A Window On The World

I had a broken drivers side power window. I removed the switch so I would not accidentally operate it, because the glass came off the track.
Inside the switch there is a small piece of plastic and a spring. They got misplaced months ago and are not sold by themselves. I found a few replacement units containing all 6 switches, but none specifically for my vehicle.
Yesterday I decided to remove the switch parts for the rear drivers side window and fix the window so I can open it again. This is critical because, well, picking up meds for the dogs or drive-in food pickup required me to open the door, rather than lower it, plus air is a nice thing since the A/C is not working.
So I opened the drivers door, glued the glass to the lifter and moved the switch parts from the back to front on the unit. Since the glue needs a few hours to set, I went about mowing part of the farm and doing other things.
Upon returning to the truck I found another problem. It seems that I left the ignition switch on and the battery was dead. Neither of my two hand-held battery jumpers would start this. So I strung the extension cord and hooked up the battery charger. As time progressed it looked more like rain so I disconnected it and jump-started the truck from the tractor.
So this mornings task is to put the door back together and hope there are no other issues

4 Comments on “A Window On The World

  1. Yes, all better. I took the switch parts from one of the back seat windows. It was too expensive to replace the whole control up front and many of the replacement switches for just one window look the wrong ones. With the virus, it seems many of the non-essential items bought through Amazon are low peiority and a months wait anyway.

  2. Mark,
    How is the quarantine affecting the Hawiian residents? Are the stores and restaurants open? Most everything is shut down here in NJ, but a lot of restaurants are takeout only. I wonder how many will survive.

    Stay healthy!


  3. It has been difficult but I think once the virus is under control, things well get back to normal pretty quickly.

    Thanks for the message.