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How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« on: 13 August 2019, 13:40:13 »

I was wandering if anyone, can point me in the right direction, for removing and cleaning the switch on the Omega AR25autobox? I am sure there used to be one in maintenance on the old site? The one in maintenance explains reffiting it only.

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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #2 on: 13 August 2019, 14:13:32 »

I have seen that one, it gives a link to the original thread on the old site https://oldsite.omegaowners.com//forum/YaBB.pl?num=1231586488/1. I must be getting old, but I thought there was one, that showed removal and cleaning.  The one in maintenance, doesn't show how to remove and clean. Got Haynes, but it says remove exhaust and other stuff.

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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #3 on: 14 August 2019, 10:08:23 »

I have seen that one, it gives a link to the original thread on the old site https://oldsite.omegaowners.com//forum/YaBB.pl?num=1231586488/1. I must be getting old, but I thought there was one, that showed removal and cleaning.  The one in maintenance, doesn't show how to remove and clean. Got Haynes, but it says remove exhaust and other stuff.

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Any use?
https://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?topic=90673.msg1155646#msg1155646
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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #4 on: 14 August 2019, 15:12:46 »

Thank you for the link. I have that link.  I was looking how to actually remove the switch off the box, without dismantling half the parts as the Haynes tells you. I thought there used to be the one now and another how2 on the old omega site.

Also do I have to worry where the contact arm is positioned, when finished cleaning and reassembling the switch. Or is the contact arm moved to the correct position, when the lever is set to Park and the link is setup, and the two lines are inline?

I read that to remove switch, use Neutral Position, then When refitting switch set the Park Link first, by undoing adjuster bolt on the link rod. Make sure gear stick is in Park, then push the lever on switch against its stop, and tighten adjuster link rod bolt.

Does this sound correct? If not could you tell me what I have missed.

Thank you in advance for any help.
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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #5 on: 14 August 2019, 15:15:13 »

I have taken two or three off in the past, but cannot remember that there was any great difficulty. I do not remember removing the exhaust. :y
Best way, get it up on stands and investigate. :y
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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #6 on: 14 August 2019, 15:26:58 »

I did mine in about 45minutes, from driving to driving.
There's no need to remove the exhaust but clean the outside of the box before you open it :y  I used a can of switch cleaner from Maplins; something similar won't be difficult to find.


I found a guide somewhere that suggested the use of alignment pins to refit the box, and that's what I did rather than use a multi-meter.
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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #7 on: 14 August 2019, 15:31:40 »

I used a can of switch cleaner from Maplins; something similar won't be difficult to find.

I've had a can of this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Servisol-701-100UK-Super-10/dp/B000KEB6WW - lurking in the cupboard for .. years (Maplin again, probably!). Since Maplin folded and came back to life, they no longer sell useful stuff like that (surprise!) ;D

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD40-Drying-Contact-Cleaner-250ml/dp/B00KPUBO2S/ is cheaper
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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #8 on: 14 August 2019, 15:47:22 »

Got my contact cleaner from my local motor factor. 500ml for 8 quid.  :y
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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #9 on: 14 August 2019, 17:06:41 »

Thanks all for the replies. Glad I don't have to remove exhaust. Got some switch cleaner in my shed, just got to find it.  ;D

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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #10 on: 14 August 2019, 18:39:50 »

Hope cleaning helps. Mine was so worn inside (metal leads were broken inside) that I had to buy a new one.
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Re: How to remove and clean Gear Selector Switch
« Reply #11 on: 14 August 2019, 19:05:12 »

Hi polilara I have a spare good one, but want to remove the one on car, hopefully clean it for a spare. I hope the one on car isn't like yours, but not worried if it is.

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