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 Post subject: Power window switch broken need replacement ASAP in tassie
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:56 am 
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So last night my power window switch died for the drivers window. It still goes down just not up... The window is half down so I can't lock the car safely and it's a general pain! I have looked around all the wreckers I know in Hobart but they are all closed or not there anymore. If there is a tassie member with a spare, or even if I could borrow a working on just to get the window back up so I can lock the car and now water damage the interior if it rains I would be extremely grateful! Even if someone can put me in touch with a tassie member that wound be a start, or recommend a wreckers down here.

I have pulled the switch out and given it a clean, I think it's just had it, but if you can give me any recommendations on how to fix the hint they are welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Power window switch broken need replacement ASAP in tassie
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:53 pm 
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You could always inject 12volts into the red wire to get the window up.

Follow this:
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to work out the wiring.

As for your current switch, Its pretty easy to disassemble and roughen up the contacts / clean them and then reassemble.

Might save you $40 bux on another second hand unit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Power window switch broken need replacement ASAP in tassie
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:01 pm 
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I can't run 12v through it as I don't have the know how or gear unfortunately. I have just given it a really good clean with contact cleaner and disassembly but still no go.
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 Post subject: Re: Power window switch broken need replacement ASAP in tassie
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:42 pm 
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re solder the connections on the back of the circuit board as some do suffer from dry joints resulting in broken contact
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 Post subject: Re: Power window switch broken need replacement ASAP in tassie
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:19 pm 
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i managed to find a legend at a bodywork place who happened to be there on a saturday to do the 12v to the "wind up" wire so its up and secure. The switch is totally cactus though so i will replace it on monday hoepfully.
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