Can the TerraLUX TCS-1 tail switch be disassembled?

Turbo DV8

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I have two out of three switches that flicker. I good cleaning might cure it, but it appears the guts are irreversibly pressed in. Has anybody been successful in removing the mechanism?
 

Locoboy5150

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I'm looking at my TCS-1 as I type this and I also don't see how the black inner part surrounding the battery spring can be removed from the end cap without destroying or damaging it. I'm stumped too!

Maybe just blasting the inside of the end cap with electrical contact cleaner and then clicking the switch on and off a few times will clean it.
 

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Maybe just blasting the inside of the end cap with electrical contact cleaner and then clicking the switch on and off a few times will clean it.

The thought did occur to me, but I wonder how the red rubber will react to the solvent. I guess I have nothing to lose, except $5!
 

DrBeckerwood

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The thought did occur to me, but I wonder how the red rubber will react to the solvent. I guess I have nothing to lose, except $5!
I was able to remove the tailswitch on my Terralux by unscrewing it from the inside with needlenose tweezers, similar to what is shown here:
 
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