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Have a 3 c-cell maglite and have to remove switch to pull the sw okder from the to remove a stuck battery from the case

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Basicly there was a set screw in the switch and got every out of case when I unscrewed it, Found
a good diagram. What happened the person I got the lite from had not opened it for 6 years and the batteries rotted to the case and would not come out. Once switch part was out of case, got a hammer and a piece of wood and got batteries out with out damaging the case. A little steel and oul will make the inside like new. By the way the batteries were kind of rotted bad. I have another lite and it pays to check batteries once in a while.
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Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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Marcia Boal... hello,

If our battery has corroded it may be impossible to get the end (opposite the light) cap to come off. The light is designed to be moisture resistant... Likewise even penetrating oil cannot get in...

To guarantee long reliable service it is best to put a tiny dot of grease on the threads on assembly.

Maglite Solitaire makes a wonderful little flashlight...
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Basic colors included black, red, silver & blue
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The initial closure of the end cap can be quite loose to be effective because of it's O-ring design... however some folks put the end cap on too tight...

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It might take some serious force to get it open again.

Consider using a piece of leather in a pair of pliers to avoid marring the case. Reassemble without over-tightening.

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There's also a possibility that if the batteries are in it a long time that they have leaked and the leaked chemicals have sealed it. If this is the case you may be able to get the maglite replaced depending on what brand of batteries were in it. Maglite have an agreement with the makers of Duracell, Ever-Ready and Ray-O-Vac to replace the Maglite if one of their batteries leak in it.

Details are on the bottom of page at http://www.maglite.com/faq_details.asp?faqProd=C

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I found some info on this site...

http://cr4.globalspec.com/thread/14899/Leaking-battery-stuck-in-Mag-Lite#comment150608

"Sadly, when a dry cell leaks, the leaking chemicals react with the torch casing, as you have noted.
With all Maglite torches I have ever seen, you can remove both ends of the cylinder which encloses the batteries.
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