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post #16 of 30 Old 06-07-2011, 03:45 PM
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Just finished this. Works great!!!!! many thanks!


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post #17 of 30 Old 07-31-2011, 10:28 AM
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Great info

Thanks for the great info on troubleshooting this problem (I too had a rear window that refused to open), but on further inspection I found a somewhat different problem.

The switch tested faulty but I looked at switch and noticed that the switch could not fully return to the upright position when released.


Here is the problem - the lever arm for the switch is connected to the main body of the switch through a rivet (the lever arm pivots through this rivet), BUT the one side of the rivet is closely approximated to the metal attachment bracket.
This bracket had some corrosion and placed pressure on the rivet and prevented the switch from returning from the fully upright position.

Removing the metal from the bracket (using a dremel) that was overtop of the rivet fixed the problem for good!



Thanks again for the info - hopes this helps someone else with their rear window problem.


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post #18 of 30 Old 01-30-2012, 02:17 AM
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Thank you soooo much doogie1303. Microswitch fix totally worked. I am so stoked. Thanks for the priceless picture tutorial, super simple and glass is-a-workin.

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post #19 of 30 Old 10-29-2012, 06:13 PM
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This is great. Same exact problem. The pics are very helpful, too. I wish more people took pictures as they went.

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post #20 of 30 Old 10-30-2012, 04:03 AM
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This should be stickied , since it is a crafty repair to a part thats not available.

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...-faqs-2863665/

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post #21 of 30 Old 10-30-2012, 05:45 AM
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Crafty repair for what appears to be a poor design.
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post #22 of 30 Old 10-30-2012, 11:41 AM
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Hey ratmonkey can this please be stickied ?

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #23 of 30 Old 10-31-2012, 06:28 PM
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I'm with coralman, this should be stickied. gonna be doing this very soon, damn window.
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post #24 of 30 Old 11-08-2012, 08:47 AM
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I did some searching because I'm looking to do a replacement of the microswitch without replacing the entire handle setup.

Sub-Microswitch: E Series Sub-Mini switches (Cherry Electronics)
Cherry Electronics E62-00A (Mouser Electronics)
Microswitch: Cherry E70 Series (Cherry Electronics - closest I could find to original, interesting though, this may be able to replace both switches in one. If I try it I'll post results)
Cherry E72-40AT (Mouser Electronics)

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post #25 of 30 Old 11-15-2012, 10:13 AM
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Cherry Electronics Part E72-40AT is an all in one modern replacement. All you need to do is change the lever to match the old one. Haven't done it yet but I'm going to clip it and bend it the best I can to mimic the original. Also need to get small screws and locking bolts in lieu of rivets that don't come with the part to attach it to the metal bracket.

I plugged it in and it worked like a charm. Now all I need to do is replace the old struts!
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post #26 of 30 Old 11-15-2012, 01:12 PM
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Very good to know phil, this is exactly why I joined jf, lil bits of info that would be very difficult to otherwise learn. Thanks guys.. and gals.
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post #27 of 30 Old 03-08-2013, 02:06 PM
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So I'm not where I found the picture if the switch with dimensions, but went to Radio Shack today with the dimensions and a dial caliper, they stock the micro switches...they have 2 styles, both same price, one has a roller switch, one is just a lever switch, but since top arm needs to be removed, it don't much matter. Anyways... Radio Shack part number is 275-0017, and was only $4

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post #28 of 30 Old 03-08-2013, 03:02 PM
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Thanks very much I have to fix this on my ZJ as well..

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post #29 of 30 Old 04-18-2013, 04:51 PM
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I just completed this fix on my 98 and it works great. Thanks for the info.
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post #30 of 30 Old 09-27-2015, 01:10 PM
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I know this is an old thread, but wanted to say that this fixed my issue. I used the radio shack part number 275-0017 mentioned a few posts up which was under $4 still at my local RS. While you have everything apart, I suggest spraying some good lube on the moving parts. I used white lithium grease (spray can) which made everything move smoother.

One additional issue I had was on the blue/white plug connector at the opposite end of the microswitch. It had a loose connection which I couldn't get fixed 100%. I ended up cutting out that plug and connecting the wires directly using butt connectors.
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