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Dear Experts, I am the 2nd owner of a 1992 Suzuki Vitara XLS [cabrio] and I Love it! But...lately it has developed two very bad drivers window [electric] will wind the window problem..but now I have to play with the rocker switch over and over again..or slap the door panel to make it go back up again. Yesterday..for no turn signal lights stopped working...but when I smacked the steering wheel in frustration..they suddenly popped back on again. I have checked fuses...went to a local garage and they said I need a new starter..[!!!!] but I just put one in about 5 months ago so I skipped that advice and came here. How much to replace the window switch [drivers side] and where should I look to see what is wrong with my blinker lights and why smacking the steering wheel makes them work again. Thank You ...

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The window can be :
1 mechanically jammed, (as all 1992 suzuki love to do)
2: electrical faults, if motor has 12vdc up, then its #1

turns sigs, funky.
the COMBO switch is bad, or the wire connector to it is bad.
easy no? the voltmeter again finds this truth.

we cant tell you parts and labor prices, all over planet earth
IMPOSSIBLE question nor would anyone try and look silly.

what we do in USA (are you) is call 3 shops and ask price.
labor varies by shop,town,country, and luck
same for parts.
the only place on earth with fixed prices is N.Korea.

why ask the blind for advice?
the only advice is to
1:learn to fix cars, (diagnose)
2: or tell you to find a shop that you can afford,,,
my guess, the mech heard the starter make a bad sound,.
but who knows, we can hear here in internet bunny land.
at all.

ps; when you buy and old car , they all have problems like this,.
all do.
ITS old.

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I sounds as though there is an electrical or earthing fault somewhere in the system .. hitting the steering wheel 'shocks' something into working again (I do the same on my jeep ...).

Some sound advice is to go and see an auto electrician. It's well worth paying him to check the car for you as it really does save time and hassle. Let him find the fault for you.

For the life of me I can't see why you would need a new starter motor.

A window switch isn't expensive. Look on Ebay:
140results for suzuki vitara window switch

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SOURCE: sometimes if my right front window won't go up or down, and I smack the window itself it will. Sometimes when it does work after I smack it, it goes real slow. I don't know if there is a loose conne

Replace the window motor. Motor has intermittant open "jarred" by smacking the door. Hope this helps

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SOURCE: can't find the fuse box under the driver's side dash on my 2000 suzuki grand vitara. my radio/clock not working and dome light does not come on when the driver's side door is opened.

Its below the Dashboard, on the left side of your knee. You have to use a torch & locate it from under the Dashboard, Its roughly near to the Clutch Pedal.
Here, it looks like this: (The Black one is the Fuse box) ba18901.jpg

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