Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

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Anthony
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Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

Post by Anthony » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:31 pm

How do you free a stuck GEN/CANOPY press-to-test, caution/warning light?
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Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

Post by Pascal » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:55 pm

I haven't had this problem before. But I had it for other switches. Usually I end up replacing them, because once they start misbehaving, creating electrical arcs etc, even if I fix the problem temporarily, it has a tendency to come back.

I feel your pain. Knowing Diamond, that's probably an expensive part to replace.
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Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

Post by RMarkSampson » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:47 pm

Pull off the instrument panel cover and detach the switch. See if you can free up any snags - and use a little LP2 or other non-conductive lubricant. If it does not press nicely in/out then it needs replacing. I had a sticky canopy warning switch a few years ago and ended up replacing the switch.
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Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

Post by krellis » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:59 pm

It's a Cutler-Hammer/Eaton switch P/N 206K11810D0202S. Appears to be available from several sources for around $50 US.

I'm sure you can get it from Diamond for 3-4 times as much if you like ;)
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Re: Pres-to-Test GEN/CANOPY Light STUCK

Post by YCCA » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:26 pm

Just had to replace mine as well. First it fell out then it got stuck in
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