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Thread: R60/5 Front Brake Switch Servicable?

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    R60/5 Front Brake Switch Servicable?

    Front Brake Switch has been inop for awhile - pulled it off last night and it seems to have a short - when I press the spring loaded ball on end that interfaces with brake lever, there is a short - picture shows leads from multi-meter set in sound function mode - all I'm getting is a scratch intermittent beep - already sprayed contact cleaner beneath ball and did my best to scrape contacts where 2 wires reside. The wires, when shorted and outside the switch, activate the brake light as it should.

    Is this switch serviceable or easiest to buy a new one?

    As always, thank you!
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    Ken Tuvman
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    I don't know.

    Maybe the switch could come apart if the metal case (which looks crimped onto the nylon piece at the bottom) were un-crimped. But I don't know what you'd run into inside, or if it could be re-crimped and reassembled.

    real.com shows it as part no. 1 on this page: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=61_0224.

    Perhaps Motorrad Elektrik could also supply a new one.
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    Tried a few things & conclude switch is kaput.

    Thanks!
    Ken Tuvman
    Excelsior, MN
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    If too far gone WD40 or penetrating oil won't get it working again. Of course if you're like me when the new one arrives you'll carefully cut this one open and see what went wrong!
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    Do like Brook did...cut it open so we can all see how they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 20774 View Post
    Do like Brook did...cut it open so we can all see how they work.
    GOOD thought!!!!!!!!

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    I'll do it and also curious to cut my k75 fuel filter to find out what it looks like inside!
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