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If there's a lanyard hole in the cap find something that will fit in that hole for leverage. If not you might have to use some vice grip pliers or two of them. There is a possibility that the batteries have leaked inside the light and has corroded the threads.

MagLite... | Answered on Oct 13, 2019

Put on a pair of gloves. Then, using needle nose pliers grasp the battery and pull it out. If it's too far down to reach with needle nose, or if the corrosion has "welded" it to the inside of the flashlight, find a flat head screwdriver or stiff wire coat hanger or other tool/object that will reach and is stiff enough to pry the offending battery loose. Once it's broken free, turn it upside down and let the battery fall out on its own. The important thing now is, if you plan on using the flashlight again, cleaning out the inside thoroughly of all corrosive residue. This is particularly important on the metal battery/power contacts. A wire brush should suffice for the inside of the flashlight. Sand paper or file will work for the contacts. Attach to the tip of a screwdriver if you need to reach deep to get them clean. Baking soda will neutralize the battery acid. Finally, remember to recycle the offending battery not throw it out with the regular garbage.

MagLite... | Answered on Dec 13, 2013

yes u can just be careful in removing it

MagLite... | Answered on Jul 23, 2013

make sures its being turned to the left, and if it will not come off, wrap duct tape around it to protect it and use large vice grips or pliers to get it off. Vice grips would be better as the lock but dont' lock them down too tight as you can dent the cap.

MagLite... | Answered on Mar 15, 2013

6D Maglite? As in 6 D cell batteries?

1-1/2 Volts (Each battery), times 6 = 9 Volts.
Using the proper bulb?

The original is a Krypton bulb. (No, I didn't make the name up)



Guess what happens if you put a 3 Volt bulb with 9 Volts?


MagLite... | Answered on Nov 27, 2012

unscrew the rear piece to change batterys.

MagLite... | Answered on Jul 29, 2012

I had a similar problem. My wife put two AA rechargeable batteries into her mini maglite. Apparently the AA rechargeables have a slightly larger diameter than alkaline batteries. One of them was stuck in the barrel. I was able to remove it by first removing the lens and bulb so as not to break it. Then I slammed slamming the barrel down hard onto the carpet on our floor. This hard shock jarred the battery loose and it came out of the barrel. Hope this helps someone out.

MagLite... | Answered on Oct 28, 2011

Best thing to do is send in for warranty repair if the battery an bulb is OK. I would replace the bulb first to verify that it is OK. If it does not work then go to:


and find the nearest repair center.


MagLite... | Answered on Oct 17, 2011

Parts diagram is at: http://maglitesales.com/maglitestore/index.php/cPath/12_13


MagLite... | Answered on Oct 17, 2011

Yes you can buy parts.
Google parts or go to: http://maglitesales.com/maglitestore/index.php/cPath/12_13

Good luck, Gary

MagLite... | Answered on Oct 17, 2011

Probably a leaking battery has coroded the cap. You can send it direct to MagLite for warranty. Go to: http://www.maglite.com/repaircenters.asp
to find the nearest warranty/repair center.


MagLite... | Answered on Oct 17, 2011

You can send it direct to MagLite for warranty/repair

Go to: http://www.maglite.com/repaircenters.asp

to find the nearest warranty/repair center.


MagLite... | Answered on Oct 17, 2011

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