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 Post subject: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:40 pm 
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hi guys, been browsing your forum for a wee while.
the problem i have is 08 territory .replaced the front window switch and the other three with new ones(ebay) .every now and then the drivers window refuses to work. all the others work. if i unplug the main switch itll start working again!!
ive pulled the drivers motor apart and its working fine.
any ideas?
its almost like it needs resetting?

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 Post subject: Re: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:33 pm 
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The main issue with ANY car electrical power window switch is the electrical contact points within.

Each time you push the button, it causes a small arc & deposits a spot of carbon on the contacts.
Which means window will go down but not up or visaversa.
This can be fixed by disassembling the switch & scrape the contacts clean, or just resort to vigorously poking the switch until it scrapes the carbon off & makes contact.

Also note (learn from my mistake) that the 2 separate metal contact points inside the switch can be different shapes slightly, so make sure if you pull it apart that the metal tabs go back in their correct side, or it won't work again.
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 Post subject: Re: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:28 pm 
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Rust Belt wrote:
The main issue with ANY car electrical power window switch is the electrical contact points within.

Each time you push the button, it causes a small arc & deposits a spot of carbon on the contacts.
Which means window will go down but not up or visaversa.
This can be fixed by disassembling the switch & scrape the contacts clean, or just resort to vigorously poking the switch until it scrapes the carbon off & makes contact.

Also note (learn from my mistake) that the 2 separate metal contact points inside the switch can be different shapes slightly, so make sure if you pull it apart that the metal tabs go back in their correct side, or it won't work again.


its a brand new switch! and works again when i unplug it.
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 Post subject: Re: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:07 am 
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Mad2 wrote:
what was wrong with the original switch?

now that was buggered. pulled it apart cleaned it several times .eventually it just stopped working.
the new switch worked great for 3 months .
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 Post subject: Re: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:34 pm 
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boozer-NZ wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
what was wrong with the original switch?

now that was buggered. pulled it apart cleaned it several times .eventually it just stopped working.
the new switch worked great for 3 months .




is there a window that is working not as it should? coz when you say you disconnect it & replug it in & it works . . . almost sounds like it's 'tripping out' :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:37 pm 
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Mad2 wrote:
boozer-NZ wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
what was wrong with the original switch?

now that was buggered. pulled it apart cleaned it several times .eventually it just stopped working.
the new switch worked great for 3 months .




is there a window that is working not as it should? coz when you say you disconnect it & replug it in & it works . . . almost sounds like it's 'tripping out' :roll:


now that you mention it....today the passengers window wouldnt work from the main switch but would work from its own switch...wtf
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 Post subject: Re: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:47 am 
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boozer-NZ wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
boozer-NZ wrote:
Mad2 wrote:
what was wrong with the original switch?

now that was buggered. pulled it apart cleaned it several times .eventually it just stopped working.
the new switch worked great for 3 months .




is there a window that is working not as it should? coz when you say you disconnect it & replug it in & it works . . . almost sounds like it's 'tripping out' :roll:


now that you mention it....today the passengers window wouldnt work from the main switch but would work from its own switch...wtf



i had a similar problem with the AU window switches ....... the internal switch contacts sound as tho they are getting a build up of carbon [from the arc/flash over when using switch]. never did figure out what to use on the contacts & now no longer have the mighty 'Ol yella.
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 Post subject: Re: 08 territory window switch
Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:55 am 
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Tripping an electrical circuit temporarily means there'd be a circuit breaker on that part of the loom.
Check a wiring diagram to confirm/deny.

Otherwise there's usually nothing on an electrical circuit to trip other than the fuse.

No circuit breaker & no blown fuses means the issue is with the switch.
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