the side pins had been positioned.  The rocker would then be returned to the switch and held in place with a roll pin, length of brass tubing, nylon rod, nail, or whatever was handy.

 

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 Posted: 02-17-2006 08:22 pm
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I tried to mount the rocker on a new switch of the same size but it was too complicated for my feeble mind. Maybe I should have ground off just enough of the new rocker and epoxied the old over it, hey, I'm going to the garage!

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 Posted: 02-22-2006 06:48 am
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  Turns out the broken rocker switch I had was the Hazard switch.  I tried drilling it out to insert a pivot shaft but the bit caught a spring inside the rocker.  End of experiment, end of rocker switch. 

  For the Panel lights I connected 2 spade terminals to the ends of a short length of wire and pluged the spades into the female terminals on the wires that had been connected to the rheostat Panel light controller.  Works fine and no chance of dimming the not-that-bright panel lights ever again.

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