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Volvo XC90 T6: Power window switch on drivers door has an issue.

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Power window switch on drivers door has an issue. Control for drivers window does not always operate. Wiggling or pushing harder on the switch makes it work. So I would like to replace the switch, but the dealer said it needs to be programmed?! I am wondering if this is really necessary or if I could use a used part instead to simplify things? Also if I don't have it programmed, will it work at all? Let me know, thanks!
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Edward replied 10 months ago.

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If you get a used switch, Then you may get SOME functionality out of it.

Edward :

To answer your first question, the answer is YES, A new switch does require a software download to make the new switch functional. as it is on the low speed CAN network.

Edward :

I have put a used switch in an XC90 before, (not recommended) and everything worked, BUT, the power mirrors.

Edward :

So in summary, A new switch does require software download to be functional.

Edward :

A used switch may work , but sometimes they have limited functionality.

Edward :

A new switch will not work without programming.

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Let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.

ok great info, thanks! im going to try to clean it up/resolder it tomorrow, but if that doesn't work ill just bite the bullet and have it programmed once replaced. its still half the price of a lexus power window switch :) (was $800 on my rx300)

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