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August 8, 2012 4:19 PM Subscribe
Please help me reattach the power window switches to the inside of my car door. I need information about replacing a trim part on a Chrysler, and/or creative suggestions to mounting the switch unit.
posted by Hoenikker to travel & transportation (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The power window switches on my 1999 Chrysler Sebring Coupe have fallen into the door frame. I've taken off the trim panel, and discovered the following.
All the switches are mounted on one box shaped unit. From the factory the switch unit attaches to the bottom of a covering panel using four screws. When you're driving this panel is where you rest your elbow, and it also has a little handle for pulling the door closed. The switch cover panel attaches to the door trim panel with more screws and some clip looking like things.
Unfortunately the switch cover panel is made of plastic, and all the screw points are ruined so I can't screw the switch unit back to the panel. Ideally I'd like to replace the switch cover panel with a new one. How do I go about finding this part for sale around New Orleans? What do I call it?
My second option is to find a new way to mount the switch unit inside the door. We have considered all the following options.
1. Drill holes in the switch cover panel to mount the switch unit on with nuts and bolts.
2. Glue a block of wood to the fiber glass inside of the trim panel, and then glue the side of the switch unit to that block.
3. Strap the switch unit to the switch cover panel using metal straps or zip-ties.
Are any of the these options feasible? I'm more than willing to listen to any ideas.