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Unread 15th March 2017, 02:28 AM
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after drivers side front window switches for a late 2005 forester with the blue back

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Any Subaru/car wreckers in your area?
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What's the problem Craig - could it just be that the wires have pulled out - which is fairly common if you have been working on the door? (or did you plug your 3000w inverter into it )
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or - like the BE/BH lib/outback - did you unplug the fuse behind the footwell panel and forget to plug it back in ?

Try Cardiff Automotive -- specialises in wrecking Subies.
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this is the second time the switch has gone was told last time its a common problem that's why they are hard to get Cardiff Subaru wreckers is where I went last time
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Bugger..
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The other issue is that as the motor wears it creates more current across the switch causing them to blow quicker or not work. I only learned this after getting my 'faulty' switch checked in another car, it was fine. The motor would work with a direct feed to the battery, but not the switch. Motor replaced, old switch, all good.
You might not have the same issue, but would be worth checking if your going through switches.
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There is a design fault: the SG Forester lets rain in when the window is open. You can't operate the windscreen wipers without getting the switches wet. (Compare with many other cars: most have better-designed airflow. Because of this, the switches get wet and corrode. Second-hand parts are hard to find and of doubtful quality. Thankfully, new parts aren't expensive.
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Maybe send a message to Jackie at Annapolis Subaru (include your VIN); Jackie is excellent at getting parts and pricing, including freight, is usually cheaper than buying in Oz. jackie.whetzler@annapolissubaru.com

They are a vendor at SF Org: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...lt-kits-76277/
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The other issue is that as the motor wears it creates more current across the switch causing them to blow quicker or not work. I only learned this after getting my 'faulty' switch checked in another car, it was fine. The motor would work with a direct feed to the battery, but not the switch. Motor replaced, old switch, all good.
You might not have the same issue, but would be worth checking if your going through switches.
How would you know that the motor is on the way out ozzy? Do all 4 need replacing - as all 4 windows look closing/opening very slow and switch replaced few months back.
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