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Old 16 Feb 2004, 07:46 pm
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Default Sticky Pair of Switches - How to Fix?

1986 Prelude Si. Rear defogger/ Hazard warning switches both stick ON. They are push-on, push-off type. I had them replaced once but the new ones were worse, and have gotten even worse. For years I got by, but now I have a 3-year-old car nut who WON'T LEAVE IT ALONE!It's now winter so its not so bad to have the rear defogger stuck on

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Old 17 Feb 2004, 04:54 am
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Goal500k wrote:
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> 1986 Prelude Si. Rear defogger/ Hazard warning switches both stick ON.
> They are push-on, push-off type. I had them replaced once but the new
> ones were worse, and have gotten even worse. For years I got by, but
> now I have a 3-year-old car nut who WON'T LEAVE IT ALONE!It's now
> winter so its not so bad to have the rear defogger stuck on.


Running the rear window defogger all of the time can put a strain on the
alternator as it tries to keep up with the current draw. For this reason,
many newer cars now have 10-15 minute timers on the switch.

I suspect that you could try removing the switches and cleaning them out
with some contact cleaner. I like the LPS contact cleaner but there are
less expensive brands available.

Eric
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Old 17 Feb 2004, 11:19 am
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Default Re: Sticky Pair of Switches - How to Fix?

Goal500k wrote:
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> 1986 Prelude Si. Rear defogger/ Hazard warning switches both stick ON. They are push-on, push-off type. I had them replaced once but the new ones were worse, and have gotten even worse. For years I got by, but now I have a 3-year-old car nut who WON'T LEAVE IT ALONE!It's now winter so its not so bad to have the rear defogger stuck on.


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Plain silicone spray is avaulable at all auto parts shops, or WalMart.
It will not harm plastics or electronics, and it doesn't attract grunge,
like a dino-based lube would.

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Old 17 Feb 2004, 07:03 pm
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Default Re: Sticky Pair of Switches - How to Fix?

The back of the switch breaks and pushes out. Replace the switch assembly.



"Goal500k" <emailnotavailable@nospam.net> wrote in message
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> 1986 Prelude Si. Rear defogger/ Hazard warning switches both stick ON.

They are push-on, push-off type. I had them replaced once but the new ones
were worse, and have gotten even worse. For years I got by, but now I have
a 3-year-old car nut who WON'T LEAVE IT ALONE!It's now winter so its not so
bad to have the rear defogger stuck on
>



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Old 17 Feb 2004, 10:19 pm
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Default Re: Sticky Pair of Switches - How to Fix?

Replace the switch. I have many Honda switches laying around... all work...
you email me a digital picture of it I may be able to find you a switch (you
pay for shipping). I have some Civics and Accords hazard and defrost
switches... may work on preludes too...


"Eric" <say.no@spam.now> wrote in message news:4031F2F7.3136BC31@spam.now...
> Goal500k wrote:
> >
> > 1986 Prelude Si. Rear defogger/ Hazard warning switches both stick ON.
> > They are push-on, push-off type. I had them replaced once but the new
> > ones were worse, and have gotten even worse. For years I got by, but
> > now I have a 3-year-old car nut who WON'T LEAVE IT ALONE!It's now
> > winter so its not so bad to have the rear defogger stuck on.

>
> Running the rear window defogger all of the time can put a strain on the
> alternator as it tries to keep up with the current draw. For this reason,
> many newer cars now have 10-15 minute timers on the switch.
>
> I suspect that you could try removing the switches and cleaning them out
> with some contact cleaner. I like the LPS contact cleaner but there are
> less expensive brands available.
>
> Eric



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