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Re: Window lockout switch wont stay down

On Fri, 21 Nov 97 18:01:37 -0800 Michael Williams <daserde@ucla.edu>
>This is kinda strange.  in my 85 4kQ, the rear window lockout switch 
>stay down.  There seems to no longer be the stop that holds it in the 
>contact position.  so now whenever someone sits in the back, i have to 
>hold down the switch.  And i cant lower the right rear window from the 
>front and am starting to have problems with the other rear too...
>anyone have some info?
Yes I do!  When I bought my 85 5000S, the button was in the same
condition as yours.  Being owned by a cowboy from Australia, it
was not repaired in the recommended manner but it worked.  That
switch just opens the circuit to the rear switches.  It was jumped with
a Scotch-Lok across the two wires.  It is still that way.  If you don't
mind having power to them all the time, it's a good fix.  If you want to
fix it right, I may have an extra switch I'd sell you.

As for the switches not working, it's probably the switches that
are not working.  Try some electrical parts cleaner in an aerosol
can.  If that doesn't work you can disassemble the switches and
scrape the contacts to remove corrosion.  This usually fixes them.

Paul Anderson, Cheyenne, WY  Private email:AndersonPaul@juno.com