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Thread: Modified headlight switch 8P chrome into 8L switch

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    Modified headlight switch 8P chrome into 8L switch

    I spotted a switch for sale a while ago which was an A3 switch but had the newer 8P chrome knob modded onto it.

    Can't find the add anymore so I've bought a 8P switch to use and mod.

    Can anyone give me any pointers on how this was originally done? I can't see any obvious way of doing it (yet)

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    Strip it down and swap the knob over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    Strip it down and swap the knob over?
    Think that will be the way.
    Just wondering if alternative before I rip it to bits. Going to look at it one night this week.

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    I think ASH from the 8P forum did a thread or a post about stripping the switches down.
    I'll take a look.
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    I take it back.
    It was AC controls.

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    Looking at the pics of the 8L and 8P light switches.
    It is a case of swapping the knob over.
    I don't know how this is done but it could look ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    I take it back.
    It was AC controls.
    Lol

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    I did a Thread on this ages ago and got nowhere haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    I did a Thread on this ages ago and got nowhere haha.
    If I sort it I will make a how to thread then mate.
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    Sounds like a plan pal.
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