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How to remove dead batteries from flashlights?

Does anyone know how to get dead batteries out of flashlights when the batteries have swollen up and wont slide out on their own?

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Brian R , Wear gloves and eye protection. If normal type battery, drill a small pilot hole in battery, use an old cork screw or coarse lag screw threaded into battery(approx. 1/2 way or a little more). If really stuck and corroded you may have to heat the flashlight casing up with a hair dryer/heat gun to aid in removal of batteries. Grasp the cork screw/screw and pull battery out. repeat for second battery if needed. Dispose of old battery in appropriate manner. Video links below may help. Good luck.

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I forgot to mention this is an AA Maglite. Thank you for the helpful responses!

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If this one has both a removable light and removable bottom take both off. You should then be able to get a screwdriver in and help push the batteries out.

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I forgot to mention this is an AA Maglite. Thank you for the helpful responses!

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