Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous
If you experience an inoperative passenger power window after replacing the master switch (driver's side) with a Dorman 901017, here is a solution that worked for me:
1) Plug in the connector and trim the guide pin, (the longest pin), to just above flush using a good pair of diagonal cutters.
2) Use electrical tape to cover the exposed portions of the electrical components around the bottom of the switch and the guide pin.
The reason for doing this is that the door cavity is too shallow which causes the guide pin to press against the inside of the switch. The stress from the guide pin causes the internal contacts to become displaced. The reason for taping around the exposed conductive portions of the switch are to prevent possible grounding. The reason for taping the trimmed guide pin is to reduce unwanted vibration and noise.
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