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#1 K-Singh

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:58 PM

Whenever a passenger had the arm resting on the arm rest on the door i noticed that the switch would make an annoying creaking sound. Today i popped the switch out using a trim removal tool and applied grease to the edges to stop the creak however when i popped it back in it no longer sits right on the front area and with enough force on the switch it pulls out from the door card with ease. Anyone had any similar issues with this, I tried moving around the clip to try fix it but nothing seemed to work.

 

Looks worse than it is in the picture

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How it is when force is applied

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:08 PM

You normally have to push them down pretty firmly to get them to click into place.  If it won't, then you could try removing the switch again, and squashing the trim to compress it at the point where it won't click down.  That might help it to lock into place.

 

(assuming you didn't damage the switch getting it out).



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:36 PM

Its locking into place i can hear the click the back clip sits tight and the front one has some play in it hence why it dont sit flush, i tried moving the clip outwards and inwards and it still sits the same

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:04 PM

It appears as if ive damaged the wooden area surrounding the switch it bends up when the switch clips in. any ideas on a fix?

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:09 PM

How about glueing a piece of metal cut from a drinks can underneath the lip?

The metal is only thin but should add a bit of strength to the area.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:23 PM

You could do what Stoney said, just bear in mind the edge of the metal will be razor sharp.

 

Personally I think I'd look at sticking a small fibreglass/resin patch to the underside of the panel, set back a little so the switch still clips into place.  It'd be stronger, and safer.



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:05 PM

Thanks for the replies i ended up taking the doorcard off to make a more permanent solution, I covered the damaged area in sound deadening to hold cracked wood in place and to allow for some flexibility to allow the clip to go in and used stoney's idea of a metal piece under the clip so the switch no sits firm with no play.

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:33 PM

Holy crap! My idea worked :D

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