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OK, even after all the warnings on this site about taking the switch apart in a plastic bag I managed to lose a spring. I have been searching for over an hour on this site for a source for a replacement spring with no luck. I seem to remember someone posting a source for the springs awhile back. Does anyone know of a source or remember the post?

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P.M. HiYoSilver, he knows a source for springs.
 

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William,
That is a possibility but only if all else fails. If I can't locate a spring, I probably will go with the Radio Shack replacement switch that has been posted here.

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William,
That is a possibility but only if all else fails. If I can't locate a spring, I probably will go with the Radio Shack replacement switch that has been posted here.

Joe in Modesto
Ball point pen spring works.
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When I installed my fog lights, a good friend said to leave them on all the time and you want have to worry about the switch working.
 

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I have torn apart about 30 ball point pens in my house and all the springs are too larger to work. I have always left my fogs on continuously, but I still like to have thing work the way they were intended where ever possible.

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Hey Travlinlite, I checked out that site. Looks like it could work but the site says "Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

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When I installed my fog lights, a good friend said to leave them on all the time and you want have to worry about the switch working.
Just an FYI, it was after I started leaving them on all the time that the switch went south. I just replaced the whole switch, which was easy.
 

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Well crap Joe I could have sworn I had a complete new switch I was just going to give you if you wanted to run over and get it. Of course I cant find the silly thing now. I may have given it to someone else already, and don't remember:shrug:
Do have a some radio shack ones. They are RadioShack Lighted Rocker Switch # 275-731
 

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Found it!

After spending the entire morning and more driving around to various hardware stores and industrial suppliers for a replacement spring, with no luck at all, I gave up and went home. I did a few chores around the house (mowed the lawn, installed a ceiling fan, etc.) and then decided to give another try looking for the lost spring. I took a large magnet and put it in a plastic bag then started moving it across every square inch of my garage. I moved everything around and ran the magnet under everything. After about an hour and a half, I gave up. I pulled up a folding chair next to the wing and sat and pondered my next move. As I sat there with my elbows on my knees and my chin in my hands, staring at the floor I saw the missing spring laying there in plain sight! WTF!. I had been over that very spot many times.

OK, yeah, I know. Next time use a freakin bag!

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glad you found that little bugger.


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