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Fixing a loose window button on 98 V70

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Rsokk
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Year and Model: 1998 V70 2.4T
Location: Norway

Fixing a loose window button on 98 V70

Post by Rsokk »

Hi

The driverside windowswitch keept falling out of its socket all the time, so it was time to have a look and see what could be done.

For this repair/temp fix, you need

Pair of plyers

2 Staples about 11-12 mm wide

There are several other good guides to removing the window controll unit, so I'll just skip that part
The culprints, worn and bent plastic hinges
The culprints, worn and bent plastic hinges
This kind of staple, might need a little bending to get it right
This kind of staple, might need a little bending to get it right
place the staple behind the button and under its collar, then use a pair of plyers to bend it over the plastic hinges, dont tighten it to much, as you want to have some movement, and as little friction against the plastic as possible
place the staple behind the button and under its collar, then use a pair of plyers to bend it over the plastic hinges, dont tighten it to much, as you want to have some movement, and as little friction against the plastic as possible
Both buttons for the front done, note the position of the staples
Both buttons for the front done, note the position of the staples
Entire thing took about 10 minuttes, including cleaning of the contacts.

Note that this is a temporarily fix, while you looking for an proper replacement.

Have fun
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All fixed working and ready to go back into the car
All fixed working and ready to go back into the car
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