[MR2] Door Power Window Switch
wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 14 14:00:59 EST 2010
Hi Jerry - do you mean that you were able to flood the switch with cleaner to get it to work? I too have the feeling that you can't really take these apart and yet am sure just cleaning the contacts would allow the thing to work.
When I realized that I now have **four** of these used igniters I realized that I have a problem ;-)
I have a used one in my car now; it has to have 25,000-30,000 miles on it. All the ones I have have 130K-200K on them (and I didn't mark which was which so it is the luck of the draw) , and since (remembering what Aaron said) they last about 200K I now wonder if it wouldn't have been smarter to simply bite the bullet, pay the $450 for a new one and be done with it.
But to answer your question yes I will be glad to sell you one, and I can take the coil off if you want. I think the igniter alone would fit in the $4.90 flat rate priority mail box and since P & P charged me $25 for each of these $30 should do it. But if you want it let me make sure it would fit in the $4.90 box first before committing to the price. I will test the one in my car before sending it to you.
I **really** need a bad one to use the distributor-to-igniter plug to replace the one the nimrod cut on my latest one. Otherwise I'll have to wait for mine to go.
BTW my old Mercedes - on its 2nd O2 sensor (about 100K on it) but original cat, passed our smog with flying colors last Nov. with 335,000 miles. I think the secret is driving the car enough each day to really heat things up (at last 15 miles). And if you have engine problems, like an oil issue - fix it promptly. Yesterday with Mr. 2 and engine idling in the garage while I am playing with the window, I saw a little puddle of water sitting in the exhaust pipes - you gotta drive them enough to evaporate the water each time or it sits in the cat and muffler. Sounds like you drive your car on good extended drives, too.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jerry Helman
To: wbrandt1 at sbcglobal.net
Cc: IMOC MR2 List
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: Door Power Window Switch
Bill; I had power window probs last summer w/my 85. The pass window would only go down. Would not come up with either door switch. I 1st went after the pass door, naturally. I removed the switch and was able to get it apart w/out ruining it. According to a pal who works for Toyota Canada, they are NOT made to come apart. I found the switch was very well made w/heavy duty copper contacts, and this one just needed cleaning out. 25 yrs of crud build up. It worked well after cleaning. I had a master drivers door switch in my used parts stash, so I installed it in the driver's door after flooding it with cleaner and blowing it out w/compressed air. All working well now. I tried to take apart the old master switch but only got far enough to dislodge the copper rocker contacts. No problem if I could get the entire switch apart, but the window lock button won't come off..I suspect it will have to be cut to get it off and access the innards. So it is now resting in my garage on the later shelf. I also had an igniter failure last season and installed the spare I had. I would feel safer if I had another spare. Would you be interested in selling/swapping one of your several spares? BTW, the igniter is removable from the coil, as I'm sure you know.
Jerry Helman/Senor Dos/1985 Mk1 w/ OEM Cat & O2 Sensor After 25 yrs.
(Had my final smog test last month.no more needed.at least here in Seattle)
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