Battery Cut-off Switch

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PhilH
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Battery Cut-off Switch

Post by PhilH » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:43 pm

Does the battery cut-off switch eventually go bad. Mine is ocassionally temperamental, but now I have no juice. Can you clean these; spray something on them; or do you just end up replacing them. They seem so simple. My batteries are in new condition.
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Re: Battery Cut-off Switch

Post by krick3tt » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:47 pm

Take it out and clean the contacts. I used carb cleaner. R & R. It is under the vehicle and exposed to everything.
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Re: Battery Cut-off Switch

Post by PhilH » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:55 pm

Well Krick, I tried cleaning the terminals, but with no luck. Then I tried getting inside the switch, but found that was nearly impossible as well. I found an identical replacement at Napa for $10 and that did the trick. Works great. Thanks for the advice though. Always enjoy reading your comments and looking at your "enginuity" on your pinz.
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Re: Battery Cut-off Switch

Post by krick3tt » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Thanks. What was the number of the Napa part?
Others may want to know that as well. I will check it out when I get that number.

If you have a pic of the part that might also be helpful.

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Re: Battery Cut-off Switch

Post by pcolette » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:21 pm

I think this is the one PhilH is referring to: http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Catal ... 0293960637
I saw it recently at my local NAPA store for $8.55. Not a bad price and it's nice to know it works okay.
Rated for 24V and 300 amps. I've got relatively new Hellas in my 2 so haven't tried it.
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Re: Battery Cut-off Switch

Post by PhilH » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:23 pm

Hey Thanks, that is exactly what I put in. The previous owner had already installed a similar configuration, and just by chance on a Sunday I tried Napa. I thought I was going to have to order the Hellas, but as always, Napa comes through. It was nearly impossible to get inside this thing.
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