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Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by Allmostsmart, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Allmostsmart

    Allmostsmart New Member

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    I have a 1997 Suburban and the rear window on the drivers side has a mind of its own sometimes. Sometimes when you bring it down it won't come back up. If I don't have the windows locked sometimes it goes down on its own. I am thinking it is a bad switch but just wanted to throw it out there to see if anyone else has had that problem.
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    I guess I will replace the switch. Thanks for all the help guys.
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    Hmmm - sorry no one replied-it wasn't mean ness -probably most folks thought you were right on the money on the switch .

    You are in Alaska-AK- sister in law is in Wasilla, Freakin' cold there- is the window worse in the winter than the summer? I winder if the switch can freeze open or shut?

    Is rust corrosion a problem there-salt roads-and obviously salty sea? The switch might be done. You can usually get on cheap on Ebay. You might be able to take the switch out and hand rehab it-scrub off the corrosion-stuff die electric grease on the contacts

    Luck,
    Charlie- I live outside New Orleans where it is a very cold-for us, 38 degrees .-Might actually hit freezing tonight- big deal around here!
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  4. Allmostsmart

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    Yeah, its pretty cold. I actually first noticed it this summer so I know its not freezing up. I have been so busy I just now have gotten around to fix it. It doesn't do it if I have the windows locked from up front but if I accidently unlock it then randomly it will just come down on its own. If I catch it I can hold the button up front in the up position and it will stay where its at until I let it go and then it will go the rest of the way down. Thats why I was aiming towards the switch in the back. Then I just beat on the switch a little and usually I can get it to come back up.
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    04sierracrewcab New Member

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    I think it sounds like the switch is bad.

    Sorry for the delay in replies!:money:
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    No Worries, I just started working the night shift, and I get kinda cranky. my apologies to all. I found a couple switches at the junk yard if those don't work I will hit up ebay
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    Sounds good!
    Keep us updated!
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    Yes us night shift people can be cranky if we stay up working all night and then have to go do things without a Nap, I know because I work nights also....Switch the Switch.....

    Jeff
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    I pulled out the switches from the other Suburban and they are horrible looking I haven't put them in yet but for a couple bucks I guess you can't beat it. I got some electronics cleaner from work and I am going to hose them out today. Should have them in by tonight.
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    Got the switch in and it seems to be working right now. It was an intermittent problem so only time will tell.
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