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Post# 106550   8/21/2010 at 08:58 (3,568 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I've read and/or heard about the problematic headlight safety switch on early Kirby Traditions, but I've never seen one. I was looking over this Ebay listing and noticed that it appears to have some kind of switch on the headlight casting. Does anyone know if this would be it?

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Post# 106597 , Reply# 1   8/21/2010 at 21:06 (3,568 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
Yes ...

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That was it. I'd be willing to bet that it was converted over to the omega/classic III switch at some time as the headlight switch had a very high failure rate. The switch on the cap was a lock to keep the headlight closed during use.

Post# 106604 , Reply# 2   8/21/2010 at 22:05 (3,568 days old) by eurekastar (Amarillo, Texas)        

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I sent a message to the seller about the switch. He told me that the switch was bypassed; however, the upgrade to a safety switch on the fan case was not done. So there is NO safety switch on this Tradition.

Post# 106605 , Reply# 3   8/21/2010 at 22:13 (3,568 days old) by jfalberti (Visalia, CA)        
I hope he didn't

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Bypass it on the high speed. Bad for the motor.

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