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Have a Streetwize compressor cum invertor cum light. I keep it in the French house for topping up the tyres if necessary.
I fully charged it this week in anticipation of returning home next weekend and checked the tyres. They (the tyres) were all ok except for the front right which was 5psi under. So I connected the Streetwize only to find the switch for the compressor is faulty. It’s just loose and nothing turns on (or off) using it.
Os I though I’d access the switch and see if it had just moved or whatever. Trouble is, I can’t find anyway to access the switch. The yellow fascia looks like it will prise up but trying all round the perimeter with a fine screw driver, nothing budges. There are no obvious screws other than those that attach the handle.
I’ve attached a photo and arrowed the faulty switch.
Any suggestions?
I have a Van Haus portable compressor so can inflate the tyre but would like to have the Streetwize fully operative.
Thanks.
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From the photo it appears that the yellow switch surround prises forward.
Yes, that was my thinking too. But, unless I’m not being forceful enough, prying with a fine screwdriver isn’t working. I even felt the yellow film in case there were hidden screws underneath but nothing.
 
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The switch will be secured by barbs, so that it is pushed into place and cannot then fall out. To release the switch you really need to get inside the casing. However, as you are going to replace the switch it should be possible force the switch out 'carefully'. This will ruin the barbs but as you will not be re-using it then not a problem.
If you can disconnect the power, you could even drill a series of holes into the switch and collapse it that way.

Geoff
 

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Have you removed the handle to check if there are any screws under it?

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Have you removed the handle to check if there are any screws under it?
No not yet. Whatever screws are under the handle are deep within the handle and probing with a fine flat bladed screwdriver, doesn’t indicate the type of screw i.e. Philips, pozi, flat, star or allen key. Have tried shining a light into the hole but can’t see enough. Flummoxed!
The switch will be secured by barbs, so that it is pushed into place and cannot then fall out. To release the switch you really need to get inside the casing. However, as you are going to replace the switch it should be possible force the switch out 'carefully'. This will ruin the barbs but as you will not be re-using it then not a problem.
If you can disconnect the power, you could even drill a series of holes into the switch and collapse it that way.

Geoff
Not clear to me how, if I damage barbs getting switch out, how new switch will be fitted without damaging the barbs.🤔
 

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No not yet. Whatever screws are under the handle are deep within the handle and probing with a fine flat bladed screwdriver, doesn’t indicate the type of screw i.e. Philips, pozi, flat, star or allen key. Have tried shining a light into the hole but can’t see enough. Flummoxed!

Not clear to me how, if I damage barbs getting switch out, how new switch will be fitted without damaging the barbs.🤔
The barbs (if that's what retains the switch) will be one-way, ie they are shaped like a letter V on it's side and it compresses when you push it in with it springing open once inside the case hence the reason they break when trying to pull them out, you bend the barb back the wrong way.

It may be lugs on the top and bottom or both sides where you can get a fine bladed knife (two off) in to compress the lugs thereby allowing removal.
 

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If you don't have an extra long screwdriver but do have a multi-bit ratchet screwdriver a set of these might be long enough to reach the screw head. I've got a set and they're OKish but at that price it's close to throwaway money!

 
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Thanks to all for offering help and advice. As I posted earlier (on another thread) I’m none the wiser but better informed!🙃

Will look at the helpfully provided videos.

thanks again all.

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Looks a right ball ache desoldering 6mm spades with that little soldering iron tip😏 wonder how long it took him 😊
 

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