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#4794815 - 06/22/18 11:53 PM Battery stuck in flashlight.
Chris142 Offline


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Had a D cell leak in my 4 cell mag light. Not even that old. Any tricks to getting it out. I have it soaking in baking soda and water. Hoping that works. If it does not whats next?
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#4794821 - 06/23/18 12:13 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
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#4794834 - 06/23/18 12:27 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
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If it's corroded....might not come out. Had one like that and had to replace it.

But refresh the baking soda periodically as it gets used up by the acid.
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#4794843 - 06/23/18 01:02 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
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I have drilled the battery casings out of maglite bodies on a lathe, I would just throw the piece of junk in the trash!
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#4794845 - 06/23/18 01:04 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
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D Cell dry cell ?

Casing is zinc, so will dissolve pretty readily is mild acids.

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#4794858 - 06/23/18 02:02 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
OilFilters Offline


Registered: 10/07/15
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Put a wood screw into the battery. Pull the screw with pliers.

If it's a brand name battery they should replace the light.

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#4794900 - 06/23/18 05:17 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
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Is it all the way on the bottom?

Use a screw with an extension. Put a washer on it with a piece of string so you can pull it out.
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#4794938 - 06/23/18 06:46 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
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Registered: 01/20/17
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Rare earth magnet will pull it out. Put it in the end of a screwdriver and go down the hole.

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#4794943 - 06/23/18 06:55 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
Triple_Se7en Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
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Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
Originally Posted By: Chris142
Had a D cell leak in my 4 cell mag light. Not even that old. Any tricks to getting it out. I have it soaking in baking soda and water. Hoping that works. If it does not whats next?


Where did you keep that flashlight? Sometimes gets to 135 degrees when the windows are closed in your ride.

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#4794982 - 06/23/18 07:47 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
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Loc: ME
Can you still beat up hippies with it? laugh

I 2nd the wood screw idea. You could weld some 1/4" rod to a self-drilling screw. A 4" decking screw that goes all the way through would catch more. You might get better luck going through either the center (a carbon rod) or somewhat off center.

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#4795023 - 06/23/18 08:34 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
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You can waste a lot of time and still have a piece of junk or just save some time and replace it with a new one.
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#4795044 - 06/23/18 08:52 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
Carbon12 Offline


Registered: 03/10/15
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Loc: MO
I've lost at least 3 Maglights due to this. Not only do the batteries leak but they seem to swell also. Had Eveready batteries in all of them. Ended up replacing them with the $5-$6 LED 6V lantern style lights. Anything leaks it all gets disposed of.

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#4795047 - 06/23/18 08:54 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Triple_Se7en]
Chris142 Offline


Registered: 06/05/03
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I keep it By my front door.


Edited by Chris142 (06/23/18 08:55 AM)
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#4795069 - 06/23/18 09:11 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
You can waste a lot of time and still have a piece of junk or just save some time and replace it with a new one.


Maglites are worth a little effort to save. But it wouldn't hurt to buy another one either, all made in USA.
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#4795077 - 06/23/18 09:16 AM Re: Battery stuck in flashlight. [Re: Chris142]
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hopefully the battery didn't swell
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