dashlights dimmer switch

Posted by Packard Newbie on 2019/11/12 22:05:27
Can I get some tips on how to remove the dashlights dimmer switch on my '39 Six? The knob pulls off from the outside and one is left with a chrome or stainless bezel or escutcheon, if you will. I tried, but could not get it to budge. Are the two notches on either side of the stem supposed to be used to unthread the thing?? Also, I'm not sure what the deal is with my switch re the wiring. It looks like there are 3 contacts on it, but one of them is at the end of the travel path of the switch and may just act to shut the lights off if it is turned all the way. The other 2 look like proper wire-lead connections, but I only have a wire to one lead. My thinking is that while I have the speedometer out and have reasonable access to the switch, I'd like to remove it, test it and reinstall it, wiring it properly. At his point I can't even seem to get a screwdriver on the contact tabs to loosen them, thus the desire to remove the switch.

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