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Corroded batteries in maglite

Cant remove switch and switch housing.

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I had two maglite flashlights, 1 is a (2)D cell light and the other is a (3) D cell light . I went to replace the batteries and I can not get cap off the back ends of both. I think the batteries may have...


the batteries will only go out the bottom -- any attempt to remove the top pieces will most likely result in damage to the light itself. to help in the removal of the BOTTOM cap -- you can try and use a little heat from a propane torch ( not much ) and if you place the end cap into a vise you should be able to get both hands on the top part and give it a good twist. -- if the batteries are if fact corroded in there, get a 2x4 and place it on the gound and tap the flashlight down on it,, this may or may not shake them loose,, all just depends on how long they have been in there. good luck.

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1 "D" cell battery is corroded and stuck inside.


Here are the instructions:
http://www.maglite.com/pdf/CustServ/CD_switch_repair_8_0410212004718132.pdf

If you remove the tail cap (the part that you unscrew to put the batteries in the flashlight) and the head assembly (the part that has the light bulb) you should be able to push the battery out. Wear some of those disposable latex gloves as that chemical that comes out of the batteries is very corrosive. Or at least wash your hands really well before touching anything, especially your eyes. Good luck.

Nov 16, 2010 | MagLite Mag-Lite& Flashlight

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I have a 6 d cell maglite. when i removed the end cap 3 batteries came out number four is stuck in the maglite. how can i get it out?


Not sounding good. I have had the problem in the past with Mag lights and though they are good, I always seem to have battery corrosion problems. What I have done is to get a non-metalic rod, wooden doweling has worked for me, carve a bit of a blade at the end, sort of like a long screw driver and work it into and between the batter and flashlight case. Not so hard as to deform the flashlight, but to try and break the seal between the corroded (I assume) battery and the case. Spray in some WD40 and work the dowel in and around the battery. Stop on occasion and tap the open end of the flashlight on a heavy rag laid atop a piece of wood to try and jar the battery loose. By repeating this process I have been able to remove corroded batteries, but not necessarily save the flashlight, as some times the on/off switch is corroded as well. Once you get the batteries out you may be able to clean the inside with some abrasive (steel wool?) to clean out the corrosion, but as I said, you may not be able to save the light. Best of luck!

Aug 29, 2010 | MagLite Mag-Lite& Flashlight

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We have a maglite that holds 5 or 6 D batteries and some liquid in rubber has now caused the on/off switch to no longer work. Is there something that can be done?


You could leave the torch in the cupboard near the hot water tank for a few days and the switch might dry out .The contacts have probably corroded at this stage though

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Battery case does not open


make sures its being turned to the left, and if it will not come off, wrap duct tape around it to protect it and use large vice grips or pliers to get it off. Vice grips would be better as the lock but dont' lock them down too tight as you can dent the cap.

Jun 30, 2010 | MagLite Mag-Lite& Flashlight

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Battaries corroded in 2dcell lite. think I need to


i don't think that switch comes out so easily.... drive a screw into the end of the battery and yank it out...

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I have a mini Maglite with one battery stuck in the barrell


I had a similar problem. My wife put two AA rechargeable batteries into her mini maglite. Apparently the AA rechargeables have a slightly larger diameter than alkaline batteries. One of them was stuck in the barrel. I was able to remove it by first removing the lens and bulb so as not to break it. Then I slammed slamming the barrel down hard onto the carpet on our floor. This hard shock jarred the battery loose and it came out of the barrel. Hope this helps someone out.

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If there's a lanyard hole in the cap find something that will fit in that hole for leverage. If not you might have to use some vice grip pliers or two of them. There is a possibility that the batteries have leaked inside the light and has corroded the threads.

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