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Frozen tail cap

Tail cap is frozen and will not turn. Have tried pliers, rubber jar turner. It won't move.

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Re: Frozen tail cap

Sprayed penetrating oil all the way around the end cap at seal area. Layed flashlight on it's side on a plastic block & tapped on housing just below the end cap with composite mallet while rotating. Then used aluminum jaws in a vise to hold housing while turning end cap with large pliers.
Once cap is off, clean corrosion with automotive battery cleaner & soak inside with more penetrating oil to remove batteries.
Tonka Roy at Rosell Infiniti

Posted on Nov 23, 2007

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How do you change the batteries on a Coleman Graphite flashlight?

All The info I can find nothing tells us how to change the batteries. Is this a rechargable light, if so the batteries are not available for replacement. If not then the top has to screw off, or the bottom plate must screw off, there isn't any other way. What I have read is that these on this light are very hard to remove, at least that is what folks are complaining about. this light has also been discontinued and no longer availabe. if your afraid of breaking the light then I would contact Coleman for their advice since there seems to be none to be found on any bulletins they have put out.

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I have a rayovac LED flashlight. IP-B . The bulb flashes. The light is about 2 years old. Can it be fixed? EMAIL: GRANDPAHOL@COMCAST.NET Art

unscrew the front cap if possible and wiggle the bulb if not hit the tail cap against the floor with a moderate amount of force and if that doesnt work repalece batteries if that doesnt work it has been a good 2 years and the silicon chip inside of the light probably either cracked , came loose or is in the process of disintegrating

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I could not unscrew the bottom part to change the battery. Should I use unscrew it by anti clockwise or clockwise only. I even spray WD40 beforehand.

Counter clockwise to get bottom cap off. They're usually pretty tight because cap is steel and tube is aluminum. Grab tube with pliers and try turning cap

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Can't open the flash light to change the batteries? Does the bottom open up? Do the batteries get replaced from the top by removing the bulb first?

The back, tail cap, should be unscrewed from the maglite to replace the batteries. It can be pretty hard to open as they are generally not opened very often and there's a rubber seal to keep it water-proof. You could try using a pliers or vice but be careful not to squeeze it out of shape.

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

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Surefire Kroma. The tail switch is not working,

Contact Surefire at they are real good at backing up their product.

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Where is the on/off switch is there one? doesn't seem to be lighting up

It is the rubber button right near the lamp assembly. Some Streams have a button on the tail cap.

Oct 20, 2009 | Stinger Streamlight 75000

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I have a Streamlight Strion Xenon compact flashlight that has served me well for two years. Recently the 'twist to stay on' feature has failed. The 'push the tailswitch on' feature is still functioning,...

Ray, sounds like the switch has a problem. Streamlight is usually really good about fixing things. If you can drop by a Stream retailer in your area, they will probably give you a new tail cap. Or contact STREAM directly.
One thing, when you screw the tailcap tight, does the light come on? I have a SUREFIRE that does that, but I dont have a twist on Streamlight.

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Keeps turning itself off when adjusting beam

It sounds like the spring in the tail cap may be depressed which would cause intermittent contact with the negative end of the Batt. Shake the flashlight vigorously, you should NOT hear ANY noise. If you DO, take the end cap off and pull on the spring, you are trying to stretch it out a bit, replace the cap and shake it again. Go through these steps until it is QUIET when you shake it.
Also make sure there's NO CORROSION at the Positive and Negative ends of the contacts.
Maglites are pretty user friendly and the best light money can buy. I have the rechargeable model which I carried for 21 years during my tour in law enforcement.
Anyway, if it still refuses to work properly, go to; they are based in California. They will help you get it going. Good luck. :)

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Maglite LED. Light switch is intermittent. Have had the same issue with my 8 month old 2AA LED Maglite, don't have receipt and have tried finding a solution to get it fixed again. Lost my temper with it...


Unfortunately not, I've seen more and more of these coming back to the shop here with faults. Mostly they seem to be connection problems like yours.
Pity, MAG are excellent and have really tarnished their reputation with this LED gimmick. A lot of the customers who return their LED's to us take a traditional MAG as a replacement..

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Switch replacement instructions

You have to push the light down from the long rod you have there while compressing the two grids with a needle nose plier. The switch should be able to slide right out that is if it's a black switch. However...if you have the older version of the switch module that either has a clear/beige switch or clear beige/cream switch you need to bang that ****** out. Try not to hurt yourself because this can get a little tougher and may take a couple of practice to actually get that switch out. If all else fails send it back to Streamlight repair department. It's covered under lifetime warranty you know ;) follow the contact section and the addy's there. goodluck

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