I am trying to replace the housing for the power window switches. It is a plastic rectangle, about 1.5" by 3" and has 5 openings for the switches. It fits into the door handle.Does anyone know what it is called? I can't seem to find it at any of the parts distributors?
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All the windows are powered by one circuit breaker( on the fuse panel, capped with a metal housing. 1/4 inch wide X 3/4 inch long). I've never had to change one. If any window goes down, The window that doesn't has a bad motor or regulator. If none go down, most likely a bad master switch/ Drivers switch.
First check the power window relay in the engine compartment fuse box near your battery. It is slot 37. Try wiggling it and then trying your windows. If that doesn't work, remove and insert the relay and try your window. If it still does not work replace the relay. Normally it makes a clicking sound when you use power windows. Some cars have circuit breakers there instead of relays so just swtich it back on.
If that doesn't work you will need to clean or replace the switches. Pry on the switch bank with a screwdriver on the top and bottom edges. This should lift up all the switches and the housing underneath. There are 3 wiring harness connectors. Label which goes with the circuit board connectors. Now clean the switches using contact cleaner and reinstall. If it doesn't work then replace the switch bank at the dealer. It is a common replacement item for the 1995 Volvo 850.
Remove the retaining screws from the door inside handle cup.
If equipped with armrest courtesy lamps, remove the lens, detach the bulb and wiring assembly from the pull cup and remove the pull cup.
Working through the pull cup opening, disconnect the remote lock rod from the lock knob.
Remove the retaining screw and the remote mirror bezel nut from the power window regulator housing switch plate, if equipped.
Raise the plate to expose the window switch and power door lock switch and disconnect the switches.
Remove the retaining screws from the armrest finish panel.
Remove the retaining screws from the armrest and remove the armrest.
Using a suitable trim pad removal tool, carefully pry the trim panel plastic push pin retainers from the door inner panel.
NOTE: Do not use the trim panel to pry the clips from the door inner panel. Replace any bent, damaged or missing push pins.
Disconnect the radio speaker wiring, if equipped.
Remove the trim panel and watershield.
If the door panel is to be replaced, transfer the plastic push pins to the new panel. Make sure that the watershield is positioned correctly to the door sheet metal. Remove the door pull handle from the old panel and transfer to the new one.
Position the door panel loosely to the door belt opening and route the wiring harness through the appropriate access holes in the panel.
Connect the radio speaker, if equipped.
Align the plastic push pins on the door panel to the holes in the door sheet metal and press the pins into place.
Install the armrest and route the window regulator, remote mirror cable and power lock harness through the access hole.
Install the armrest finish panel.
Install the power window regulator switch plate housing to the armrest connecting the power window switch, power door lock switch and remote mirror bezel nut, if equipped, prior to securing the retainer screw.
Connect the lock remote rod to the lock knob retainer boss.
NOTE: Make sure that the remote rod is fully seated into the retainer boss, then function manually or with the power switch to ensure smooth operation of the lock knob.
Install the bulb and wiring assembly.
Install the lamp lens, if equipped, and the pull cup.
On 1990–91 vehicles, install the speaker grille.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Fig. 1: Front door panel — 1990–91 vehicles
Fig. 2: Rear door panel — 1989–91 vehicles
If removing the driver's door panel, remove the nut from the outside rearview mirror control switch.
Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front.
Fig. 3: Front door panel — 1992–98 vehicles
Fig. 4: Rear door panel — 1992–98 vehicles
Fig. 5: Remove the window regulator switch housing by gently prying up, starting at the front
Detach all connectors from the switch housing.
Remove the door inside handle cup.
Remove the push pin from the door trim panel upper front extension and remove the screw.
Remove the lower self-tapping screw retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel.
Fig. 6: Detach the switch housing electrical connector and remove the housing
Fig. 7: Remove the door inside handle cup
Fig. 8: Remove the screws from the door panel in the front and on the upper extension
On Grand Marquis, pry up the screw covers from the door pull handle and remove the screws and handle.
Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel.
Fig. 9: There are also retaining screws located in the map pocket as well as . . .
Fig. 10: . . . along the bottom edge of the door panel
Disconnect the necessary wire harnesses and remove the panel.
Connect the wire harnesses to the door panel, as necessary.
Install the door panel by pushing in and down until it snaps into place.
Install all self-tapping screws retaining the door trim panel to the door inner panel.
On Grand Marquis, install the door pull handle, tighten the screws and install the screw covers.
Install the push pin covering screw on the panel upper front extension.
Install the inside door handle cup.
Install the window regulator switch housing and install the nut on the outside rearview mirror control switch, if removed.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Fig. 11: Lift the door panel upward and snap out the panel to remove it from the door
Fig. 12: Rotate the door marker lamp bulb and remove it from the door panel
Fig. 13: Detach the connectors for the trunklid and fuel door release switches
Fig. 14: Slide the relay connector off of the door panel and remove the door panel from the vehicle
I am assuming that the switch from the drivers side will roll the window down and up for all windows, so this is going to be a worn out or defective window switch in the passenger door. These are quite easy to change, and can get the part from the dealer for usually at or around $50.
The armrest cover will pop up where the switch is with a little effort, flip the cover over and remove the plug to the switch. The switch has usually 4 tabs that will need to be pried gently back and the switch housing will release. Install the new switch housing, attach wire plugs, and it's plug and play! This will correct the problem.
Window and lock switches use a small plastic piece that presses down on metal tabs. These plastic parts wear out, or I have even seen them get hot and melt if pressed and held down by kids playing with the window buttons.
Open the passenger side door & wiggle the harness while pressing the button. If it works then there's a broken wire inside the rubber harness. If not check the passenger side switch for power. Use a test light to verify it switches from up to down. If it doesn't replace the switch.
I have a 93 town car, same thing happened. DO NOT PRY ANYTHING !!! You should remove the door panel and you will see screws that hold the switches in place . Poor design for them to have metal screws going into cheap plastic. Some jb weld should do the trick,
The Housing for the Switches in the Door Just Pops Out and the Switches are all Seperate. Just take out the one that you need to replace and get another switch at Your Auto Parts Store. If they do not Carry them you may need to go to the Dealership Parts Counter for the Switch. Please Rate my Response, I need all the Help That I can Get! Thanks!