G25 Shifter Reverse Gear Fix

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  1. KoAStR

    KoAStR Admin Adrift Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    Hi Guys I recently fixed a faulty reverse gear in my ~6yo Logitech G25 shifter.
    It cost me 60c (for a new tactile switch from Alltronics) and an hour or two of time so well worth it! Works like a charm.

    I couldn't find any useful info for troubleshooting/fixing this online so just jumped in and pulled it apart. For anyone else having issues, there is a PCB on the bottom of the shifter assembly that will be where you need to look. I took some pics so maybe it will help someone else out.
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    I replaced the little tactile switch on the PCB (which gets pressed when you push down on the shifter). But that still wasn't enough.
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    I guess while the switch was failing and I pushed it harder to get reverse, the pressure may have strained the PCB and fractured the connections. I couldn't see any breaks but current wasn't getting through. Pretty easy solution; bypass the PCB with new (oversized!) wire and some dodgey soldering :D
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    KoAStR Admin Adrift Team Raceonoz Gold Member Super ROOZ

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    @Parkour also did this fix some time ago. Unfortunately image links above are broken but I can re-upload them if you're interested.