Q: Power Window Switches
First the scenario – I took apart the back portion of the interior to attend to the power window switch (as well as a really shaky window). I re-seated the single switch (3 prong) to the “female” receptor and tried it again… no good. Then I simply put a little pressure on the switch and receptor with my fingers and it worked… if I take the pressure off it don’t. So now for the question… is it the switch or the receptor?
Any one experience this or had experience with the switches?
A: most likely the problem is the wiring connector and the plastic base that holds it. the hairpin type wiring connector loses tension after it is overheated( usually due to a poor connection or a binding motor or window).I would first check the switch pins and clean them with a scotchbrite pad. Next is to disassemble the plastic connector harness. remove the small screws and carefully lift out the wiring and connectors. Squeeze the connector togeather at the point where it slides onto the switch post this will retension the connector when reassembled . As with any electrical work ,disconnect power(battery) first. a little electrical no-corode at the terminal will help to maintain the contact.
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