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Old 02-07-2011, 04:16 PM   #31
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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

You might be screwed .
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:18 AM   #32
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You might be screwed .
I went in and ordered a passenger switch for $22. I'm going to use the two 'broken' switches to salvage one usable one and I should be good to go.

Thanks for the write up.
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Old 04-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #33
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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.
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thanks a bunch! This'll be much easier than trying to drive from my working passenger-side heated seat.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:23 PM   #35
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thanks a bunch! This'll be much easier than trying to drive from my working passenger-side heated seat.
Lol. Not to mention much safer Glad it worked out for you!
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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.

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tried this fix for my passenger window switch & it works great, thanks
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Lol. Not to mention much safer Glad it worked out for you!
Thanks again for the post, OrangeSVTguy. Very helpful.

I'd add two things:

1) if you end up getting to Step 3, I'd recommend cleaning off the contact (with baking soda or something similar). Also, there will be a bit of grease at the base of the contact (I'm guessing to reduce wear on the metal).

2) I also found that adjusting the copper tab (Step 4) proved to be the most help for my situation.

Thanks!
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so there is a flaw in them. no wonder everybody is snatching these up used.
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