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 Locker Switch Operation. 
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Joined: Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:30 am
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland.
Post Locker Switch Operation.
Hi Folks. 2 out of the 4 lights for the lockers fail to illuminate when levers are thrown. Have checked the bulb filaments and connections to the holders. All clean and tight. The feed to the lamp "daisy chain" is live. I'm thinking I might have a couple of "iffy" switches down below. Question.... Before taking the pressed metal caps off to check the actual switch that lurks beneath, if I temporarily earth the single wire connection thereto, should that bring the associated lamp on ?? I'm presuming that the switch contacts are normally "open" ?

Any help/confirmation appreciated.

Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:50 am
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Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 7:38 pm
Posts: 1264
Location: Southwest Wisconsin
Post Re: Locker Switch Operation.
Yes, temporarily earthing (grounding) the single wire at each switch should turn on the associated lamp.
Sometimes the switches get a bit gummed up and need a good cleaning.

Good luck!

Paul C.
'73 Swiss 710M
'72 Swiss 710M
'89 Puch 230GE

Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:40 pm
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Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 11:19 am
Posts: 599
Location: Woodside, CA
Post Re: Locker Switch Operation.
And while your at it, put an ohm meter on the switch terminal to ground
with the locker on -- should be a very low reading.

Puller: 710K 2.7L EFI
Follower: Sankey MK 3, 3/4 Tonne
Driver: Ron // KO0Q

Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:12 pm
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