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Old 11-02-2023, 07:11 AM   #1
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Casita inside light switch works sometimes

My Casita light just inside the door started acting up. I have to play with the slide switch to get it to come.
Is this an easy fix to replace the unit?
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Old 11-02-2023, 07:17 AM   #2
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My Casita light just inside the door started acting up. I have to play with the slide switch to get it to come.

Is this an easy fix to replace the unit?


Try turning it on and off a bunch
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Old 11-02-2023, 07:36 AM   #3
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Try turning it on and off a bunch
THANKS!!! That worked!
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My Casita light just inside the door started acting up. I have to play with the slide switch to get it to come.
Is this an easy fix to replace the unit?
Probably caused by oxidized contacts. There is a product named DeoxIt, somewhat pricy, but extremely effective. A little can be sprayed into switches through open cracks and then the switch is repeatedly operated as suggested. I have found the results to be more reliable and longer lasting than just repeatedly operating the switch. It can also be used on umbilical cord contacts or shore power cord contacts.
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Probably caused by oxidized contacts. There is a product named DeoxIt, somewhat pricy, but extremely effective. A little can be sprayed into switches through open cracks and then the switch is repeatedly operated as suggested. I have found the results to be more reliable and longer lasting than just repeatedly operating the switch. It can also be used on umbilical cord contacts or shore power cord contacts.
Thanks! I will try it.
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Old 11-03-2023, 08:32 AM   #6
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Thanks for the tip on Deoxit, in "industry" working on electronics we had several products we referred to as "technician in a can" because so many intermittent switch problems could be resolved with contact cleaner/lubricants.

I've had good luck restoring switches on the Casita with CRC 2-26 which is readily available at Home Depot in miniature cans.
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Had the same problem with the outside light on our Casita.....a quick spray of WD40 and rocking the switch back and forth many times cleared the problem. Good luck.
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Probably caused by oxidized contacts. There is a product named DeoxIt, somewhat pricy, but extremely effective. A little can be sprayed into switches through open cracks and then the switch is repeatedly operated as suggested. I have found the results to be more reliable and longer lasting than just repeatedly operating the switch. It can also be used on umbilical cord contacts or shore power cord contacts.

Fixed a lot of stuff this way. The one I use is called DeoxIt5 No Idea what the 5 stands for.
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Fixed a lot of stuff this way. The one I use is called DeoxIt5 No Idea what the 5 stands for.
I think it indicates a 5% solution of Deoxit in solvent. Good stuff. I have some tiny tubes (with integrated applicator brushes) of Deoxit Red and Deoxit Gold that I have used for several years on flashlight contacts and such. I just ordered a can of the spray because one of the exterior light switches on my Escape is acting up from corrosion & whatnot. Think I might try it on a couple of wall switches in the house, too (although they might simply have worn out).
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