Reverse button


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m2102
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Reverse button

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Lately my reverse has been slow to engage. Sometimes when I push button in and light comes on it doesn't always "move". When I click it in and out a few times then it works. Spray some cleaner in it and works first time. Does it need to be taken apart and cleaned/ replaced and how difficult is the job and any small parts to be looking out for. Big fingers don't always cooperate in the small stuff. TIA



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Re: Reverse button

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I do not believe it can be replaced as a separate unit. You would need the entire right side control module. You can take it apart and clean it, but you are correct in small springs can disappear quickly. Till it does not work any more, I would just keep spraying an electric contact cleaner in there and working it. Taking it apart is time consuming and will need to be done again in a few years anyway, LOL.
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Re: Reverse button

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Thanks for the info. Taking it apart is last thing I want to do. I can feel it try and engage and a few quick flips of button and it engages.

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