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moosey

Door microswitch

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Passenger door window does not go down anymore when opening the door from both inside and outside. I read on the board that it is the inner and outer door microswitch. Does anyone have a diagram as to the exact location for these switches. Thanks

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The door switch is part of the door handle, and is not available as a separate part. Likewise, the door latch microswitch is part of the latch assembly and not available as a separate part.

With that said, the microswitches are standard Cherry switch parts, and could be replaced if you are good at being able to disassemble the latch and door handle assemblies.

996 latches are very similar to VW latches, Here is a discussion on how to repair the VW latch.

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I found out that it was the door latch and not the

micro-switch that needs to be replaced. The door

latch will wear out from use.

Here is the link to replacing a 997 microswitch and the next link

continues on to the door latch.

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?/tutorials/article/7-door-micro-switch/

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?/topic/32134-door-latch/

Paul

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I found out that it was the door latch and not the

micro-switch that needs to be replaced. The door

latch will wear out from use.

Here is the link to replacing a 997 microswitch and the next link

continues on to the door latch.

http://www.renntech....r-micro-switch/

http://www.renntech....134-door-latch/

Paul

Thanks Paul, I just got done replacing both inner and outer door micro switch and my window still does not lower when opening from both outside and inside on my 996. So i think i will have to replce the door latch mechanism. Would you or any board member happen to have the part number for the passenger side door on a 02' 996?

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I would just call Sunset Imports. I think the Porsche parts guy is Steve.

Have your Vin number in case he needs it.

1-800-346-0182

What really cracked me up is the part is made in

Checkolavakia. Should be something around $75.

Paul

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I would just call Sunset Imports. I think the Porsche parts guy is Steve.

Have your Vin number in case he needs it.

1-800-346-0182

What really cracked me up is the part is made in

Checkolavakia. Should be something around $75.

Paul

Hello Paul, I replaced both inner and outer micro switches and now just got done replacing the door latch meachnism complete and the window still does not lower to be able to close door properly. I did notice that there is one small micro switch to the left of the inner micro, this is the one that has the white color head going into the black micro above to the left of the door handle removed. What else could it be?

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It will probably be an electrical problem, fuses, wiring, connectors inside the A-pillar, window lift motor, etc., let it well checked by a car electrician .

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The latch fixed my problem so it must be a wire problem.

Paul

Paul, just bought a new window regulator because i read here that if you can push the window down and has a lot of play then the regulator had to be replaced. Im going to try this once i read up on how to and then will see what happens.

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Paul or anyone else , when removing the window regulator is it better to do it with the window in the up or down position?

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I think your going to have to play with it. There

are some nuts and bolts to get to with the window up.

The cover for the door comes off with the window down.

Paul

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I think your going to have to play with it. There

are some nuts and bolts to get to with the window up.

The cover for the door comes off with the window down.

Paul

hEY pAUL, just got done installing the window regulator and it works perfect now! pretty simple. All i can say is if anyone is having a propblem with there window not lowering or rising when the door is either closed or open from the inside and can push the window down with using their hands it is the window regulator and not those microswitches.

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