Power window switch. - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-01-04, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
5 Litres of Fun
fairmont1998's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia.
Age: 41
Posts: 417
Power window switch.

In my EL Fairmont the auto down feature of the drivers power window switch is playing up. Most times the switch sticks in the down position, particularly when it's hot in the car. I thought about replacing the switch assembly but couldn't stop laughing for hours after Ford told me the replacement price... over $200!!!
Has anyone got a fix for a sticking switch? Or suggestions?
If I can't get it to work I'll find a way to disable it so you have to hold the switch, just like the other three, so it can't stick again.
fairmont1998 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-01-04, 04:58 PM
mmm..Vee 8
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 32
Posts: 496
Re: Power window switch.

im not too sure if this can be done on the EF/EL, but on my XF Ghia i pulled apart the switch and used contact cleaner to clean it when it stopped working, due to a poor design (and mounted in the door) it filled with crud and stopped working. And yes, ford quoted me about $200 for a new switch for my XF as well!.

First Ever Car - '84 XF Fairmont Ghia....Big Luxo Tank, Just Gotta Love that Velour!
Previous Ride- '87 XF S Pak...Now Retired with 305,000 on the clock!
Previous Ride-'99 AU Falcon S,Got sick of the 6...Need a V8!

5/1994 ED Futura Classic 5.0 in Polyneisan Green - One of the last ever built
Extreme_2020 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-02-04, 09:31 PM
Teh Pimp
One Ford Drone's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Kurmond, NSW
Age: 29
Posts: 311
Re: Power window switch.

Pull it out, pull it apart. I haven't looked at it thoroughly enough yet but that was because I lashed out the money for a new set. I think it it just because of a little plastic bit that snaps, shouldn't be hard to fix.

One Ford Drone is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Interior | Electrical | ECU
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
93 Escort 1.9L cooling fan switch? Hectic Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri 2 05-21-04 09:40 PM
Express window down switch for ute loges xr8 Interior | Electrical | ECU 2 05-12-04 04:24 AM
Sierra Sapphire electrical power loss RustyFox Ford Escort | Ford Laser | Ford TX3 | Ford Sierra | Mercury Capri 5 02-11-04 12:23 PM
U.S. Ford-Dodge ad battle is a truck, TV power play Stacy94PGT Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel 1 01-17-04 04:09 PM
Bigger Power Stroke diesel engine to drive '03 Ford heavy-duty pickups Stacy94PGT Diesel Tech 0 06-05-02 07:24 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome