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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 corroded. I tried from the other end but cant get the retention ring out . Any easy solutions?

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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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