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550 switch plate removal

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by yorkshirelad, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. yorkshirelad

    yorkshirelad Formula Junior

    Jul 1, 2005
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    ian
    Like a lot of 550's the switch plate on mine has fallen to bits... to get it out and replace do you have to remove the dashboard or can it be removed by taking the swtiches out and access via the heat panel hole ??
     
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  3. JimEakin

    JimEakin Formula Junior
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    #2 JimEakin, Oct 23, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
    I replaced my switch plate a couple of years ago. I was lucky to find an aluminum one on eBay that was hand made, including the studs!

    Remove the temperature control box to get access to the back of the switch plate. The box pulls right out and you can disconnect the connectors to it.

    The switches push straight out from behind once you have access. Then you can disconnect the connectors.
    I recall the nuts being hard to get at - not a problem with the broken plate, but a pain to install the upper ones on the new plate.
     
  4. yorkshirelad

    yorkshirelad Formula Junior

    Jul 1, 2005
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    bradford
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    ian
    thanks, just what i hoped for...took the binnacle out a few years ago and dont want to do it again
     
  5. JimEakin

    JimEakin Formula Junior
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    Lots more DIY info in the 456/550/575 section.
     

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