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#1 ChrisO_VX

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Posted 31 May 2019 - 08:18 PM

Having a mare finding one (or the Vectra B air con switch)

 

Anyone know of a good source?  Need an MOT ASAP and it's going nowhere without one!



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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:33 AM

What's not working about the switch? Is it properly connected behind the dash? Have you tried removing it and given it a clean and shot of lubricant?

 

If none of that works, swap your front fog light switch over to the headlight position and use that. Front fog lights aren't part of the MOT.



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Posted 01 June 2019 - 01:59 PM

Switch is f*cked.  Heavy handed mechanic bashed it when it was already delicate, and something inside has snapped.

 

I though only the headlights and sidelights were the same switch, but i'll give that a bash.  Hopefully the horn will come back to life when something's plugged back in (went off when I got it back off Thanos the Heavy Handed Mechanic).



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Posted 01 June 2019 - 02:19 PM

Most die because of failed internal electronics.

With yours just having some busted plastic parts, you need to get your hands on someones "broken" one, and swap the plastic front facade.

 

 



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:15 AM

I found the oem switches that the internal small plastic bits are going brittle and failing

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:25 PM

What bit is broken? I have some similar vectra B switches that may have the part you need to fix yours.



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 02:18 PM

Having a mare finding one (or the Vectra B air con switch)

 

Anyone know of a good source?  Need an MOT ASAP and it's going nowhere without one!

 

Honestly I'm not sure.  I've taken it to pieces and a small part has fallen out (which is likely the culprit) but it was such a PITA to dismantle I've ruined the case, too. 

 

Really I need the whole thing (bar the facia, obviously)
 



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:56 PM

Looks to be the correct one -

 

https://www.ebay.co....tm/401677550739

 

If you don't want the broken switch, I will happily take it off your hands and try and repair.






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