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Old 07-10-2008, 11:37 AM
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Question Interest in article on headlight switch???

Hi guys!

I was working under my dash and considering collecting information for an article on the headlight switch as people have written in questions a number of times in the past.
Here is what I would possibly include:

a) how to remove it (incl that tricky spring)

b) photos

c) wiring info - who goes to what

d) how to by pass the rheostat when it breaks (and it will) so your instrument lights still work (easy to do)

Lemme know if you are interested...

John
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:08 PM
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That would be a big help to many I'm sure. Great idea!!!!!
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Technical, hands on information with pictures, always a big help and worth-while to pull together.

I'd be glad to contribute photos that I think will help. PM me an email and I'll send some shortly. I can scan the diagrams from Osborns manuals, someone else would have to advise if we can post from his book, maybe all we need to do is acknowledge the source of the scans. If someone else answer this, I'll provide the images from scanning.
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someone else would have to advise if we can post from his book, maybe all we need to do is acknowledge the source of the scans. If someone else answer this, I'll provide the images from scanning.
Hi Ken, we're involved in publishing here in New Zealand, I'm not sure on copyright laws in the US but I imagine it'd be much the same, or more robust. Posting articles/images on the Internet is deemed to be publishing, and if that material is taken from a book that's copyright then the individual/organisation that published the material is deemed to be in breach of copyright.
Having said that, often (as you suggest) a simple email to the book's publisher requesting permission to post the scanned images is all that's required. We don't usually object unless it's a competing media.
I wouldn't condone the 'publish and be ****ed' approach, but should somebody post copyright material on this site the worst thing that's likely to happen is an email or a letter asking that the matereial be removed. It's unlikely it would go further due to the cost of taking such a case to court.
Case in point: I read an interesting item on the Autoblog part of this site. The article was originally published by a newspaper in Kentucky. I weighed up the odds of this paper ever seeing its article reproduced in a New Zealand magazine, but decided to do the right thing anyway. I emailed the paper's editor, she responded immediately, gave us permisison and just asked for a credit in the byline and a copy to be mailed to her. Quick, easy, and everyone's happy.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:22 PM
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hi again,

OK... in response to overwhelming demand (Jon , Frank, Ken), I wrote it up. Would you be willing to read over it and see if it needs improvement?? It's at

http://users.wpi.edu/~goulet/TBird/H...%20Repairs.htm

When I get some feedback, I will make a final version and put it in the Tecnical Resources Library.

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Lemme know if you are interested...

John
I am. Since I removed my lightswitch, during my "looking for fuses & get the stop light working" days, I have not been able to actually get the switch knob hook up correctly. Trying to hold, not hold, turn & hold, turn & not hold the releasing button in the back, the knob sometimes seems to stay in place while pulling it out for light, but more often, come loose, so I have to push and pull, to get it grip on whatīs in there. I can live with it, but itīs anoying.
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Let's see.... some lithium grease on the shaft might not hurt things...

To remove the shaft, I found the order of events mattered. Specifically I had to push the shaft all the way in, then push the silver button down, then pull the shaft out. No rotating needed.

Not sure if I addressed your problem though...
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I sure hope you guys realize this site is a gold mine of information. There is so much experience here and a willingness to share that's it's unreal in this day and age.
I get educated every time I visit the site.
Please keep up the good work.
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I echo your remarks. The espirit de corp here is remarkable in this day and age. Thank you all from another who appreciates your sharing.

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