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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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