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Recently thought that replacing the bulbs in the instrument panel would give me more light on the gauges at night. Not so much. With headlights on the panel is very dim. And turning the headlight switch goes from very dim to dim to black very fast. Any tips?

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Might be corrosion on the resistor bar they used to control brightness, or dimness in your case, spray a little wd or pb into switch put on a classic cd and keep time by rolling they dimmer back and forth, after the second track you should see improvement and by halfway through it should work like new, high dollar fix is replace the switch. Mine works like new after a good dose of the song remains the same..........................German release

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Might be corrosion on the resistor bar they used to control brightness, or dimness in your case, spray a little wd or pb into switch put on a classic cd and keep time by rolling they dimmer back and forth, after the second track you should see improvement and by halfway through it should work like new, high dollar fix is replace the switch. Mine works like new after a good dose of the song remains the same..........................German release

Can't imagine what inagaddadavida live would do !

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yuuppp! twist the sheit out of it

with some juice like WURTH Contact

Ol Cleaner sprayed into it

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I would be hesitant to use WD-40 to spray into your switch. Over time it collects dust and dirt. Much better to use the Wurth that c.d. recommends although it's not as readibly available and, like all Wurth products it is usually amoung the best but are also a little pricy. Next best, and available at most Auto Parts stores, is something like CRC Lectra-Motive Electric Parts Cleaner. It removes oil and dirt and leaves no residue.

Bob Napier

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I would be hesitant to use WD-40 to spray into your switch. Over time it collects dust and dirt. Much better to use the Wurth that c.d. recommends although it's not as readibly available and, like all Wurth products it is usually amoung the best but are also a little pricy. Next best, and available at most Auto Parts stores, is something like CRC Lectra-Motive Electric Parts Cleaner. It removes oil and dirt and leaves no residue.

Bob Napier

The CRC cleaner works great - but pricey. I'm looking for some Wurth lubricant instead of this lithium spray grease.

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This product when sprayed on electrical contacts and let dry, it inhibits corosion and does not gather dirt. It works well on locks too. I use it on the headlight contacts. I use the Heavy Duty stuff on more harsh environments where I don't want rustin, like chasis bolts (that are not behind the autooiler M10 engine/trans).

Besides, it's made in USA!

http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/other-products/cleaners-and-protectants/mp-metal-protector/

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properly on a 6v system...try lighting a flashlight bulb with one 1.5 volt battery when it's meant to be used with two batteries totalling 3 volts. It just barely glows. Same thing with your car. Get the proper voltage bulbs as well as clean your headlight switch and that will help a lot, although a 6 volt system will never give you lights as bright as 12v.

mike

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jgerock: What you may be looking for is WüRTH HHS-K. It's a spray lubricant that is, IMHO, great. I originally saw it recommended by c.d., so you know it's good.

Google it for a source.

Bob Napier

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