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Terence McCann
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I've had many, many switches replaced under the lifetime warranty. I just stop by Streamlight Inc. in Eagleville, Pa and they just pop in a new one. They also always put in a new lens too.

UPS it to them, with a note about the problem, and They'll take care of it.

Streamlight Inc.

30 Eagleville Road

Eagleville, Pa. 19403

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Paul, with the Mag Light you may need to replace the rubber cap that provides a water seal over the switch. Try removing the rubber cap and see if your switch works better. I have 3 Mag Light flash lights and I have discovered that the rubber cover doesn't pop back sometimes as they age. Now when I have a switch that sticks I pop on a new rubber cap, never have replaced a switch.

Robert E Lee

GENERAL Home Inspections, Inc

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I have three ultra stingers--and even a tiny Strion--and they are waaayy more dependable than Mag-Lites. I've sent a couple of lights back to Streamlight and they're quick to effect repairs. When I don't have time to wait, though, there's a local police-force/firefighter/EMT supply store that actually carries replacement switches, lenses, batteries, and all the rest. The instructions are clear and concise, and repairs are easily made. I used to send flashlights back to Mag-Lite, and they'd shoot back rude letters stating there was nothing wrong with "the module"--or the switch--but I'd give it a poke and it still would stick. Grrrr.

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Never tried to fix it myself.

I actually picked up my 12 year old Mag Light from a local authorized repair center today. I dropped it off on Thursday and picked it up when they opened today. They would have done it while I waited but the repair tech was out that day. They installed a new switch and replaced the lens. The only cost was the purchase of a backup bulb because I had already used the one in the foam pad under the spring. I keep two lights with me and have been using the same lights for many years. Only had to to buy one new set of batteries for each light since I owned them. They have had the switches replaced a couple of times on each light. Best tool investment I ever made.

You may be lucky and find a local repair center and if you are even luckier they may fix it while you wait.

I have been very satisfied with their warranty service. I guess they hope you lose them before they need repair.

Now I jinxed myself and I will lose one this week!

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Originally posted by homnspector

I pulled the rubber cap off my maglight and sprayed a bit of wd-40 into the hole in the center of the switch. it worked great.

I have found that the switches for the stingers are cheaper than sending them in for repair and fairly easy to replace.

WD-40 is the best thing since corn bread, black eyed peas and ham hocks.[^] Thanks for the reminder. I think I am through hitting the floor with my mag light to get it to come on.

Paul B.

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Originally posted by paul burrell

WD-40 is the best thing since corn bread, black eyed peas and ham hocks.[^] Thanks for the reminder. I think I am through hitting the floor with my mag light to get it to come on.

Paul B.

Try squirting a little behind each ear before a hot date.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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Originally posted by Scottpat

If you are a diehard Mag-lite inspector and you have never tried a Streamlight or Ultra-Stinger, do yourself a favor and try one. The difference is like Night and Day. Gone is that trademark "dead-spot" that haunt the Mag-Lites.

Now I really need to lose my Mag Light. How is the Ultra Stinger at fighting back mutant dogs and the occasional angry agent?

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Now I really need to lose my Mag Light. How is the Ultra Stinger at fighting back mutant dogs and the occasional angry agent?

Works great on both, just don't throw it at them! I slung my Ultra at a really pissed off Boxer a year or so ago. The dog was trained in stealth attacks. No sound until I was in his sights and a good 50 feet from the back door of the home.

It was one of the moments that I knew that I really should not have done that, as the Ultra left my hand. Ultra made contact, really pissed off the dog even more, but it gave me time to run across the yard and back in the house. I had to come back later in the day when the dogs owner was home just to retrieve my flashlight. I told the owner that I dropped my flashlight!

Look on dogs face and a new bulb was well worth the price!

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