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vza

Dome Light Micro Switch

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99 Boxster Base. Both windows don't roll all the way up unless I shim a small piece of rubber between the 'hook' and the latch. Am I correct to replace the micro switch located in the dome light? It only works with a shim .....if I push it with my finger it doesn't work either. Thanks V

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Correct! These are one of the fun things about these cars, idiocracies, and you may find that after a while the new one will do the same thing. You might try shiming the light itself, I am on my second switch and it is doing the same again, but at least you know what it is. Sometimes the switch itself will fail with a micro crack in the circuit that you cant even see. most of my friends have had the same experience with their cars too. I just wrapped some electrical tape around the hook until it worked again, that way I didn't have to deal with the shim falling out every time I undid the roof! Good luck and all the best!

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Hmm...maybe I'll glue a thin piece of rubber on the face of the switch instead of. buying a switch...thanks v

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2 hours ago, vza said:

Hmm...maybe I'll glue a thin piece of rubber on the face of the switch instead of. buying a switch...thanks v

 

Why not just replace the switch instead of trying to reinvent the wheel?  Everything you are attempting equates to a temporary Band-Aid that will eventually fail again.  Do it right, do it once.....

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One of our local independents has trouble shoot this 'exact' same gremlin for years and finally found a stronger spring to swap out in the latch mechanism. It took him all of 15 mins to remove the latch take out the old springs and replace them with the new stronger ones. It's worked perfectly ever since. 

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