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Window switches

Post by Lucky » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:21 pm

My window switch has developed an annoying intermittent fault, in as much as it won't go down! The wiring appears to be all intact, so the question is are the switches rebuildable? Before I go to the trouble of pulling it to bits, lol. Or is it a case of I need a new one?

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Re: Window switches

Post by spirit r » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:05 pm

Switches are rebuildable.
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Re: Window switches

Post by Lucky » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:19 pm

Thanks, Thomas. I'll have a go at it when it's light then

I just collected the car from the workshop where it had some fueling problems attended to. The windows were steamed up, it was dark, and I had to reverse it out of the alleyway... and I couldn't get the bloody window open to see where I was going :evil: Always the way with these cars; fix one thing, another one breaks :roll:

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Re: Window switches

Post by A7RXY » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:41 pm

have a read of this

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Dibs

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Re: Window switches

Post by Lucky » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:48 pm

lol, cheers Dibs. I knew I'd seen something about it before but somehow completely failed to find that thread :oops: Which is odd cos it's at the bottom of the page this one's on :roll: I admit to utter muppetry, if someone wants to delete this thread please feel free

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Re: Window switches

Post by ian65 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:20 pm

don't try and prise the rocker out of the switch body, go in from the bottom and take the base of the switch off..... be careful when you re-assemble it because it should only go together one way round but is easy to force the clips and re-fit the base plate back to front...... apart from that, it's a piece of cake.

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Re: Window switches

Post by Chud » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:15 pm

I've got some spares if it all goes horribly wrong and you end up with it scattered across a 10m radius which is what normally happens when I try and gain access to something like that.
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Re: Window switches

Post by Lucky » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:36 pm

lol. So far I've bottled it by taking the coward's way out of filling it with WD40 and hoping. It seems to be working so far.... :oops:

How much d'you want for a spare, Timmers? Be nice to know I'm under no pressure when I man up enough to finally take it apart

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Re: Window switches

Post by MelloYello » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:40 pm

The problem is the fluff and crud that accumulates in there. It is like the belly button of the RX& interior.

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Re: Window switches

Post by Chud » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:09 pm

Don't worry about money, I seem to remember an air filter turning up on my doorstep for no exchange of monies. 8-) Just PM me your address.
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