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I have Lionel Fastrack 048 switch. I extended the controller wire and all of my slices are perfect. The switch operates but the light in the controller does not operate - neither red or green. I checked all the connections and they are good> The handles on the 048 and very difficult and cranky.

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You will need to check continuity of the yellow RSC wire from inside the controller to where it enters the switch connection block. Neither light will work if this wire is broken.

2nd: Lionel quality control is so poor that if that is not the problem, remove the plate from the bottom and make sure the five plugs are firmly in place on the electronic board. Since both green and red do not work it is most likely not the micro switchs but an issue with the circuit board.

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If you power up the track and the light on the actual (track) switch comes on but no power to the toggle switch then the toggle switch may be faulty....I had purchased 2 rh o36 & 2 lh 036 and one of my lh switches did that, so I sent it back for a refund..This is usually where i have been getting my stuff from wholesaletrains.com or you can try on ebay for items you need...Hope this helps

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