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hi folks,

the window up/down switch of my honda civic blew a gasket and went out
in a flame. in other words my passenger front switch in my driver
side main unit no longer works. it shorted out, blew the fuse, but
before blowing the fuse the switch had a meltdown.

the switch is removed from the board and needs to be replaced. the
dealer wants about $83.00 for a new control unit, but i prefer to
repair only what is broken. does anyone have a suggestion where a
switch of this type can be found for purchase?

thank you for your suggestions.

photos can be provided. send me your email and i will respond with a
photo.

Thanks,
Fish






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Fish, you can often find perfectly good used parts.... exact
replacement control panel or switches.... at a local junk yard. There
are plenty of on-line sources of used parts too..... google search
time.
electricitym

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electricitym,

i hear you loud and clear. i have called all the salvage yards in
ohio looking for the full control. none of them have one. i have
been searching for a honda replacement for over a week with no good
results. i think they want to keep it a part of the door panel for
sale as one piece. i am even part of a honda ng where folks swap
parts but this part isnt really that popular just yet for this model
year.

i have found another source where they sell the full unit for about
$63.00, but again its tough for me to buy all that new stuff when only
the little switch inside is busted.

i dont know, i may end up buying the whole shebang, but thats not what
i want to do.



Thanks for the tip.
Fish.



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Fish, you can often find perfectly good used parts.... exact
replacement control panel or switches.... at a local junk yard. There
are plenty of on-line sources of used parts too..... google search
time.
electricitym


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Any chance of a part number on the switch? If it is burned or whatever that
you can't get a number then is there a number on the switch from the other
door? What year/model is the car? I can check the local wrecking yard at the
end of my road about a mile or so away from me.

Cheers,
Lawrence


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thank you, i will check. brb. i hope to have info for you in a few
minutes...

Fish.


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Any chance of a part number on the switch? If it is burned or whatever that
you can't get a number then is there a number on the switch from the other
door? What year/model is the car? I can check the local wrecking yard at the
end of my road about a mile or so away from me.

Cheers,
Lawrence




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correction.

i will get this info tomorrow. there are no numbers on the part. i
will submit pics tomorrow, thanks.

Fish


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wrote:

thank you, i will check. brb. i hope to have info for you in a few
minutes...

Fish.


On Sun, 16 Apr 2006 20:15:51 -0400, Lawrence
wrote:

Any chance of a part number on the switch? If it is burned or whatever that
you can't get a number then is there a number on the switch from the other
door? What year/model is the car? I can check the local wrecking yard at the
end of my road about a mile or so away from me.

Cheers,
Lawrence


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Why don't take your circuit board over to an electronics parts supplier in
your area, and see if they can identify the switch for you? Maybe there is a
chance that they can identify a generic one that will fit. If not, then you
are stuck to buy the complete board from the dealer. Many of the automobile,
and motorcycle manufactures have their parts custom made.

Since there is most likely no proper generic part number or identification
on the switch, there is a good chance that this part was custom made for the
manufacture of your car. I have seen this many times before with automotive
parts.

If the switch you want is a custom job, then you are stuck to pay the price.
Considering that an automobile is an investment of many thousands of
dollars, logically there is no point in squabbling about paying out eighty
bucks in change to fix it! Besides, if you change the complete control
unit, maybe the new one will be more reliable than the one you repaired.
Also, many of the IC's and devices on these units are custom made for the
automobile manufacture. You cannot buy most of these electronics parts at
the local electronics parts supplier.

What are you going to do when you need a new set of tires for the car? Get
used ones???

--

JANA
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hi folks,

the window up/down switch of my honda civic blew a gasket and went out
in a flame. in other words my passenger front switch in my driver
side main unit no longer works. it shorted out, blew the fuse, but
before blowing the fuse the switch had a meltdown.

the switch is removed from the board and needs to be replaced. the
dealer wants about $83.00 for a new control unit, but i prefer to
repair only what is broken. does anyone have a suggestion where a
switch of this type can be found for purchase?

thank you for your suggestions.

photos can be provided. send me your email and i will respond with a
photo.

Thanks,
Fish







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JANA wrote:
Why don't take your circuit board over to an electronics parts supplier in
your area, and see if they can identify the switch for you? Maybe there is a
chance that they can identify a generic one that will fit. If not, then you
are stuck to buy the complete board from the dealer. Many of the automobile,
and motorcycle manufactures have their parts custom made.

Since there is most likely no proper generic part number or identification
on the switch, there is a good chance that this part was custom made for the
manufacture of your car. I have seen this many times before with automotive
parts.

If the switch you want is a custom job, then you are stuck to pay the price.
Considering that an automobile is an investment of many thousands of
dollars, logically there is no point in squabbling about paying out eighty
bucks in change to fix it! Besides, if you change the complete control
unit, maybe the new one will be more reliable than the one you repaired.
Also, many of the IC's and devices on these units are custom made for the
automobile manufacture. You cannot buy most of these electronics parts at
the local electronics parts supplier.

What are you going to do when you need a new set of tires for the car? Get
used ones???

Personally, I'd just live with it, as long as the window still works on
the other switch. Eventually, you'll access a cheap replacement.
Unless you're planning to sell the vehicle soon, you've got time.

If it's that important to make that window work as designed *right now*,
then pay the money, get the switch.

Before you install, however, make damn sure there was no other fault
which destroyed the first one...or you'll be back where you started.

jak

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Thank you for all the feedback. i found a used control unit that i
will use for parts.

thank you.




On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 08:25:27 -0500, jakdedert
wrote:

JANA wrote:
Why don't take your circuit board over to an electronics parts supplier in
your area, and see if they can identify the switch for you? Maybe there is a
chance that they can identify a generic one that will fit. If not, then you
are stuck to buy the complete board from the dealer. Many of the automobile,
and motorcycle manufactures have their parts custom made.

Since there is most likely no proper generic part number or identification
on the switch, there is a good chance that this part was custom made for the
manufacture of your car. I have seen this many times before with automotive
parts.

If the switch you want is a custom job, then you are stuck to pay the price.
Considering that an automobile is an investment of many thousands of
dollars, logically there is no point in squabbling about paying out eighty
bucks in change to fix it! Besides, if you change the complete control
unit, maybe the new one will be more reliable than the one you repaired.
Also, many of the IC's and devices on these units are custom made for the
automobile manufacture. You cannot buy most of these electronics parts at
the local electronics parts supplier.

What are you going to do when you need a new set of tires for the car? Get
used ones???

Personally, I'd just live with it, as long as the window still works on
the other switch. Eventually, you'll access a cheap replacement.
Unless you're planning to sell the vehicle soon, you've got time.

If it's that important to make that window work as designed *right now*,
then pay the money, get the switch.

Before you install, however, make damn sure there was no other fault
which destroyed the first one...or you'll be back where you started.

jak


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Hey folks,

for those who want to know, i found a used control, did a little
desoldering, and resoldering into my unit and everything works fine.

thanks again.

fish


On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 22:39:21 GMT, fish
wrote:

Thank you for all the feedback. i found a used control unit that i
will use for parts.

thank you.




On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 08:25:27 -0500, jakdedert
wrote:

JANA wrote:
Why don't take your circuit board over to an electronics parts supplier in
your area, and see if they can identify the switch for you? Maybe there is a
chance that they can identify a generic one that will fit. If not, then you
are stuck to buy the complete board from the dealer. Many of the automobile,
and motorcycle manufactures have their parts custom made.

Since there is most likely no proper generic part number or identification
on the switch, there is a good chance that this part was custom made for the
manufacture of your car. I have seen this many times before with automotive
parts.

If the switch you want is a custom job, then you are stuck to pay the price.
Considering that an automobile is an investment of many thousands of
dollars, logically there is no point in squabbling about paying out eighty
bucks in change to fix it! Besides, if you change the complete control
unit, maybe the new one will be more reliable than the one you repaired.
Also, many of the IC's and devices on these units are custom made for the
automobile manufacture. You cannot buy most of these electronics parts at
the local electronics parts supplier.

What are you going to do when you need a new set of tires for the car? Get
used ones???

Personally, I'd just live with it, as long as the window still works on
the other switch. Eventually, you'll access a cheap replacement.
Unless you're planning to sell the vehicle soon, you've got time.

If it's that important to make that window work as designed *right now*,
then pay the money, get the switch.

Before you install, however, make damn sure there was no other fault
which destroyed the first one...or you'll be back where you started.

jak


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