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The selector knob for the lights fell out of the switch last night now my headlights wont shut off and i have no dash or rear lights how do i put the selecter knob back into the switch

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Time for a trip to the salvage yard or to the dealer will cost 200 salvage cost is like 20-40 for switch

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