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    Default Refurbed Seat Switch

    Driver Side Seat Switch ceased to function. The seat was locked in a position that could be utilized (Albeit somewhat uncomfortably) by my Wife and eldest Son, I however could not get into the car…

    2 screws to remove the Switch.

    Removed the contacts with a small amount of screwdriver persuasion. Used a marker to make dots where they made contact to ease reassembly.

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    Removed cardboard insulator.

    Removed the center section by depressing the clips with a pick and jiggling it out.


    Used a small pick to pop the 4 clips from the switch body.

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    Lots of leetle pieces.

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    Used some contact cleaner and a clean rag to clean all the contacts

    The “rocker” contacts were filthy & pitted, used some 220 grit on them (would have preferred something finer but that was all that was on hand). Finished them off with some contact cleaner.

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    Same process on the 4 pins in the main body.


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    Could not find my Conductive Grease so I reassembled it dry.

    Carefully reassembled the unit, used hemos to reinstall the rockers.

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    It now works great.


    (Of course I found the Conductive Grease right after I reinstalled it)….
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    ah, so thats how to get them completely apart. I've pulled the rubber cover and the paddles off before and just poked in there with a pick to scrape them clean enough to work. Next time I have one go flaky I'll pull it completely apart so maybe it will stay fixed. Every few years the one on the Towncar goes goofy. Or maybe it dies in 2 weeks and I only notice it every few years when I have to move the seat for some reason.

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    Aero ones are much easier to get apart... but about the same amount of little bits that like to disappear. Reassembly is definitely a balancing act.

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    Whale ones have small dumbell rollers, and contacts set in plastic. You can guess what happens to the plastic when the contacts get hot.

    Alex.

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    Cool Jim...Hope I dont have to rip into one of these. lol
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