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Can an original mercury switch be repaired?  The replacement in SI's catalog doesn't look like the original and though it may work I suspect I would gigged for it in authenticity judging.

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If you can find one, an old home wall thermostat had a mercury switch that could be transplanted into the silver case of the trunk switch.   

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On 4/29/2019 at 6:40 PM, Peddler said:

Can an original mercury switch be repaired?  The replacement in SI's catalog doesn't look like the original and though it may work I suspect I would gigged for it in authenticity judging.

Unless the vial has been broken, there isn't much to go wrong.  It is just a vial with two contacts in it and a drop/blob of Mercury that moves back and forth to make and break contact.  Other than that, it is the wiring to it and the proper orientation/placement.  What is your problem and what are you looking to repair?    

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The switch isn't working and wondered if there was a fix.  I have basic skills but was not sure how it came apart.

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