The switch for the drivers window has been giving me fits. Today it
wouldn't open at the drive-thru window at the bank. I've jury rigged it
with shims and such but I think I've run out of workable ideas. Anyone
out there dealt with this problem that can offer some strategies? Looks
like I'd have to remove the door panel to get at it. Thanks in advance.
Yeah, I have to take mine apart every 6 months or so and futz with it to
get it working again. You can just pop the entire assembly out with a
screwdriver (there's a notch in the front), and disconnect the cables. be
carefull taking it apart, because the 3 passenger window switches contain
little copper "rocker" contacts which can fall out easily.
Another thing I do is carry around a scredriver so if the swithc decides
to F-up at a very inconvenient time, I can pop it open and bypass the swich
to get the window up.
I'm considering getting the generic "HELP" 4-switch and retro-fitting it
to my door. However, that looks like it could turn into a bit of work, and
my driving habits don't really demand that the windows work all the time
I fixed it. Trial and error. Thought I would have to pull the door
panel but found (as you said) it pops right out. Dropped all the little
rockers, lost, then found them. Same for the little spring for the rear
window lock. The pocket that holds the nylon insert (drivers window)
was cracked, allowing it to wobble, (previous owner glued it). Would you
believe I managed to drill through all the parts and use the cut off
shank of the drill as an axle so to speak. Damn thing works like new.
I'm still in shock that I was able to drill it straight. Helps to have
a high speed mini drill press.
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