Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Southern Ca
Car: 00 OB 07 OBXT
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Yeah, I don't know exactly how he connected a battery to the switch. It's possible that the extra available amperage allowed the switch to arc to point beyond the dirty part of the contact [I've done this on a window motor with a "flat spot" on the armature]
Like I said, you can jumper the plug, all the switch does is connect two of the pins for as long as you hold it. On this one, I'm not sure why but I needed two jumper wires to make it go down. Not sure if it is the "auto down" relay or what.
For $40 I'd take a chance on a used switch, for almost 3/4 of the cost of a new one, I wouldn't.