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Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by ron » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:29 am

Need one of the above. Must have round sockets to take round pins.

TIA.
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by bpoliakoff » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:32 pm

Ron, I believe they are still available new
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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by ron » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:26 am

bpoliakoff wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Ron, I believe they are still available new
Tried that. Problem is the part # is the same for all years and you get the later version with the flat sockets.
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
'85 M #228
'87 M #367
'88 High line.
'80 735i

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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by Spen » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:11 pm

Is yours just needing the fix? I fixed mine using the write-up. Thanks to the writer! .

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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by olympia57 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:32 am

This switch is actually for my car . Ron had came to the rescue sending me a couple of switches over but unfortunatley they were of the later rectangular shape . Interestingly in the link below it states that that part number fits cars to '89 .
On my series one it has a circular button with a multitude of round pin connections ,complete with resistor , on the back.
Item 9
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/en/showparts ... Id=61_0705

I have found several write ups on the rectification of this seemingly common problem all of which seem straight forward .
I would rather have a spare switch at hand though as my switch , unlike the ones shown in the how to's , has six retaining tabs around the circumference of the switch body making it very difficult to "unlatch " them all at once to gain access into the innards.
If any of the tabs break and it prevents the two halves locking together it disconnects the turn signal circuits . The position of the button whilst in retention is quite precise to connect all the terminals internally .
It currently has a suitable tooth pick wedged in at the correct depth to maintain all the circuits connected ( work !) ...... :roll:
So if anyone has an operational switch It would solve my problem.
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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by olympia57 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:15 pm

Well after some lengthy searching I've found one supplier in CT USA and some squiggly place in Japan . :shock: And that's it .
It seems part number 61311359948 also fits ( 61311361825 shown in OEM ) so am awaiting reply from CT .
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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by Ralph in Socal » Fri May 03, 2019 5:09 am

Let me know if you’re still searching. I have a few. Thanks

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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by olympia57 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:48 am

Ralph in Socal wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:09 am
Let me know if you’re still searching. I have a few. Thanks

Ralph
Thanks Ralph .
The two suppliers I located in USA would not supply to Ireland stating it was to do with EU privacy rules ....?
I eventually found that my local MD could get me the first part number ,9948, for the princely sum of €30 so I took the gamble on the 630 model part number being compatible with the wiring on my 635. The part has arrived from Germany and I hope to collect it tomorrow from them.
Ron also came to the rescue in finding a batch of them in his (better than main dealer) parts store after I gave him a better and more accurate description of the part .
So it seems the issue is solved.
Once I fit the replacement I'll find a way to dismantle the original and retension the spring tabs that cause the problem.
Thank you all for your help , again .
Don
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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by olympia57 » Wed May 08, 2019 8:00 am

A post script to this .

As I said I ordered switch 61311359948 which was /is for the 630 model according to real OEM from my local main dealer at price of €30 .
It is the correct one for my series one although not the one listed for my '81 635 .
Slightly different decal on front but the facia has the correct grain and colour .
All in all a reasonable price for it.
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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by olympia57 » Fri May 10, 2019 2:38 am

Ah ha... :oops:
No good , correct switch but for lhd dash .
The surround is reverse shape for my rhd car and does not fit the aperture.
I attempted to dismantle the switch but the two halves are held together by six moulded tapered wedges which are impossible to overcome without damaging the body .
Ho hum....... :(
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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by ron » Fri May 10, 2019 11:23 am

Correct part in mail Monday!!
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
'85 M #228
'87 M #367
'88 High line.
'80 735i

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Re: Pre '82 Hazard switch.

Post by olympia57 » Fri May 10, 2019 5:00 pm

Thanks Ron , I'll call you later .
Don
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