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my GT dash lights don't glow/come on intermittently when turning the key to start up...jiggling the key quite a bit, while holding the brake and starter button to finesse it to engage. i was almost stranded by not being able to start 'er up.
needs replacing or pulling it out and cleaning?
tia!
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The switches can go bad, and aren't that expensive. Easy to swap out, too. So I'd be replacing it as a first step.
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cool
so there's no fiddly thing to test first...?
i'll order one up...scooter west has them for about $30.
about 11 quid if i order from 'over there'...
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Your symptoms exactly describe a failing switch - so although it *could* be something else, it'd be the first thing I'd swap out.
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I agree to go with the switch first. When you take the switch out, it may be an obvious problem with the switch case coming apart causing the intermittent contact.
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thanks guys!
ordering one, just now.
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