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    Default Drivers door switch unit (windows, mirrors etc) dismantling Q.

    We were/are having problems with some of the switches not working properly in my Dad's Elite, and i put it down to the contacts...first i tried the passenger switch, dismantled it, cleaned the contacts and now it works perfectly...now its onto the main unit on the drivers side.

    My question is: Do the two screws need to be removed from the back of the switch before it can be taken apart?

    I have it removed from the door, and ive tried levering the 6 lugs/clips out from the sides but it still wont move, i just didnt want to force it or remove the screws if it was holding something together inside?

    Thanks in advance

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    Wouldn't it be easier just to buy a new switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Wouldn't it be easier just to buy a new switch?
    More than likely yes, are you offering to give me the extortionate ammount Vauxhall would want for it?

    I've sorted the passenger side switch for the cost of zero pounds and zero pence, and i intend to do the same with the drivers side if i can.

    So...the screws?
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    looking at the back of a new one i have, it seems that you may just have to prise up the 6 lugs around the side..that would seem the best way to start..I haven't taken this one apart as it's brand new, just paid 68 quid for it, so until i swap it over i won't take it apart for you....

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    Just Cured Mine, Blasted The Door Control Switches With A Light Wd40 Type Cleaner After It Got Drenched In The Last Deluge Of Rain When I Was Gettinginto / Out Of The Car. It Is Impossible To Avoid It Getting Wet, Anyhow You Need To Spray The Switches Covering The Whole Lot And Then Keep Pressing The Switches On/off To Get The "oil" In To Release The Damp, I Also Sprayed The Wiring Connections Near The Door Hinges And Where The Steel Bar Connection Goes Into The Door Internals Where I Presume The Door Open Switch Is Located, I Then Left This Overnight, Came To Open Up This Morning And It Worked First Time, Every Time, Then Gave It All Another Coating (also Down Into The Door Pins Just In Case).

    Good Luck.

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    All sorted now

    The two screws did have to be removed first before it could be dismantled (thanks to an ex Vauxhall tech on MSN for that info ), and also had to prise the rear window lock-out button off the switch...once done it was easily apart, cleaned both the board and rubber contact sheet with contact cleaner, re-assembled and chucked it back in the door...all fully functioning again

    Few minutes work and abit of contact cleaner, which i already had, and job sorted, for the sum of £0 and 0 pence

    GSi3.2 - Just out of curiosity, why did you replace yours?

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    sticky buttons.. that was all..i knew it was bad contacts but as we have several vectras and signums in the family i bought a new one knowing if i repaired the old one i could shelve it incase it's needed..

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