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Makita BML 185 cordless flash light

Light just goes off after 5 to 10 seconds after turned on. The battery is fine.

Thanks for any help

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  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    I have the same problem, started today after only using about 20 times, the flashlight is about 7 months old.

  • Jebjd Nov 29, 2008

    Mine does the same thing, battery fully charged. Jebjd



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Replace charger/ burn or busted

Posted on Jan 01, 2008


The problem is that the battery is almost completely discharged. Makita's lithium-ion batteries have a built-in safety circuitry that shuts off the light when the voltage reaches a low cutoff level. So try replacing with a fully charged battery and see if it resolves the problem.

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

  • rkfix Dec 19, 2010

    True story about the battery being low. Had the same problem, put in a freshly charged battery and Vualla! ...Flashlight stays on
    Thank you for the info...
    What, 2 years ago! Damn...



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