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pwr Windows and lock controls getting wet

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by cmo18, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    Does anybody have a contraption to cover their buttons on the door? I like to plow with my window open but get my buttons all wet and I'm worried it might short it out.
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    hevy dutty plastic and tape.
     
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    A towel...also nice to have in the truck to wipe off the window
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I've often thought about that. A towel is always handy to have....
     
  5. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Usually my arm!
     
  6. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    haha nothing bad has happened but im sure all that water is not good for things...just plowed 12 hrs and the inside of my door was just covered..
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Something like this.

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  8. Evanbrendel

    Evanbrendel Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    where did you find that?
     
  9. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    off the internet. You can them them in most stores or order online.
     
  10. MeeksCo

    MeeksCo Senior Member
    Messages: 214

    I get my board wet all the time. It's okay. I am sure over time the connections behind the buttons may get corroded...but........how often do you hear about that.
    The only way you can short it out is if you dump a bucket of water on it and the pos & neg connections get wet by the same body of water. Understand?
    It's easy and cheap to replace a board behind a door panel if it were to ever go bad.

    I often just wipe it off with some sort of cloth I find nearby.
     
  11. CaptainSmokey

    CaptainSmokey Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    I use a towel, it works
     
  12. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,571

    My window is always down no matter what truck I am driving. I also use a towel to wipe off my arm and the buttons when ever I remember.
     
  13. Evanbrendel

    Evanbrendel Senior Member
    Messages: 181

    there alot bigger than the ones i have found here
     
  14. Schwinn68

    Schwinn68 Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    towel for me too
     
  15. ontario026

    ontario026 Senior Member
    Messages: 228


    Easy, maybe, but not always so cheap... My power mirror switch is messed up, from what? Who knows, but quite possibly getting wet when plowing, I can partially take the switch apart, and the portion you can get to only has a bit of corrosion, not enough to either break contact or short it out, but I can't access the back side of that board without destroying it, so I need a new switch... like $130 from the gm dealer... paid 65 for one off ebay, but apparently it has been lost by canada post somewhere between niagra falls and here.... grr.....

    Matthew
     
  16. gamberbull13

    gamberbull13 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Pull the small plastic price up outta door wrap in clear plastic snap back in. You can still see and use all your buttomns
     
  17. Plowfixguys

    Plowfixguys Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Spray a little Fluid Film in the switch, it wont hurt it and will displace the water and stop the corrosion.
     
  18. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    Towel works for me...comfortable to keep my arm on and then there's a towel there for whatever else it may be used for