New OEM Headlight switch

This is a discussion on New OEM Headlight switch within the Commander Lighting, Stereo and Electrical forums, part of the Can-Am Commander Technical Discussion category; Mine is still not working and the dealer can't get the right one sent from BRP. They keep sending the wrong friggin' switch. Low beams ...

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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New OEM Headlight switch

Mine is still not working and the dealer can't get the right one sent from BRP. They keep sending the wrong friggin' switch. Low beams only work.

Does anybody, dealer too, have an OEM switch I can buy ? This is really poor customer service from BRP.

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PS. even an aftermarket one would work.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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Once you get the switch, install a relay behind it. Full high beam amperage runs through the insufficient contacts inside the switch. Each time you engage high beams, an arc occurs, gradually worsening to the point that the burnt contacts don't allow a connection. More cheap cost saving on the part of BRP.

I've cleaned my switch contacts 2x's. One of these days, I'll follow my own advise and install a relay!
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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Quote: Originally Posted by takeanumbr View Post
Once you get the switch, install a relay behind it. Full high beam amperage runs through the insufficient contacts inside the switch. Each time you engage high beams, an arc occurs, gradually worsening to the point that the burnt contacts don't allow a connection. More cheap cost saving on the part of BRP.

I've cleaned my switch contacts 2x's. One of these days, I'll follow my own advise and install a relay!
Thanks. I'm not an electrical whiz, but I'll try cleaning off the switch. I'll ask my dealer man how to do that. I'll burn the SOB up if I do it.
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The correct switch part# is 710001725. I bought a new one, then cleaned my old one up for a spare. You can take it apart and clean the contacts with fine sandpaper(like 400 grit). If the springs fall out on you when you take it apart, the short springs and resistors go under the positive LED terminals(terminals 8 and 10).
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The correct switch part# is 710001725. I bought a new one, then cleaned my old one up for a spare. You can take it apart and clean the contacts with fine sandpaper(like 400 grit). If the springs fall out on you when you take it apart, the short springs and resistors go under the positive LED terminals(terminals 8 and 10).
Ok, thanks. The dealer has sent the same part number to BRP and keep getting 4x4 switches, WTF ? I guess they can't read English, must be sent in French.
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I installed turn signals which came with a Hazard switch In place of the headlight switch so I do have One if you're still interested PM Me
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Seeing how the OEM switches are lasting (my own experience) I'd go aftermarket. Can't cost any more and will last longer.
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Thanks for the offer bonez. I cleaned the rocker switch in the inside where that metal rocker gizmo is and they work fine, so far.
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Good news! Keeping the fingers crossed! lol I sprayed all my electrical connections/bolts and anything metal with Fluid Film and it's worked great. Even had my 2010 E250 done underneath and it works great.
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I forget who told me on here but, the switch had black arcing type of residue on it. Is there anything you can put on it to prevent that ? I only have a NAPA store 20 miles from my house.
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