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Circuit breaker issue

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Greg S

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Jan 6, 2011
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OK, this may seem like a lame question, but is there an easy way to pull out a circuit breaker? I removed a loran unit from my 140 and it had its own breaker. I figured I'd just pull the breaker out (not remove it - just pop it). I couldn't get a good hold on the goofy button to pull it out. The thing, when pushed in, if practically flush with the panel. Now I'm not an avionics genius, but I've pulled plenty of USAF type breakers in the past w/o any problems. They all protuded a little so you could get your fingers behind them and pull them out easily. Is it really necessary to get behind these buggars with a small screwdriver or something to kind of "persuade" them into the off position? Just seems like if you wanted to pull one in flight, it would be quite an exercise. So what's the secret?

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