Introduction

If you've ever been curious about the particulars of a simple incandescent flashlight, this is the guide for you.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Panasonic Super Lite Flashlight, use our service manual.

Twist the top assembly of the flashlight off by turning it counterclockwise above the rubber gasket.
  • Twist the top assembly of the flashlight off by turning it counterclockwise above the rubber gasket.

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Orient the top assembly with the lens downward to avoid dropping the bulb during this step.
  • Orient the top assembly with the lens downward to avoid dropping the bulb during this step.

  • Unscrew the bulb base by twisting counter-clockwise, taking care not to drop the bulb. Remove the bulb.

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Remove the rubber gasket from the top assembly.
  • Remove the rubber gasket from the top assembly.

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Remove the reflector by applying pressure to one of the two protruding plastic tabs using a small flathead screwdriver while pulling on the reflector. The reflector should pop out; pull gently but firmly to avoid scattering the pieces. Remove the lens. The reflector should pop out; pull gently but firmly to avoid scattering the pieces. Remove the lens.
  • Remove the reflector by applying pressure to one of the two protruding plastic tabs using a small flathead screwdriver while pulling on the reflector.

  • The reflector should pop out; pull gently but firmly to avoid scattering the pieces. Remove the lens.

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Remove the batteries from the flashlight body.
  • Remove the batteries from the flashlight body.

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Insert the metal screwdriver as pictured: oriented vertically, underneath the yellow plastic piece in the switch assembly, between the metal contact of the switch and the gray plastic slider flange.
  • Insert the metal screwdriver as pictured: oriented vertically, underneath the yellow plastic piece in the switch assembly, between the metal contact of the switch and the gray plastic slider flange.

  • Pry upward to remove the yellow plastic piece; the metal contact piece may pop out with the plastic piece.

  • Once the metal and plastic are unseated from one side, pull out the metal contact and yellow plastic piece with pliers or fingers. Remove these pieces.

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Use pliers to pinch the gray flanges of the switch slider and apply pressure to push the switch out of the flashlight body.
  • Use pliers to pinch the gray flanges of the switch slider and apply pressure to push the switch out of the flashlight body.

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