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Dash switch tool

Postby EDNCAROL » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Anyone got one I can borrow still got a couple of switches to take out of what's left of the Sq back
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby Glenn » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:37 pm

Ed,

I have one that I acquired in a bulk buy from a former VW mechanic. Whenever VW specific tools are for sale, I try to buy them. It's one of those tools that you can't just go to the local NAPA and buy off the shelf.

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I'm heading east on the LIE tomorrow so if you want I can drop it off at your house. I'll get it back at the next meeting.
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby EDNCAROL » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:38 pm

Can I pick it up tomorrow ?
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby Glenn » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:45 pm

EDNCAROL wrote:Can I pick it up tomorrow ?

You missed this:
Glenn wrote:I'm heading east on the LIE tomorrow so if you want I can drop it off at your house. I'll get it back at the next meeting.
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby EDNCAROL » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:18 pm

Thanks Glenn. I'll buy you lunch next week .Just pick a day.
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby Glenn » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:26 pm

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I'm a cheap date ;)
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby SUMTHING » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:59 pm

So for this tool you'll lend it out but a 17mm allen key you won't.

What happen to if your going to work on an air cooled Vw buy tools?
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby Glenn » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:16 am

SUMTHING wrote:So for this tool you'll lend it out but a 17mm allen key you won't.

What happen to if your going to work on an air cooled Vw buy tools?

It's not a tool you can buy at the local NAPA. It's a tool you'll you only once.

The 17mm Allen is a $5 tool and you'll need it to check or drain your gear lube. It's a cheap tool you'll use a number of times in your life. The only reason I have it is because it was one of a number of tools I purchased in a bulk buy.

Dave, I also have a ball joint press that I lend out all the time because it's a) not available anymore, b) expensive and c) something you only do once. I also have just about every tool needed to rebuild a VW engine... again tools I use a number of times every year buy most people might use once. I even have a few transmission rebuild tools... tools i've never used.

If you needed a 13mm wrench, I would not offer to lend it, i'd tell you to buy one. But if you needed a pinion nut wrench for a Berg 5 speed, i'd tell you you were welcome to borrow mine.
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby BusBq Bill » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:14 pm

I as well have the Escutcheon socket if someone needs it in the future. :D

$5 17mm Allen I can't stop laughing :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Id skip my lunch for the day if my budget was that tight just for my vw.


I was in harbor freight and saw a full set of allens the other day up to 17mm on sale $11.99 25 percent super saver coupon makes it about 9 bux for the whole set!
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby Glenn » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:51 pm

Honestly, I have a Snap-On and i'm sure it was way more that $5. But then again, I purchased it 25 years ago and have not rounded to corners like a cheap one.

Lending tools can also be a way of damaging relationships. I once lent a "local" a hex drive socket so they could replace the ignition switch in their vert. Two weeks later I have to go get it since driving a mile to my house seemed to be too much trouble for them. Another time they needed 2 new master cylinder brake light switches so I "lent" them two with the stipulation that they replace them at their earliest convince... that was 7 years ago and i'm still waiting.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Luckily I "lent" them aftermarket ones and kept the NOS German ones for myself.
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Re: Dash switch tool

Postby EDNCAROL » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:26 am

I know what you mean Glenn. I've lost a tow bar I let some one borrow. A set of new hub caps and one EZ up. But if someone needs something I have I''ll still offer it up. Thanks again for dropping the tool off Saturday.
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