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    Fitting Vauxhall Electric Windows

    Car: 1998 MK4 Astra 1.6 8V Club.

    When I bought the car Vauxhall had some electric windows fitted but didn`t use the proper ones that go into the door mouldings.

    I`ve got all the switches fitted in new door mouldings but vauxhall want nearly £600 to remove the old after market kit and fit the new vauxhall kit.

    First question, is this about right or are they just having me on.

    Second question, can this be done be someone other than vauxhall??

    Currently, the switches are located in the second Din slot but I now need to get rid and get the original window swiches wired in.

    The windows also can be operated with the ignition off.

    I`ll take a couple of pics tomorrow of the current switches and the wiring if that will help.

    Any help on this would be much appreciated.
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    Any competant auto sparky should be able to do this.

    I was under the impression that all the relavant wiring for elecy windows was already in place as Vaux use a pretty much standard loom and since most models have elecy window all wiring should be in place.
    Should be a case of replaceing the window mechanisim for a electric one adding a fuse to the fuse board, conecing the power from the loom to the mechanisim and the switches, all the connections should be there already.
    Might be wrong here.
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    it easy to do as you car has electric windows fitted but a after market kit just move the switches to the doors cant be that hard you will find there price it for labour chargers at £70+ ph mate
    have a look down a scrappy for your parts that you need should save a few ££

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    cant be that hard


    If you want to go totally to vauxhall windows in theory all you need to do is get the window mech's and the door loom for each door then hopefully all the wiring will be in the car.

    To check this try to unscrew the grommets and see if there's a thick red wire there and also see if you have both terminals ion the fuse box for each fuse location

    Fitting vauxhall switches onto the windows you already have can be tricky but is possible with relays and a factory door looms again
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    Thanks guys.


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    I had a thought at work today. When fitting electric windows at work we put the switchs on their side in the panel below the ash tray where the heated seat switches go

    Could be a easy fix?
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    Andy, I tried that last night, one each side will just about fit as I`ve got the alarm LED and Valet Code Buttons on the panel as well.

    This could be a quick solution to my problem, however, the wires into the back of the switches are not that long and I think they have been made to go as far as the 2nd din slot and no where else. But I will give it a try at the weekend.

    Many thanks for your help.
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    im still hoping someone can give me wiring diagrams for this.. or at least tell me the which pins going into the door loom contain the leccy window wires.
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    i have leccy fronts and was wondering is it possible to fitt leccy rears? i know the loom in the door aint there but would i just need the door loom or lots of wiring?

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    Lots of wiring I imagen Duff
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