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S3 Electric window switches!

S3 Electric window switches!

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Houghman

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111 posts

154 months

Monday 18th June 2007
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My drivers side window switch died recently and I was struggling to find the right replacement, I eventually found the manufacturer in Italy, a Company called Ansor who were extremely helpful. So helpful in fact that they sent me 2 brand new switches to Manchester FREE, all I had to do was email them my address. I'm not suggesting that they will do this on mass for everybody but at least we know where we can get them even if we have to cough up a few quid....I was lucky enough not to have to. Maybe if a few people need them they'll do a bulk order.

Here is the address and picture of the switch, it's the last switch. The lady I spoke to was Signora Ferrari, she speaks good English.

http://www.ansor.it/alza34.htm

markbigears

1,740 posts

187 months

Monday 18th June 2007
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Andrew, you should add this to the "alternative S parts guide" for future reference for other owners. Nice one.

pies

13,116 posts

174 months

Monday 18th June 2007
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Chim and Griff one fit as well and can be fitted with levern covers smile

mannik

198 posts

133 months

Tuesday 19th June 2007
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which switch was it from the link?
cheers
Mark

Houghman

Original Poster:

111 posts

154 months

Tuesday 19th June 2007
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mannik said:
which switch was it from the link?
cheers
Mark
The bottom one, there's an option for different coloured backlight too.
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baggiebird

81 posts

122 months

Tuesday 19th June 2007
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B****y good work!!!!

keirangrogan

486 posts

182 months

Wednesday 20th June 2007
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They also have the S2 window switches items 455 / 456 although I have found these at local Motor Factors on the pre packaged parts shelf.

page3

3,424 posts

169 months

Friday 22nd June 2007
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Excellent find. I've been looking for these for ages, as one switch was replaced by the previous owner with whatever he could find at the time.

Just contacted them and ordered some. Being posted today and I'll be invoiced in a few weeks when their local agent returns from holiday (!). Cost of 13.51 Euros.

Edited by page3 on Friday 22 June 15:48

page3

3,424 posts

169 months

Tuesday 11th September 2007
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Err, bit of advice guys please.

I have finally got an invoice from the suppliers European agent, who are in Germany. They are asking for €30 (euros), which I have no problem with.

They have asked to be paid by direct bank transfer. On speaking to my bank, they will charge £25+ for an international bank transfer!!

I think my best bet would be to ask for the agents address and simply send €30 cash via international surface mail. That automatically insures for up to £34 for loss or damage. Sounds a bit risky to me - but don't know of another (cost effective) way, unless they can take a Credit Card over the phone - but that seems dangerous too!

ears

tubbystu

3,846 posts

178 months

Tuesday 11th September 2007
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page3 said:
Err, bit of advice guys please.

I have finally got an invoice from the suppliers European agent, who are in Germany. They are asking for €30 (euros), which I have no problem with.

They have asked to be paid by direct bank transfer. On speaking to my bank, they will charge £25+ for an international bank transfer!!

I think my best bet would be to ask for the agents address and simply send €30 cash via international surface mail. That automatically insures for up to £34 for loss or damage. Sounds a bit risky to me - but don't know of another (cost effective) way, unless they can take a Credit Card over the phone - but that seems dangerous too!

ears
If they give you their account number can you not pay them online with your bank ? Surely that cannot get a £25 charge against it - you might not get the days best exchange rate but it will only be a few pennies on a few euro's. NB: Check with your bank's website because I don't know they will not charge a mint for this.


tubbystu

3,846 posts

178 months

Tuesday 11th September 2007
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Houghman said:
mannik said:
which switch was it from the link?
cheers
Mark
The bottom one, there's an option for different coloured backlight too.
Your window switches are backlit yikes

Barkychoc

7,761 posts

122 months

Tuesday 11th September 2007
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tubbystu said:
Houghman said:
mannik said:
which switch was it from the link?
cheers
Mark
The bottom one, there's an option for different coloured backlight too.
Your window switches are backlit yikes
Mine are.....

pies

13,116 posts

174 months

Tuesday 11th September 2007
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Same here biggrin

ketvrin

3,504 posts

127 months

Wednesday 12th September 2007
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and mine...

wink

page3

3,424 posts

169 months

Wednesday 12th September 2007
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...and mine!

Anyway, point is paying directly into their bank account incurs a £25 charge! Crazy but true frown

S3 David

225 posts

146 months

Wednesday 12th September 2007
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Adam, if you want to save 30 quid PM me as I still have the two original switches having changed mine to Astra ones. Sorry I mean Griff/Chim ones wink

page3

3,424 posts

169 months

Wednesday 12th September 2007
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S3 David said:
Adam, if you want to save 30 quid PM me as I still have the two original switches having changed mine to Astra ones. Sorry I mean Griff/Chim ones wink
Thanks for the kind offer, but I bought the new ones a few months back. I didn't expect the payment to be quite so difficult!

S3 David

225 posts

146 months

Wednesday 12th September 2007
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I didn't see this post the first time around otherwise I would have saved you some obvious hassle. If anyone else needs one or both, let me know. Can't remember them being backlit though scratchchin

martin lieb

3 posts

97 months

Monday 4th May 2009
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Hi S3 David. i have the same broken switch on my sons car a toyota corolla, but i have been informed by the car spares suppliers of the UK, the electric windows are not factory fitted as the switches are not on the door It seems the switches came in a kit. Would you let me have one or both, as one is totally broken and the other a spare.probably gonna break soon, windows are well used.cheers

Gerald-TVR

4,874 posts

115 months

Tuesday 5th May 2009
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These look correct but you would need to check dimensions etc
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Electric-Window-Aerial-Rocke...