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Old 04-18-08, 06:25 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Isn't that the switch for the auto function that the topic is about ?
No, the auto down feature is integrated into the switch on the driver's switch itself (you can feel it engage when you push down on the drivers side button). The on/off at the bottom is the child safety switch.

The topic at hand is the replacement switch for when the child safety switch breaks off (the on/off button at the bottom). When this button breaks, only the driver's side window will go down. This DIY was created to show how to make the child safety button work again, with the aid of aluminum foil.
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Ok, thanks, so I think this is not my pb as the passenger window work... Well, I don't know why the back windows do not works... The last owner told me he disabled it for children, has he been so dumb do disconnect the motors or did he lie :s Cause my fuse are OK...
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You are a good man Ben, you saved me from quite an annoyance. Worked like a charm.
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fixed this problem this weekend. I ripped the door apart and soldered the two contact points together with a piece of wire and now all the windows word perfectly! so good to finally have working windows again and especially for the summer!
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This thread saved me a lot of hate and discontent!

Thanks!

I thought my F/P side motor went out today. Then noticed nothing else but the F/D side window worked. Thought it was a relay. Nope!
Thought it was a short. Nope
So I do a search here and what do I find? This thread.

Stuffed aluminum foil in the empty slot where the rocker switch used to be.Problem solved!

Now I just have to take a few hours to figure how to put the motor contraption back in place in passenger door.
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This thread saved me a lot of hate and discontent!

Thanks!

I thought my F/P side motor went out today. Then noticed nothing else but the F/D side window worked. Thought it was a relay. Nope!
Thought it was a short. Nope
So I do a search here and what do I find? This thread.

Stuffed aluminum foil in the empty slot where the rocker switch used to be.Problem solved!

Now I just have to take a few hours to figure how to put the motor contraption back in place in passenger door.
I know this is an old thread, but I'm happy that my once broken window switch is now fully functional! Money saved and only time spent. Hopefully, someone else can benefit by this today.
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Old 11-25-08, 10:15 PM   #52 (permalink)
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why cant i see the pictures posted in this DIY
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I Finally got all my windows to work perfectly. =]

thanks for the DIY
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My drivers window was rolling down on it's own, and not going up. Then I got it up, turned the car off and pulled the keys out (no power to car), windows rolls down, kinda creepy. Anyways, I got a new window switch, wrong color but will work for now. I assume I just need to remove the door panel, remove some screws and unplug the two harnesses and voi·là,..right??? Am I correct???
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Sup I had to register and thank the genuis that came up with the aluminum foil trick..... I just tried it and it works like a charm saved me $$$$ and frustraion! PRECIATE IT!!!! I'll be a regular on this site just bought a 95" legend my 1st Acura ... had to have one love the body style.
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The foil, the push, the cover....the other 3 windows open
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Hi I have the same problem with my 91 legend, only F/D and sun roof open, I came across this post about the other windows not working was wondering if anyone could give me a detailed explanation of how to use the tin foil to temporarily fix the problem.

Thanks so much!!!
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Does anyone have a photo showing the conact points that need to be bridged to bypass a broken safety switch?
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My drivers window was rolling down on it's own, and not going up. Then I got it up, turned the car off and pulled the keys out (no power to car), windows rolls down, kinda creepy. Anyways, I got a new window switch, wrong color but will work for now. I assume I just need to remove the door panel, remove some screws and unplug the two harnesses and voi·là,..right??? Am I correct???
i am having the same issue. i bought a new motor and installed it, no dice.

What was your outome?

Was it a new window switch that made the difference, or you needed a new motor?

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i had that exact same problem. what i did was just jam a random screw in there and tightly screw it in so that the head could connect both of the metal contacts and short it out.
im a little iffy about the foil since the current is kinds strong and the foil will overheat like crazy. the fat bolt i shoved in there works fine but imma replace it with a real switch soon
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