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    confused Faulty power window switches

    Hiya all.

    I've got a 2002 2.2 sri vectra c and in the year i've owned the car the power window switch on front passenger door has never been that brilliant, only working occasionally, until recently, now it won't work at all. In fact, the only button that does work that side is central locking and thats it. So now i'm having to resort to opening the window for my missus from the switches my side, which is fine.......but now the switches my side are starting to do the same and its hit and miss.....sometimes they work, sometimes they don't.

    In my opinion,the whole power window switches both sides (passenger & driver side) feel quite flimsy, unlike the switches in say a vectra b which felt a bit more robust.

    What i would like to know is.....Does anybody else think the same?

    Also is it just the switches that need replacing or is there a chance it could be electrical problem? (bearing in mind that the central locking and boot release buttons still work?)

    Are the switches easy to replace and are they expensive?

    Any information you could give me guys & girls would be appreciated. I've got a few niggles with me vectra at the mo and would like to get it sorted as the MOT is due in 7 weeks, plus i'm getting me ear bent every day virtually about it.....please help!!!!

    Thanx guys.

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    This is another 1 of vauxhalls common faults....do a search for fixing window switch...tells you how to clean the contacts...i done it..... it works

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    yeah as above clean the contacts inside the switches... simple & effective

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    2nd that i cleaned my switches also and they work perfectley.

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    Had the same problem. But on the drivers door. Mirrors. Didn't work window stopped working so went and got a new switches to find the connecter had come lose. This might not be the answer to your problem but just have a look first. Oh and the switches felt better on the old veccy b

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    Quote Originally Posted by axelf View Post
    This is another 1 of vauxhalls common faults....do a search for fixing window switch...tells you how to clean the contacts...i done it..... it works
    ****** hell guys.........that was quick....i'm well impressed. I'll give it a go this weekend when i get the time and will let you know....thanx again for ur help.

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    Yep should defo fix it mate...fixed my passenger window and lock.. A heard a guy using fine sand paper to clean them..but ****** that could damage them..a used a cotton bud nail polish remover..job done

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    Simple job to do mate, clean the contacts and should be as good as new

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    Silly question i know guys, but how do you get the switches out? do they pop out, or does the panels have to be taken off inside to get to them. thanks again for all ur input, you've been great!!

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    I've always losened the bottom half of the door car & pushed them out, i'm told you can just prise them out with a small flat driver.

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