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#1 Old 03-17-2009, 05:53 PM
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HOW-TO: Illuminated Window Switches

*Update* There are two procedures for this process now.
For the 2007 to 2009 Calibers, the part numbers and instructions are below.
For the 2010-2012 Calibers, the how-to (although similar) starts here: 2010-2012 Instructions and Part Numbers


2007-2009 Part Numbers:
Driver's Door Part Number: 04602780AA
All other doors: 04602787AA (x3)

(From a Dodge Charger)

Plug and play too! No more having to take electronics apart!





Driver's Door Part Number: 04602780AA
All other doors: 04602787AA (x3)

(From a Dodge Charger)

Step One: Pop off the screw cap, and remove screw in the pull cup



Step Two:

Slowly, and carefully, start to remove the bolster. I found its best to start around the middle of the top of the bolster with something that won't gouge up the plastic. Once its started, work your hand around, and pull the rest of the clips out. The bolster is still attached to the door by a couple of supports, so you don't have to worry about dropping it.





Step Three:

Carefully peel back the foam surrounding the plugs underneath. (The green tape is what i did, when i took them off before to paint my arm rest areas on my doors.)



Step Four:

Unplug the connectors



Step Five:

Carefully remove the switches from their places. I think that they all have about 6 tabs holding them to the bolster.

New (Left) VS. Factory (Right)



Step Six:

Plug in the new switch, to make sure it works. (when you test the switches in the passenger door, make sure that those widows are not locked out by the master switch, as I found out the hard way, when the other windows are locked out, their lights are off) Then follow the above steps in reverse order, and repeat for each door.

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Re: HOW-TO: Illuminated Window Switches

When done, it will look like this:





























Now, having said this, the high-end Avenger switch MAY work as well, as it has AUTO driver & front passenger, but my dealer wouldn't let me return parts like this after I order them, so I went with what I knew would work. But if somebody wants to experiment with the Avenger drivers door (AUTO drivers & Passenger windows) and passenger door switches (Power Lock switch, & AUTO Down Window) The passenger door clip is a different shape than the other clips, so with a bit of modification, the Avenger bit might just fit in!

EDIT: At this point it seems the Avenger switch will NOT work
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Re: HOW-TO: Illuminated Window Switches

how much?

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how much?
I paid $58.50 CAD for the drivers switch, and $11.40 CAD for each of the other switches...not bad considering that had i tried to modify my original ones, i would have ruined them anyways, and then bought these ... just over $100 out the door with taxes included, not bad at all IMO
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Re: HOW-TO: Illuminated Window Switches

x2 .. how much was this .. i wana do this i hate the fact that only my driver window switch is the only one the lights up and none of the others.


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I paid $58.50 CAD for the drivers switch, and $11.40 CAD for each of the other switches...not bad considering that had i tried to modify my original ones, i would have ruined them anyways, and then bought these ... just over $100 out the door with taxes included, not bad at all IMO
nice ... not bad at all.
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nice ... not bad at all.
i believe that its like $35 USD and $8 USD
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Re: HOW-TO: Illuminated Window Switches

do you have a part number ??
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Re: HOW-TO: Illuminated Window Switches

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do you have a part number ??
up in the first post

Driver's Door Part Number: 04602780AA
All other doors: 04602787AA (x3)
(From a Dodge Charger)
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