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Old 10-23-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Dismantling Thrustmaster Warthog throttle

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recently bought a used Thrustmaster Warthog and the coolie switch on the front of the right hand throttle is defective. Have already received a spare from Thrustmaster, and would like to know if anybody can give me any tips on dismantling the throttle unit in order to replace the coolie hat...seems that plenty of people have dismantled the stick, but i cant find any info on the throttle anywhere..
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Looking at it id say, try to take off the screews in bettween the throtles (on the right one only obviously ) and also the little screew in front of the Mic switch. See if that allows you to open the right throtle without having to removi it from the base. I'm thinking that maybe the back cover (the curve part where your palm rests may come off.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #3
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Cheers mate, could open it that way. However, my problem was not solved. I connected the new coolie hat to the opened throttle to see if all was then good before dismantling the whole unit. The same failure occured with the new component.

The coolie hat only reacts to an upward movement. Any movement to the left or right or downwards will not register. Has anybody got an idea what the cause could be??
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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I have had the Same problem, it was a broken cable Connection to one of the switches. Resoldering was the Solution.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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Yes, that was my first thought too, but i connected a brand new coolie hat i had just received from Thrustmaster and i still have the same problem...
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #6
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Both sides of each throttle come off once the screws are out, however you may find the coolie hat is glued in with hot melt glue or it could just be a simple nut and washer that unscrews.
I have had the left throttle apart because my wife picked up the throttle during her dusting even though she is under strict instructions not to touch my desk or anything on it.
Bless her she didn't realise how heavy it was picking it up one handed and lost her grip and dropped it on the floor which subsequently broke the little pinkie switch on the side.
Fortuitously it didn't actually break i opened up the throttle from both sides unscrewed the switch prised it open and the pole inside had bent ever so slightly causing the switch to become jammed, straightened it out and all working again.

So in answer to your question yes you can and theres quite a bit of room inside both of them depending on the size of your fingers take pictures to as you go along so you have a reference to go back to incase you forget what goes where.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:22 PM   #7
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Jay, i managed to open the throttle without any problems.

Thing is, i connected a brand new Coolie hat just received from Thrustmaster and the Problem still persists, it has not gone away...

I have no idea what it could be. Coolie hat up is fine, any other direction is not registered ...

Anybody have an idea?
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #8
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Open up the bottom and check the connections to the boards. Could be a wire or connection broken loose.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #9
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How does the coolie hat connect inside the throttle does it plug in or did you have to solder it, it haven't personally opened up that side.

The wires must run down the shaft of the throttle to the base so like albell67 said check the base for broken contacts as the throttle gets pulled and pushed there may not be enough slack in the wires from day dot and perhaps one or two of them have stretched and snapped or even been pulled from their points.
Or if theres a plug to the board at the base end it may have worked lose.
Also they have changed the wiring configuration of these through different productions.

Sorry for the late reply but i have been flying.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #10
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resend back to thrustmaster if still under warranty.
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