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Technical Auto loc window crank switch

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nugget37, Feb 19, 2022.

  1. Nugget37
    Joined: Jan 7, 2022
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    Nugget37

    Does anyone know what the part number and manufacturer
    s name is for the micro switch in an Auto Loc window crank power window switch.
     
  2. Autoloc = Hoffman = good luck.

    (Seach Hoffman here)

    Having said that, it's probably a common part at an electronics store.
     
  3. If you need to replace it anyway, just take the assy apart and look for a part number. Or once you have it, you can search for a replacement.
     
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  4. gimpyshotrods
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    I would look for a complete replacement part from a reliable vendor.
     
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  5. Had a customer that insisted on those in his shortened Chevy wagon they were the biggest pieces of s*** ever
     
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  6. Mr48chev
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    They still sell the pairs of switches on Ebay. I'd agree with take the switch apart and look for part numbers or clean the contacts. I have never had my hands on one but would think that they just have a cam that works a pair of contact switches and if the contacts get burned (like a set of points) they don't work.
    eBay item number:
    164680557286
    There are probably 100 listings for them with most of them being the latest back door outlet for Hoffman group junk but that was the top listing on the page.
     
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  7. mgtstumpy
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  8. Mr48chev
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    I don't think that there is a lot to them when you open them up mgtstumpy. From the looks of things they can easily be taken apart and inspected. I'd have to believe that they aren't up to handling the load that an electric window motor can put on a switch that isn't operating though relays. Most of us have been there, done that with an item that has a higher draw than the switch is rated for burning out switches until we wise up and install relays to be operated by the switch.
    Autolock switch.jpg
     
  9. rdscotty
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    Not sure if this will help, but I used a Cole Hersee switch and modified the original window crank handles to mount to this switch. Didn't have to use relays. Been in my car for 25 years.
    DPDT Reversing Mom On/Off/Mom On – Cole Hersee
     
  10. Nugget37
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    Nugget37

    The micro switch does not have a part number on it.
     
  11. Nugget37
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    Nugget37

     
  12. Nugget37
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    Nugget37

    No part number on the microswitch
     
  13. Nugget37
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    Nugget37

    Don't look anything like that
     
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    Nugget37

     
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  17. Those little microswitches typically are only rated for 5 amps max, a window motor will have way more current inrush than that. So even if you can find a replacement, that probably won't fix the issue. Best bet is finding a switch rated for the duty i.e. a OEM-style window switch from a reputable manufacturer or use relays.

    You can run those switches that hard, but a shortened service life will be the result, as you have found.
     
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  18. Mmm, another unsatisfied customer.:rolleyes:

    Good thing it's a free service.
     
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  19. Nugget37
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    Nugget37

    The
    The micro switch has to be exactly like the ones that I have to fit into the main switch housing.
     
  20. Nugget37
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    Nugget37

    A tough lesson for me, $150 worth of crank switches there almost completely dysfunctional. Chinese junk from Auto Loc.
     
  21. The last sentence is redundant.
     
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  22. Johnboy34
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    from Seattle,Wa

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  23. Nugget37
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    Nugget37

    I talked to a guy from Auto Loc. Got Me no where. New ones would probably be junk also.
     
  24. Please help us. Show a picture of the part. You have us at a disadvantage, being the only one able to actually see it.
     
  25. Nugget37
    Joined: Jan 7, 2022
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    Nugget37

    Found the switch I need on Amazon
     

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