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my project for this afternoon is to fix the switch that turns on my interior lights when the driver's door opens. it only works when i wiggle the switch, so i think it's just a loose ground wire or something. can anyone tell me how to take that switch out? i've attached a picture to be more clear



thanks!
 

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I have no idea how to fix it. but, mine was on the fritz for like 2 weeks. Then got into the car one day and poof it works. Unfortunately since my drivers side light began working my vacuum system began failing.
 

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There are locking tabs behind it. See if you can wedge in a firm piece of plastic (old credit card, stiff cardboard, etc) with a strong edge to "push" the locking tabs inwards (towards the switch), from both sides (up and down). I don't want to say screw driver because that could scratch the paint. If you see the photo below the switch on your car is locked in place similarly.

The replacement units are much easier to remove, and have the disable function (pull the pin out) to temporarily disable the switch (working on the car with the door open and key in ignition will make the buzzer go off, pulling on this pin on the new version "cuts" the circuit temporarily). Upon closing the door the switch is reset to original configuration.

 

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There are locking tabs behind it. See if you can wedge in a firm piece of plastic (old credit card, stiff cardboard, etc) with a strong edge to "push" the locking tabs inwards (towards the switch), from both sides (up and down). I don't want to say screw driver because that could scratch the paint. If you see the photo below the switch on your car is locked in place similarly.

The replacement units are much easier to remove, and have the disable function (pull the pin out) to temporarily disable the switch (working on the car with the door open and key in ignition will make the buzzer go off, pulling on this pin on the new version "cuts" the circuit temporarily). Upon closing the door the switch is reset to original configuration.

perfect! thanks for the help, this should hopefully be an easy fix :D
 

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Always learning something new. Like the new functionality it can have :thumbsup:
 
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