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Old 07-03-2017, 06:25 PM   #1
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Replacing window switch for right side electric window

This is the second time this switch has stopped working. First time on warranty and now it is on me. I have ordered the switch from Freighliner and should have it in a couple of days.

I have read that RobbieR has removed his dash several time and hopefully he can provide information on dash removal or any one else that can advise.

I have counted eleven screws that I believe must be removed. I am not sure about the ones that ars next to the dash shifting handle. After removal of the dash, how does the switch come out of the the panel? I also want to switch locations of the OD and the mirror switches. I believe RobbieR did this some time ago. Are the wires long enough to do this with out splicing in additional wire? Finally, are there any pitfalls that I should be aware of.

Thanks for any help, Sam
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:03 PM   #2
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I also had problems with the passenger side window switch. It was covered under warranty. I try not to use the passenger window for that reason. Good luck on the switch out!
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Old 07-03-2017, 07:58 PM   #3
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I'm camping myself and not been online much, sorry I didn't respond sooner.

Here is some info on removing the dash panel, hope it helps. I think in post #5 is where I talk about dash removal and there is another link there regarding the punch to remove the brake knob. Good luck!

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f5...eca-34762.html
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:53 AM   #4
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Interesting, I have to have the right window switch replaced before our warranty runs out. Weird that this is a problem.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:40 AM   #5
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I replaced both of mine when one went bad. I figured they both would go since so many people were having the same problem. I kept the drivers side as a spare since it had not failed yet. Bought the replacement switches on Amazon.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:40 AM   #6
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There was a TSB from Freightliner about the windows binding in the tracks, which in turn causes the window motors to draw more current than normal. Unlike some of the switches in our dash which are low current devices, the window switches are high current, handling whatever load the motor needs. The operating theory is that in time it will cause the internal switch points to overheat and fail.

I spray dry silicone in my window tracks whenever it seems they are running up slowly. So far no switch problems on mine. But I probably just jinxed myself!
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:43 PM   #7
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I think just having a spare on hand will keep the Magic Blue Smoke inside of the existing switches...
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:11 PM   #8
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Thanks much Robby for the information. I received the new switch yesterday and will do the replacement soon. It is surprising Freightliner has not fixed this with more than just a TSB.

My replacement switch was $46 plus $15 shipping, Wow. MN Welsh, how did you find them on Amazon?

Thanks guys for all the input.

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Old 07-04-2017, 06:23 PM   #9
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I found it on Amazon, part #A06-30769-027 for $19.06 and free shipping. I never thought of Amazon and I am a Prime member. Shame on me, Sam
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:36 AM   #10
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Thank you for posting part number.
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Depending on your needs, you might also consider relocating the O/D switch & mirror heat switches at the time of your replacement. I did that a few weeks ago and rather enjoy not relying on my co-pilot to hit the switch for me... She normally refuses unless I have a treat readily available...
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:20 PM   #12
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I plan on doing that. Reaching across 2/3 of the dash to get to the OD switch is a pain. Do the switches come out of their mount easily?

The part number I provided for the switch is the Freightliner number and the one on Amazon as well. Sam
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I had one that needed a bit more persuasion than the other. I just used a flat blade screwdriver to help pushing the ears of the switch down and took my time pushing them out. After that, I just took a small file to the opening to carve out just a little bit more room and it worked perfectly. -It's very nice, now, being able to roll both windows down!!!
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We have had both drivers and passenger windows switches replaced under warranty at Warner Truck Center (a FL dealer in Utah) We also had them move the passenger switch over to the passenger side of the dash - so DW can open/close her window herself.

They also adjusted the windows per the TSB that Robby referred to.

I kept the O/D and the Exhaust Brake switches right under the shift lever as they get the most action from the driver.
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