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Old 09-09-2003, 07:58 PM
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80 Trans Am Headlight Switch

Anyone ever removed the headlight switch from a 80 Trans Am? I'm assuming that they are all relatively the same for all 2nd Gen Firebird/TAs.

I tried to take mine out once, but it just didn't seem to be possible. It had a thin plate between the knob and the body that was fastened to the dash (behind the aluminum dash plate/cover) with a couple screws. I think anyway. It was a little while ago. Anyway, it wouldn't come out. Does the knob or something come off. It seemed that the body of the switch was too big to come OUT through the hole, and I couldn't feed it IN through the hole because of the knob and plate.

Anybody ever done it successfully? I don't want to mutilate it either. I don't need to replace it, I'm doing a custom dash project that will require relocating the headlight and wiper switch a little to the left.

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Old 09-09-2003, 09:02 PM
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I think that there is a spring loaded button at the top of the switch assembly (behind the dash) that depresses so that the knob can be released and pulled out the front.

I think. I can check for sure, unless someone else posts and says yea or nea.

-M
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Old 09-10-2003, 10:30 AM
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Thanks. I'd go give it a try, but my car is about 600 miles away right now, and we won't be reunited 'till November. I'm away at school for the Army right now.

Still let me know what you discover though.
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Old 09-10-2003, 12:56 PM
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Yep, Mav79 is right there is a small button on either the top or bottom of the switch, (depends on which way the switch is installed). Push that little button in and pull out the whole shaft knob and all. Keep the shaft because you need to use it in your new switch
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Old 09-10-2003, 03:19 PM
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well, I'll be. So, just find this little button, and that's it eh? Thanks guys. I'll give it a shot when I get back home to DC.
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