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Drivers door power window switch repair

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Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Post by mecheng » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:27 pm

Unfortunately it's not that pin. I'm not sure how the pins came out of their housing but I can't get them back in. There is no obvious way they lock. Anybody else have this issue? Or does anybody have an extra top switch section hanging around. The switches work perfect otherwise
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Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Post by dstraw » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:09 am

This worked for me!! Definitely recommend you try this before trying to remove the whole motor assembly from the door.



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Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Post by bjoerniii » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:56 pm

mecheng wrote:Unfortunately it's not that pin. I'm not sure how the pins came out of their housing but I can't get them back in. There is no obvious way they lock. Anybody else have this issue? Or does anybody have an extra top switch section hanging around. The switches work perfect otherwise
I had this issue just today, where I repaired the passengers switch which wouldn't lift the window up anymore.
The little spring which popped out was essentially the reason for the malfunction.
I managed to fix it by bending one end of the spring, inserting that end into the switch and then bending the end again such that it wouldn't pop out anymore.

After reassembling the window switch worked again.
Anyway, the door lock switch was kind of blocked now, which also blocks trunk/fuel switch at the drivers side.
Another 15 minutes playing around with the switch and more carefully reassembling it, everything works fine now.
If it fails again, I will replace it.
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Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Post by Drewdibble » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:13 am

Sorry to dig this thread up but I'm having the same problem and wanted to as a question. Of the three wiring bundles underneath, the two next to each other look similar. Are they as simple as 1 for front and and 1 for rear windows? Ideally I'd like to switch them so I can put my drivers side window up using the rear switches!

Thanks for any help!



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Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Post by alfatango1 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:04 pm

Just now the rear passenger window is stuck on the down position. Can't get out to go up at the drivers or passenger door. Where should I start?



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Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Post by copetal » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:01 am

Realize my 2001 V70 is one year newer than this forum, but I have a similar problem and couldn't find any help in the 2001+ forum: driver's window doesn't operate when engine is running; operates with engine is off.
The 2001 controller has circuit board and rubber touch pad instead of the brass fingers and I cleaned all the surfaces, e.g., orange circles, on both but window still doesn't operate when engine is running.
Thoughts?
Thanks.
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Also, no obvious bad solder points on the board.
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Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Post by wizechatmgr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 pm

copetal wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:01 am
Realize my 2001 V70 is one year newer than this forum, but I have a similar problem and couldn't find any help in the 2001+ forum: driver's window doesn't operate when engine is running; operates with engine is off.
The 2001 controller has circuit board and rubber touch pad instead of the brass fingers and I cleaned all the surfaces, e.g., orange circles, on both but window still doesn't operate when engine is running.
Thoughts?
Thanks.
IMG_2135-25.jpg
Also, no obvious bad solder points on the board.
IMG_2136.jpg
Looks like yours likely drives relays, our -~2000 years actually engage the motors directly through our switch. Sometimes the types of contacts like the ones you have will end up with crap on them and no amount of alcohol, etc seems to get them clean. The other possibility is the relays that actually drive your door motors could be at fault or the wiring to/fro.
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Re: Drivers door power window switch repair

Post by abscate » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:14 am

Part options as of 2019

OEM Volvo $176
Aftermarket. $145
SwitchDoctor from Amazon $25


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