|02-10-2013 02:23 AM|
|toxic_waste||tried this fix for my passenger window switch & it works great, thanks|
|02-10-2013 01:24 AM|
Done, these posts are what make forums great! Thanks, Orange car dude!
The passenger side had been inop for a while, but when MY side stopped it was time.
If I can add a couple observations...
The flat bladed 'switch' pops up with a bit of force to get the ears UP out of the mounts, be gentle but firm.
Popping them back in needs care to keep the 'tongue' in the slot at the back contact (20/20 my finger! Need 20/40 is more like it!)
When testing, before re-assembly, I found that a couple fingernails on opposing corners to evenly apply downward pressure to the movable bits on the top allowed verification of the 'click'.
The white lever's 'tit' actuates the switch, and should alternate sides of the 'pip' on the switch you just put back in.
|11-24-2011 10:23 PM|
|11-21-2011 01:12 AM|
|veronaqueen||thanks a bunch! This'll be much easier than trying to drive from my working passenger-side heated seat.|
|04-25-2011 05:28 PM|
|yellowsvtzx5||worked like a charm one stayed on all the time and was unplugged, the other worked but you had to hold your tongue just right to get it to shut off! fixed both. the tension adjustment is the key! great info.|
|02-09-2011 08:18 AM|
Thanks for the write up.
|02-07-2011 04:16 PM|
You might be screwed .
|02-07-2011 01:34 PM|
I lost one of the metal springs while trying to fix it. It presumably flew off somewhere when I was bending it. Anyway, I can't find it. What can I use as a replacement or will I have to end up just buying a new switch from Ford?
Edit: not a traditional spring, just the metal piece that you recommended making more springy again
|01-04-2011 07:28 PM|
Yeah, this was a super helpful thread. I repaired my drivers side one a few months ago using this as a guide. A heads up to anybody looking to repair one of these switches, probably the hardest part was just getting the switch apart so you can tweak it. As mentioned above, there are 4 plastic tabs holding the separate housings together and they are NOT meant to come apart. I finally got it apart by using an electric drill and a small bit to carefully "axe" out the tabs, it slid apart cleanly after that. This will make more sense once you actually have it in your hands.
Thanks for the thread man, it was fun to get it working again!
|01-04-2011 05:54 PM|
|OrangeSVTguy||Thanks everyone! I'm glad that everyone is still finding this useful.|
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