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Old 12-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #2990
crankshaft
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Originally Posted by harcus View Post
The switch on my '12 EXC failed as well but at more like 3000 miles. I, too, looked into the relay idea as well as another source.

BTW - The dealer price should be closer to $25 as is shown in the fische ...

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche....=13&A=555&B=37

And, most auto switches were priced similarly so no cost savings.

I noticed that my '07 990 with 32,xxx miles had a similar switch but with wire vs blade connections that has never failed. So it stayed with the OEM switch as being the most simple / cheapest solution & the failure an anomaly. Also, most car fans have larger motors pulling more current hence the relay.

If it fails again soon, it will be revisited.
I've had two fail this year, so I'm probably going to install a relay.
I ride a lot of single track, so I'm pretty sure my switches get a work out
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