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A friend of mine has a '93 Legend, and the window lock button is broke, leaving all 3 windows, except the driver side, unusable. Is there any way to fix this problem?

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The same thing happened to me man.

There are only two ways to go about fixing it (as I was told by mechanic).

The only way to be able to get everything working the way it was except not have a window lock switch anymore would be to take out the master window control panel, and find the wire connecting the window lock switch and cut the wire. This should work, but you have to be careful not to cut the other wires or cut the wrong one. This is the least costly method since you can do it yourself but it is not guaranteed to work since I don't know anybody who has done that. But it does make sense if you think about it, since you will be cutting off the block to the other windows by cutting the wire.

The other way (which I did) is to replace the whole master window control panel. It sounds dumb to have to pay $300 (not including any labor) for a new window control panel when it is simply the window lock that is broken, but the way Acura designed them, this is the only way. You cannot replace just the window lock itself. You have to replace the whole control panel.

If I were in his place, I would tell him to try to do the first way himself, and if that doesn't work then to replace it. But unfortunately, as I found out, you cannot simply replace just the window lock itself.
 

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This is the way I fixed/corrected mine. disassembled the pwr window assembly. soldered a
small wire between the contacts of the on/off switch. No wire cutting needed. Saved the $250 for new control panel but have to put up with kids playing with windows sometimes because I cant turn them off.

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DaTimez420, I wish I would have ran across my problem before you bought your new one BECAUSE... I usually only like to comment on fixes, swaps, etc... on things that I have actually accomplished myself and I could have helped.

Now, my skirt f'd up my master on/off switch when we were cleaning out the legend. All she handed me was the switch. Luckily the spring was still housed in the actual on/off switch and so was the metal strip that is cup'd in the switch housing BUT the cylinder was gone.

I fabricated a cylinder from a gallon paint can metal handle and fixed the switch myself using Spiff's suggestion. I altered his repair method by burning a hole into the switch housing, through the on/off switch and then through the switch housing and then securing the two with a piece of paperclip.

I could walk someone through the process, just PM for my work number.

Works PERFECT! I AM AMAZED!

KNLNGUS
 

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same thing happend to me and i still havent fixed it. someone told me to put tin foil inside the on/off button and it worked for him try doing that im too lazy to go buy tin foil
 

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mYbabYLeGend, yes you can use tin foil and then "a bracket" to keep the tin foil in and cover the switch hole with electrical tape. OR, solder the wire on the inside.

PROBLEM is that all the windows will be "online" even when you may not want them to be.

Best to devote 25-30 minutes of your time and get it done right and that way the switch will work as originally intended.

KNLNGUS
 

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Jetdoc said:
This is the way I fixed/corrected mine. disassembled the pwr window assembly. soldered a
small wire between the contacts of the on/off switch. No wire cutting needed. Saved the $250 for new control panel but have to put up with kids playing with windows sometimes because I cant turn them off.

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Thsi is exactly how I solved my problem about 2 yrs. ago. As mentioned the only problem is that your window lock switch is permanantly set to off - so you won't be able to disable the other three windows.

If KNLNGUS's way of repairing gives full functionality - thats what you should do.
 

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Well, I have this to say... If your master on/off has popped off and you want to return the normal function of the switch and do not want to spend 1 penny - then PM me - if you need help and I will give you my number to walk you through the process.

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KNLNGUS said:
I fabricated a cylinder from a gallon paint can metal handle and fixed the switch myself using Spiff's suggestion. I altered his repair method by burning a hole into the switch housing, through the on/off switch and then through the switch housing and then securing the two with a piece of paperclip.
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that sounds like a great way to do it and save a lot of money, probably would have tried that if i had known...but luckily I was able to get a hookup from a local Honda dealership because one of the mechanics owned a Legend he had wrecked so he had his own spare parts, and he replaced the like new master window control panel, parts and labor total for $125 (and it works perfect now)...so I feel I got a pretty decent deal...compared to when I walked out of the Acura dealership after they told me $300 just for the part itself! :rolleyes:
 
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