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Beam Soft Touch handle electric harness replacement

Bought replacement harness and can't figure out how to simply place harness back in with hose and get contact board to reseat and replace the hose set properly. Any diagrams for this? any tricks? Without saying, but I will, feel pretty stupid. Seemed easy enough when I unscrewed and opened up. The harness just a connector, switch and contact board for copper rings on hose that sits and attaches within the Beam Soft Touch grip housing. Any help would be appreciated.

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Set the bottom part of the handle down(not the part that the screws go in)the contact board will fit into slots on the left side of thehandle half, the switch will go where the cutout is for it on the top, the plug is notched to fit at the lower front part of the handle. Then put the the tube into the hose and set it into the handle. There is a ribe near where the tube sticks out of the handle, it fits into a slot just before it sticks out. There also is a stop for the hose to up against so the contact rings can't slip off. Then put the other half on and screw it down.

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