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A993LAD
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Window Switch - Official or pattern? Reply with quote

One of my window switches has developed a fault and will wind the window down but not back up again so I guess I need to buy replacement switch.

I just went on to design 911 and the offer two versions.

URO brand for £19.50
or an OE Porsche part for £40.25

Is there any reason not to buy the cheaper one?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked the same question on the forum recently and was advised to get the official one. I actually bought one of each and kept the cheaper one as a back up in case the windows get stuck down.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I've had URO brand ones on my drivers side for the last 8 years or more (Type911) and they have been fine. I think after breaking them you tend to be a little more careful when you operate them and make sure you press vertically on the whole switch tab rather than say pushing from the side, if you get my meaning Question

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid £28 for mine from my local OPC. I was also advised to go OE, but can't remember now why Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same happened to me a couple of months ago, i bought one off ebay for 15 quid and it works a treat Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eBay for me too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rstaichi wrote:
Same happened to me a couple of months ago, i bought one off ebay for 15 quid and it works a treat Thumb


Thanks good tip. Just ordered one off ebay
 
  
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Mike-M
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£8.12 from Eurocarparts, free delivery. Ive replaced all of mine over the years with these after market switches, theyre just about identical in colour and texture. Total bargain.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you've inclination towards DIY, try drilling out the crappy plastic hinges and replace them with a metal rod of the same size. It should solve your problem and add years to your original switch.
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Chris993C2
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience, the best that can be said about the genuine switches - is that they're marginally less crappy than the aftermarket ones. Personally, I'd go with ECP and save your pennies Thumb

ballcock wrote:
If you've inclination towards DIY, try drilling out the crappy plastic hinges and replace them with a metal rod of the same size.

The shaft from a pop rivet is good for this Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris993C2 wrote:
In my experience, the best that can be said about the genuine switches - is that they're marginally less crappy than the aftermarket ones. Personally, I'd go with ECP and save your pennies Thumb

ballcock wrote:
If you've inclination towards DIY, try drilling out the crappy plastic hinges and replace them with a metal rod of the same size.

The shaft from a pop rivet is good for this Cool


Good idea. I might fit the aftermarket one and then try fixing the original one.
 
  
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