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HI Guys, have searched the forums but cannot find an answer :-( I have a problem with the switches, all of them are sticky and most of the time will not work, I know Honda used to use a grease that went hard after a time but don't know if they still use the same greas? Now the question is, what is the best way to clean them, last time I tried the bits went everywhere although with a bit of patience I managed to get it all back together again (minus the damn greas) and it worked fine but I am sure not looking forward to having to do it all over again and especially with all the switches !! Any suggestions or best way to tackle the job without it driving me crazy :-(

Oh, by the way, it's on a 2002 1800



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When I have issues with the switches sticking, I spray Electrical Contact Cleaner into the switch body while activating it multiple times.

I of course will protect the area around, above and below the switch so that the cleaner does not do any damage to the plastic and painted surfaces.

Even though the container says it is plastic safe, I do not trust it 100%.

I have had total success with this method.
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Re: sticky switches

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I use a spray called CRC QD Electronic it works great on switches..........

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redd1 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:47 pm
I use a spray called CRC QD Electronic it works great on switches..........
I use the identical product but it may not be available in the UK so I did not mention it.
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I mudplug

I clean most switch, yes a green grease that hardened and which prevents from working well, I clean with a toothbrush and grease with silicone grease and all are well.

Example= http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/reverseswitch

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This has been happening since the 88 1500 that I know of, maybe before, Don't you think Honda would figure something out by now!!
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I had the same issue with my 1500. Like the other posts, I used Electrical Contact Cleaner spray profusely. I took several applications but finally they all cleared up. Much better than taking them apart and losing all those little doo-dads. And yes, protect the body parts from all the overspray and drooling.

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MikeB wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:59 am
redd1 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:47 pm
I use a spray called CRC QD Electronic it works great on switches..........
I use the identical product but it may not be available in the UK so I did not mention it.
I'd be surprised if it wasn't available in the UK - it's a very well-known product: https://www.amazon.com/CRC-5103-Quick-E ... 617&sr=8-1



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