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Troubleshooting Guidelines

Why Won't My Flashlight Work?
In order to troubleshoot a non-working flashlight, we need to start at the beginning of the line, the battery, and work your way back. Some tests for a non-working flashlight are simple; others require special tools like a volt meter.

  • Dead Battery: The most common reason your flashlight won't work is a dead battery. Replace the questionable batteries with a fresh set.  Do not mix used and old batteries.  Very frequently, problem is solved after replacing batteries.
  • Battery Corrosion: Over time battery connections can become dirty, or corroded due to acid leak. This corrosion breaks the connection of the battery with the rest of the flashlight components.  If you find your batteries to be dirty or corroded, replace with a fresh set.
    NOTE: Pelican’s Lifetime Warranty Policy does not cover alkaline or rechargeable batteries.
  • Burnt Bulb: The next step of troubleshooting a Pelican flashlight is to test the bulb. Use a new fresh set of batteries to test the bulb.  If bulb does not work, the filament has burnt and whole bulb assembly needs to be replaced. Be sure not to touch the bulb itself when replacing the lamp module. High performance bulbs that get hot during use must not have any skin oils on them. Any residue on the surface of the bulb can result in the glass cracking and breaking. Pressurized bulbs can break if this happens. If you do touch the bulb, clean it with rubbing alcohol.
    NOTE: Pelican’s Lifetime Warranty Policy does not cover bulbs. Contact Pelican Products to find a dealer near you.
  • Bad Connector: One more possibility is that the outer edge of the bulb housing is not making the proper contact with the battery retainer or module contact.  Replace retainer or module contact if damaged.


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