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Old 1st October 2009
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Default Window Switch Removal - 2005 9-3

On my 2005 9-3, the driver side window switch needs to be rehab'd or replaced. How can I remove it? Remove the door panel or can I just pop out the assembly? And if it's a pop out, where do I apply the pressure from to pop it out, as I don't want to break it?
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I have an 05 linear. My drivers window switch was not working properly.
I'd have to press it really hard to get it to go down and it would not always work. I tried a product I had on hand since I do some amateur audio/video work. The product is called "Calilube MCL" It's a moving contact lubricant made for conductive plastics and carbon based controls. I was able to insert the plastic spray nozzle into the sides of the switch and worked the switch up and down several times, then repeated the spraying and working the switch up and down. I wiped off the excess with a paper towel. It fixed the switch and that was two months ago and the switch is still working perfect. I think I bought the Calilube on a website called "Parts Express" which is a electronic parts house.
Might be around $8.00 or you might find it at a local hardware store?
It's cheaper and easier than replacing the switch.
Hope this helps.
ps: be careful using any spray that is not compatible with plastics.
Some sprays actually melt the plastic it comes in contact with but the Calilube is designed for use on plastics.
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Thanx, I'll give that lubricant a shot, but I'm still interested in the easiest way to remove the switch to rehab or replace.
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to make sure you don't break anything, you need to remove the door panel. pop off the cover on the pull handle, remove the 2 torx under there, and pop the panel off.
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I have an 05 linear. My drivers window switch was not working properly.
I'd have to press it really hard to get it to go down and it would not always work. I tried a product I had on hand since I do some amateur audio/video work. The product is called "Calilube MCL" It's a moving contact lubricant made for conductive plastics and carbon based controls. I was able to insert the plastic spray nozzle into the sides of the switch and worked the switch up and down several times, then repeated the spraying and working the switch up and down. I wiped off the excess with a paper towel. It fixed the switch and that was two months ago and the switch is still working perfect. I think I bought the Calilube on a website called "Parts Express" which is a electronic parts house.
Might be around $8.00 or you might find it at a local hardware store?
It's cheaper and easier than replacing the switch.
Hope this helps.
ps: be careful using any spray that is not compatible with plastics.
Some sprays actually melt the plastic it comes in contact with but the Calilube is designed for use on plastics.
Praise you brother!
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I also wanted to thank you for this. I was looking into a new switch too.

I didn't have electrical contact lube spray but I did have electrical contact cleaner (plastic safe) sprayed that in, rocked the switch back and forth. I almost gave up but it's working now. Awesome.
I believe I bought this electrical contact cleaner years ago from Auto Zone, should be able to find it at any auto parts store (originally used it to clean MAF sensor).

Now I just have to fix my door lock switch. this method did not fix it.
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My main window switch stopped working driver's window only. The other three work. I can hear the motor relay click on the door. Any ideas?
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Sounds like your window motor is bad. I would take the motor out and see if you can get it to run. Or just get a new motor and see if that fixes it, can usually take it back if it doesn't.
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Sounds like your window motor is bad. I would take the motor out and see if you can get it to run. Or just get a new motor and see if that fixes it, can usually take it back if it doesn't.
So I do notice the lights dim slightly and the voltage drop a bit when I press the button. So I think you're right that the motor must be seized/stuck.

No other issues with the window going up and down though.

Where can I buy a motor and then return it?? Dealer? Autozone?
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