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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-05-05, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys. My Eb Ghia is being a bit strange at the moment. The front drivers side window wont move. The Left front is fine. The back Left wont work. The Drivers back works. I am just wondering if it may be the main switch near the transmission that is faulty or should I be looking elsewhere?? Any ideas would be great. Thank you.

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Re: Eb Ghia Windows Wont Work. Help!!!!

If the problem has just surfaced, that is two windows becoming innoperable,
I would imagine the console switch bank would be the first place to check the contacts. I have had this in my Fairlane. I had at some time spilled drink around the window switches and a cleanout finished with some contact spray
solved my prroblem. Good luck!
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Re: Eb Ghia Windows Wont Work. Help!!!!

Also, these switch packs are known for having the solder joints fail. Contacts get burnt, heat up as current passes through them, solder detriorates and eventually the joint fails under load.

Recommend removing switch pack and dismantling contacts (careful you don't lose the little springs inside!) and give them a good clean. Then check the solder joints under a magnifying glass - look for tiny cracks, or the surface no longer being smooth and shiny. If in any doubt, rework them. It is best to get some desoldering wick (from Jaycar or Dick Smiths - they can tell you how to use it) to remove the old solder (basically you sit the wick on the solder, heat other side of the wick with the iron, then it melts the solder and sucks it into the wick. Then resolder the joints. But make sure everything is super clean before you solder (metho will work, isopropyl alcohol is better) to ensure the best joint possible.
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