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Old 12-29-2018, 07:18 PM
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On my list to replace
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Old 01-15-2019, 04:21 PM
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My door sill switch is no longer reliable. Has anyone ever diagnosed and repaired their broken switch?
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:19 PM
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My door sill switch is no longer reliable. Has anyone ever diagnosed and repaired their broken switch?
At $80 for a new one I just replaced it. Takes 5 min.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:04 AM
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I fiddled around with mine last night...reason being I needed some immediate re-assurance before locking my roller bag in there on the way to the airport (never mind that the key fob was reliably opening the frunk).

My switch seems to have failed mechanically. I simply need to pull the switch up and slightly towards the drivers seat to have it activate the release. I will be replacing the switch, but just a heads up to anyone ever in a panic. Just try slightly different directional pressures as you pull the switch up. If I pull my switch straight up or towards the door it does not release the hood...however if I ever so slightly apply some rightward pressure as I pull up it works every time...for now.

New switch on the way.
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by b0rderman View Post
My switch seems to have failed mechanically. I simply need to pull the switch up and slightly towards the drivers seat to have it activate the release. I will be replacing the switch, but just a heads up to anyone ever in a panic. Just try slightly different directional pressures as you pull the switch up. If I pull my switch straight up or towards the door it does not release the hood...however if I ever so slightly apply some rightward pressure as I pull up it works every time...for now..
When mine broke, I felt the plastic give, but I found I could still use it in exactly the manner described above. Still, I felt a lot better after I replaced it. I threw the Allen key I modified (by cutting it down to fit between the seat and the sill) in my tool box as I anticipate changing this switch again someday. Of course, if I keep it around, I'll *never* have to replace this switch.

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