SSR Pit Crew
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
04 Slingshot Yellow 8416
Item #29 in the attached door part break out is the "LOCK FRT S/D,(INCLS ACTUATOR, DR AJAR SW)" part.
Driver's side: 15115931
Passenger's side: 15115932
Looks like the switch portion is being labeled as the "door ajar switch".
Item #33 is the rod that connects the outside door handle to #29.
Item #18 is the rod that connects the inside door handle (or the part moved by the inside door handle) to #29.
I totally agree that item #29 can be the root cause in the window failing to index downward, but I would believe it either would be a complete failure or a far more sporadic failure.
If I'm understanding the symptoms correctly, the re-indexing solves the problem for a short period of time and during that period of time it works "correctly" until it fails again.
The door latch assembly is certainly on the list of suspect parts at this point as is the wiring assembly that connects to it.
The RDM is also on the list of suspect parts as well.
I only have a RDM in my spare parts cache.
When it goes into the "failed" mode again, you could try holding the door handle and using a screwdriver to move the door latch assembly to the fully latched position and then release it to see if the window "moves" at all like it should when in the fully latch position and then moves downward when not in the fully latched position.
When I'm working on something in the cab of the SSR with the door open for an extended period of time, I'll "latch" the door latch to make the RDM think the door is closed and the SSR modules will power down any lights it normally leaves on when the doors are "open". That's where I've observed the window indexing (up and down) when I partially press the latch to the almost fully latch position (as it should do). That's why I'm stating the window indexing is not part of the door handle itself, but a function of the door latch switch.
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