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Signal Cancel sticking

I've a problem with my wife's signal light cancel switch. It seems to stick in and does not "spring" back, on its own. Kind of dangerous because then its stays on cancel and you may not realize this.

Anyone else have this problem before, any tips before I dig in and dismantle the switch gear?

Thanks.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2006, 10:12 am
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My signal switch was sticking for a while. One very short squirt of WD-40 aimed at the front of the switch cured it. I believe the problem was plastic on plastic binding, not in the switch itself.

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I've a problem with my wife's signal light cancel switch. It seems to stick in and does not "spring" back, on its own. Kind of dangerous because then its stays on cancel and you may not realize this.

Anyone else have this problem before, any tips before I dig in and dismantle the switch gear?.
It ain't rocket science! I have had the switches on my K100 apart numerous times just to clean them. Disassembly is pretty obvious. The switches on other models are similarly straightforward from what I have seen.

Just take it apart. It's no big deal!

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Ok thanks, I'll try some silicone spray to prevent the binding.

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Ok thanks, I'll try some silicone spray to prevent the binding.
Silicone oil/grease is a great waterproofing agent, but a really lousy lubricant, so if it doesn't work for you, then try a regular oil.

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I generally take them apart. When new, BMW put small amounts of grease on the moving parts. After a while the grease gets its way around the switch and the contacts. I clean the switches in alcohol or meths spirit, then put back traces of MS4 silicon grease on the moving parts.

You then know you've got nice clean switch contacts and its lubed. Worth the effort to dismantle.

Lightweight lube like WD40 washes out the internal grease and dirt or redistributes both over the contacts.



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The silicone did the trick, works perfect now. I use Wynn's "Slick N Shine" silicone lubricant, very good stuff.

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