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Take wheels off polar express

The wires for the lights on the passenger car have come loose and I need to re- attach. how do you do that

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You will have to solder them using a pencil soldering iron.

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these are all basically at the same time in sequence,

1. test batteries, need at least 75-80% power for train to operate at all. will be very weak but should operate. or use known good batteries.

2. next are the battery contacts. a lot of time the positive contact gets bent so far it either makes no or very weak contact, simply bend it back out very carefully to make better contact and clean it with a little rubbing alcohol of nail polish remover and a q-tip.
3. next would be the switch for continuity and then loose or broken wire.
after that you can email me for further help.
billybats10@yahoo.com

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If you are speaking of the BIG drive wheels, the first one and the last one are called Flanged Drive Wheels. If they are the ones in between the flanged wheels, without flanges, they are called blind drivers.
If you are speaking of the little wheels attached to the front truck, they are called the leading wheels. The little ones attached to the rear truck are called Trailing Wheels.
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Try forcing a tiny hex screwdriver in the triangular hole.

Almost certainly a lose wire that you can solder back.

A great sense of achievement will result given that you didn't have to buy another one from China and trash yours!

So annoying that Brio have to use these screws given how flaky their toys are - they are almost designed to fail as the wires are so short they break quite quickly.

Good luck!

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