Pelican 2370: How to modify/replace tailcap?

ruockolt303

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I really like this light--seemed to me like an affordable dupe for the old SF Kroma or similar. The magnetic selector ring is great. Running on AA is fine. The tailcap clicky SUCKS. I want to swap it out but can't find any 3rd party replacements (probably not popular enough style). I took out the clicky assembly (unscrewed the two hole threaded part under the rubberized tailcap) but can't figure out how to replace it or find parts. Suggestions please??
 

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Can you post a picture of it? The older style lights had two little tabs that pressed the switch through the circuit board. Unfortunately I could not find a replacement aftermarket switch that would fit into the circuit board. Pelican however at the time would give you a replacement tail cap. Pelican's switches all suck. Every single one of their lights that uses a switch has failed me at some point and has been replaced. The 2330 was so bad they gave me a box of 12 replacement tail caps because I was wearing them out so fast.
 

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appreciate the reply--here are some pics
 

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kerneldrop

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If you're handy order a McClicky and make it work. I use washers, wire and solder to make switches work in various hosts. Just gotta get creative
 

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I had considered trying to order some other parts and macgyver it, just wasn't sure if the aa voltage would be too low, and I think the mcclickys are larger (e.g. 17mm/cr123) diameter no?
 

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I think the mcclickys are larger (e.g. 17mm/cr123) diameter no?
Probably around there. They are plastic so I sand them down to fit them into 14500/AA hosts. Sometimes I expose the metal and have to use electrical tape.

With that tailcap unless you can match the threads you would have to use a washer or wire to complete the circuit.

McClicky would make that a significantly better light. Chinese switches suck.
 

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Thank you! I get the sizing part now, file it to fit into the exiting tail cap housing.

Do you mind showing a picture or giving some more detail on how to complete the circuit? I don't follow that part completely.

As I'm picturing it, I take this (https://a.co/d/eKbLSsf) and remove the plastic from the brass, file it down further on the edges so it fits into the stock tailcap...but then how do I keep it secure? The stock threaded part is super deep, so I don't think I could use it as a washer to hold the black part of the McClicky against the rubber of the switch.
 
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