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1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 Nissan Altima Window Switch Removal/Installation Guide

1998-2001 Nissan Altima Window Master Control Switch Easy Removal/Installation Guide


1. Removing the master switch from the door.

Use a small flat tip screwdriver or a butter knife to pry the switch cover out of the armrest. (Putting an unwanted plastic card or cardboard under your lever may protect the armrest from being nicked). Began at the side and near the top end since the bottom end has a long tab that is not flexible holding the switch in place.

Raise it enough so that you can get a finger under it and pull straight up on the switch cover. It will pop out of the arm rest (sometimes the switch cover is brittle; be careful not to crack the cover with too much force).

2. Removing the gang wire clip

A tab keeps the clip locked into the switch. Depress this tab with a small screwdriver or other tool while you pull the clip out by the sides. If it is stuck, rock it out from side to side gradually, being careful not to tug on the wires.

3. Install your new master switch

Plug the gang wire clip into your new switch. Test the switch before fully installing.

There are 4 Phillips head screws holding that hold the switch to its cover. Remove the cover and screw the new switch to it. Now drop it into place. You just saved the installation fee and a trip to the service center in less than 5 minutes!

(Remember to keep the ignition off while plugging/unplugging the switches).

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