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  1. #1
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    Default Maglite Torch help

    Hey guys,
    I have a five cell maglite with coroded batteries jammed inside.
    I've had the torch 30+ years so aside from the cost of a replacement I'd like to to fix it anyway.

    I was hoping to be able to remove the globe & switch and push the batteries out, but it seems the switch has to come out the far end - where the batteries are.
    My next line of thought is remove the bulb assembly and run a drill bit through the switch to create a hole to put something through so I can push the batteries out.
    Is there a less destructive way to get the batteries out - I've been spraying silicone spray in there all day and banging the end of the torch on a block of wood but that's done nothing.
    Cheers

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    Batteries are shot so drill a hole in them and screw in a fat screw. The apply pull pressure and see what happens.
    Worst case remove the batteries in bits.

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    One issue will be the corrosion will have run its way up the wiring toward the switch, and will keep going eventually destroying the wire.

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    I have done this in the past, unscrew the head ( obvious) remove the rubber switch cover insert Allen key down into the switch block remove the grub screw, remove the end cap with a suitable piece of solid round timber used as
    punch hammer the entire lot out of the barrel 90% the switch block will need to be replaced neutralise any alkaline leakage with lemon juice then baking soda spare parts here
    https://www.sheldonandhammond.com.au/

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    Mine was a 4D cell, same problem but, unfortunately mine was too far gone.

    Found that this was a help as mine was similar.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G8wmQKgOk7U
    Regards,
    Bob

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