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Replace the window control switch on a 1998 Lincoln Towncar

Need detailed info on how to disassemble, replace and reassemble the master control switch located on the drivers (side) door.

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  • Gibson Cobb Dec 11, 2008

    Thanks for your help. There are 4 controls under the simulated wood Aluminim plate but I don't know how to get this plate off without bending it. I don't know if these Controls/switches are all in one assembly or separates controls. They are the outside mirrows, window lock bar, window control switch and door lock switch/bar. These bar switches are off/on switches.



    I suppose this plate will prise up with a small screwdriver.

    Thanks again.



    Gibson Cobb

  • badam98 Mar 29, 2009

    how can you tell if the switch is bad or the motor

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There are several kinds on these cars. first, unhook negitive battery cable. if it has screws, simply unscrew them and pull out panel. unplug switch and replace. another kind is snapped in place. take small flat head screwdriver and carefully pry it up and out. if you are to afraid to do this, fearing it might break, have a pro do it. good luck.

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