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one touch switch
07-10-2018, 11:21 PM,
#1
one touch switch
I have a 1930 Willys 8-80 VC, and I think my one touch switch has gone bad.
Anyone know if they are available for purchase? Can they be repaired? Any sources for either?
Thanks,

John
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07-11-2018, 02:54 AM,
#2
RE: one touch switch
If you are referring to the Fingertip Control Switch, you will find some information on them in the downloadable portion of the library. What specifically is wrong with the switch, starter ,lights, horn or all three? Is the switch the rectangular or round type?You may occassionally find them on EBAY but not often.
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07-11-2018, 05:00 AM,
#3
RE: one touch switch
Hi John, 
Yes it's the fingertip control. It's round. Nothing works. I have the lights, horn,and main lead hooked up to it, so nothing is working...no brake light, taillight, dash gauges, interior lights... nothing. I have the coil and starter on a separate 12 volt system.
Could not find a short. There is voltage when you check the POS cable connection at the fingertipcontrol , but nothing at any of the wire leads coming off the front of the FT control.
Thanks
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07-11-2018, 05:57 AM,
#4
RE: one touch switch
Don't want to sound silly, but have you checked the fuse?
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07-11-2018, 08:38 PM,
#5
RE: one touch switch
No, not a silly comment at all, I appreciate any troubleshooting ideas. Yes, the fuse looked just fine and I replaced it anyway. 
Maybe I need to go through and double check all connections for tightness and rust. There was no particular event that caused the lost of power.
I hotwired the POS battery connection at the fingertip control to the horn and it blew loud. Same for the headlights, low beam and it lit up.
Any ideas are welcome.
Thank you
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07-13-2018, 04:29 AM,
#6
RE: one touch switch
Not a bad idea to check all the connections John. Do you still have three positive clicks when you turn the light switch, and does the button spring back up when you depress it for the horn? I would also unscrew the fuse holder from where ever it's mounted and clean that as well. Also try running an earth wire from the switch mounting on the steering box to the chassis. Another possibilty is that the switch has got full of steering box lube over the years. Talk about that later. John.
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07-13-2018, 10:21 PM,
#7
RE: one touch switch
Ok will do. I did clean the bottom of the steering box where the FTC is attached as it looked like it might be dirty/greasy and hoped to make a cleaner contact.
The light switch on the steering wheel does seem to click in all three positions but the horn does not spring back as firmly as it used to. It's a subtle difference, it still springs back but since you asked, there is a slight difference.
There is a noticeable amount of oil towards the bottom of the steering box, so maybe some leaked into the switch. Can the switch be removed, opened up and cleaned...by an amateur mechanic?
I will run the ground wire to the chassis and see if that makes a difference and see if that makes a difference
Thanks again.
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