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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:40 pm

Ha. I had to epoxy the hooks back on when I did mine. Sure is nice having a fully operational window again though.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:16 pm

Unfortunately there were no top hooks still functional even the first time I pulled it a couple years ago to replace the outside handle assy. There's just so much weight in the door panel assembly, it doesn't seem to hold up very well after so many years of shutting, maybe too hard some times.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:48 pm

Welp, it seems my switch finally took a poop. It will always go down, but it will only sometimes go up (usually if I push hard). I'm pretty sure it's the switch because I don't hear it clicking when it doesn't go up, and the fact that you have to push hard. The problem is, I don't have heated seats, and the cheapest switches I can find are with the heated seat, so my option is to either swap out that panel with a new one (included) for >$60, buy a passenger side switch and hope that the internals swap over for >$25, or buy the right switch for <$70. What would you all do?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:14 pm

You can disassemble your switch and clean the contacts. You need to be careful about it, but it's very do-able.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:58 pm

We fixed the switch on my '96 camaro just by cleaning up the contacts and making sure all the connections were good. Everything was corroded and loose. Kind of a pain and Im sure the Riv is a little bit moreso but 1/2 - 1 hr of labor beats paying $70
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:19 pm

Abaddon wrote:
They pry off. VERY carefully. They clip on to two little pegs on either side. The rockers have 2 little holes with very thin plastic around them...
They pry off, right... The sad thing is that all the pictures are gone and nobody on the whole planet can explain how to remove/unclip those rockers safely. And I know that I have to (and I will) break mine to remove them. Well, may be just one of them.
Good bye, switch rocker...
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:17 pm

DeepFrozen wrote:

Abaddon wrote:
They pry off. VERY carefully. They clip on to two little pegs on either side. The rockers have 2 little holes with very thin plastic around them...

They pry off, right... The sad thing is that all the pictures are gone and nobody on the whole planet can explain how to remove/unclip those rockers safely. And I know that I have to (and I will) break mine to remove them. Well, may be just one of them.
Good bye, switch rocker...

I got a used driver side switch off eBay from a junkyard in the Boston area - I am *very* happy with it, it works better than the one on the car ever did.

BTW the mirror/heat switch is **separate** from the window/lock switch, on either side (driver or pass). Easiest way is to pull the entire door panel (25 or 30T torx screws in the pull handle and a few screws on the door panel, one by the pull handle and another couple on the tops of the front and rear edges up by the window), it then just lifts off. Unplug the various wires and then just unscrew the switches from the mounting bosses with a phillips, #1 I think. As for the switch itself, check ebay... really... I am seeing $75 or less for driver side, $40 or less passenger side.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:42 pm

Used parts are lottery. If there is a chance of fixing, I prefer to fix things myself or break them trying smile

BTW, look: Side View Mirror Control Adjust Switch for Buick Riviera Oldsmobile Aurora 25606276
http://s.aliexpress.com/Vneu2Yvm?fromSns=Copy to clipboard
(from AliExpress Android)
For that price worth buying just to refresh the appearance smile
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Driver's Side Door Window/Lock Switch Internals   Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:33 pm

DeepFrozen wrote:
Used parts are lottery. If there is a chance of fixing, I prefer to fix things myself or break them trying smile

BTW, look: Side View Mirror Control Adjust Switch for Buick Riviera Oldsmobile Aurora 25606276
http://s.aliexpress.com/Vneu2Yvm?fromSns=Copy to clipboard
(from AliExpress Android)
For that price worth buying just to refresh the appearance smile

I'm finding that used parts are not so much a lottery as they used to be... there is some risk.
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