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Post  tonyleic on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:17 am

Hi there i have just found your site but have owned an fluval edge for the last 2 1/2 years which has given me very few problems, but yesterday the light switch stopped working the only way to switch the lights off is by taking the bulbs out (not great ). What are my options are there any replacements available?

Many thanks for any advice

Regards

Tony

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Re: light switch

Post  MrGator on Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:14 pm

You could contact fluval directly, however as it's 2 1/2 years old, it's well out of warranty so I doubt they could help. If I were you, I'd buy an inline switch from ebay, split the original power cord and fit the switch between the two lengths.


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Replace Switch with higher quality one

Post  JazJon on Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:51 pm

Love the tank, hated the light switch. (was SO hard to press, barely worked)

The switch that comes with the Fluval Edge tank sucks. I opened it up, removed and replaced with the the following switch:

Heavy-Duty Toggle Switch with Rubber Boot SPDT Center Off 20 Amp
B006YWKALW (on Amazon)
*new member, I can't post links*

Pop off Plastic LED Light Cover
Un screw 6 screws
Yank off wires from Switch
Yank out Rubber clear bubble shield
Press sides of switch to pop it off
Threading the Boot Cover on will secure it in place. (just leave the flat metal back piece that comes on the new switch on the INSIDE)
Use Mighty Putty/Locktite molding stuff to secure in place. (the putty stuff you Knead two colors together, turns into one color, and hardens in a few minutes)
If you want, you can add a bit of black silicon around the edges to make it look nicer.

Solder or Clip wires, test lights, done!

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