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Don’t know what that is. Is there a picture of it?

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I’m sure someone can readily post a picture, but its a thin silver ring that threads into the head and keeps the driver tight. If it comes loose and backs out enough it cab prevent the head from tightening enough to make contact with the signal tube.

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There’s also been a few times where the ring got loose and the driver got pushed off center and caused it to not make good contact with the inner tube. So just make sure the driver is centered and then tighten down the ring. Sometimes loosening the ring and retightening can fix a contact issue.

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Thank you both for the help and the patience to assist me. Thumbs Up
It was the loose ring. It’s all right now.

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Awesome. Glad to help!

I’ve found that with attention to detail and a dab of maintenance, these lights are just as reliable as any other.

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juhha wrote:
Thank you both for the help and the patience to assist me. Thumbs Up
It was the loose ring. It’s all right now.

I’m glad you got it working.

I’ve got to point out that tightening the retaining rings was suggested right away and you said you did that. Luckily JaredM suggested it again. If you didn’t know what the retaining rings were, just ask.

pennzy wrote:
Sounds like the common issue experienced with these lights. Have you read through this thread? Most of the time it is a matter of loosening the head and tightening the tail. Then retighten the head. Also clean and tighten the retaining ring (s) with alcohol. Clean all contact points where the tubes meet tail and head. Make sure you haven’t gotten into muggle mode . If yours is one of the later ones, try a reset.

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