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2000 Outback Door switch panel problem

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#1 Carl


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Posted 18 August 2004 - 04:41 PM

The switch for the driver side window is failing. You have to pull hard on it to get it to move the window up. Is their anything to do short of replacing the entire door switch panel?

#2 gbhrps


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Posted 18 August 2004 - 08:27 PM

Get some electrical contact cleaner spray from Radio Shack or your auto parts store. Tape up a flat bladed screw driver (To prevent scratching the plastic panels) and pry up the plastic panel that holds the power window switches in the arm rest. From the bottom of the switch and from the top, spray liberal amounts into the switch and cycle the switch many times to try and clean the contacts inside. Do this with the ignition turned off! Allow ample time for the fluid to evaporate from inside the switch, turn on the ignition and give it a try. You may have to repeat the process several times. If it works, great. If it doesn't, its time to replace the switch, which should be fairly obvious as to how to do at this stage, since you already have it apart. Good luck!

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