Re: 97 850 power window control panel
"Mike F" <"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote in message
> Steve wrote:
> > Well no matter how many times I warned her, my wife continued to spill
> > coffee on the control panel located just under the cup holders.
> > Guess what? The windows do not work quite right any more. Surprise!!
> > had the sales man and owner of the place where we bought the car tell my
> > wife the replacement part would cost ~$500 when we bought the
> > Anyway before I spend that money I would like to pull the panel off and
> > if I can clean it.
> > I looked at the unit and can not figure out how to pull it off--I tried
> > gently pry it up, however it did not seem to want to come out.
> > Do I need to remove the entire console? How does it come apart?
> > Thanks!
> You can clean inside the switches without removing the panel. If you
> rock the individual switch in one direction, then pry on the raised end,
> it will pop right out. (I use the screwdriver blade on my Swiss army
> knife, as it's rounded and doesn't mark the plastic.) Under the rocker
> is 2 each of springs, (may stay in the rocker, just leave them there,)
> ball bearings and contact plates. Remove the balls (you don't need to
> do anything with them) and clean the contact point on the plates. Then
> clean the contact points in the bottom of the switch. Set the plates
> in, place the balls down in the middle, then snap the rocker with the
> springs held in place with grease back into place.
> Mike F.
> Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.
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