CONTACTOR & DOOR SWITCH: REBATE CONTACTORS
Your contactor may break down or no longer function normally after a long period of time, consider changing it for your safety. The door switch plays a very important role in your road safety. It is used to alert you if a door is not closed properly, the ceiling light comes on. It also warns you if the lights are on when you turn the ignition off. It is an accessory element, but it should not be neglected, its role as a warning is essential and it is required by automobile manufacturers. Among its contactors and door switches there is the rebate contactor. The contactor system is simple, the electrical contact is open if the door is closed, and conversely if the door is closed the electrical contactor closes. It is a simple two-function switch system, it relies on a switch and a spring, opening and closing the door allows it to operate. There are several models depending on your vehicle, before purchasing one, you will need to know certain technical aspects of the contactor and in particular the correct reference in order to avoid short circuits and blown fuses.
Operation and installation
When and how to change your rebate contactor? Before embarking on a contactor replacement operation, you will need to ask yourself the right questions. It will also be necessary to check that the problem comes from the contactor, otherwise there is a risk of losing a part and time. The signs of a dead rebate switch are: if there is no longer a light that comes on when you have your door open the contactor may be out of order the light may be placed on the ceiling pilot light, on the side from the door or on the dashboard
- if there are no more audible alarms, your door switch is probably faulty.
Rest assured, it can be replaced and replacing this part is not complicated. However, you will have to be careful not to damage the door. If you need to change your door contactor or switch, here are the steps to follow. You will first need to remove the protective seals from the door by unclipping them, be careful,it will be difficult to put them back in place if you don't do it carefully. Once the seals are removed, the contactor sits on the side of the door in a special slot, it is easily visible. Once located, it will take a few turns of the screwdriver to dismantle it and unclip it from its attachment. Once the contactor is detached, all you need to do is connect the new contactor to the pin system and replace the seals. If your switch works, the dome light or door light will come on.
Role of the contactor and type
The foliage door contactor is essential electrical equipment. It has a role as an electromechanical relay. It therefore has a safety role, in order to protect you from any sudden openings, but it also allows you to know if your headlights have remained on once the engine has been switched off. There are various models on the market, a contactor can fulfill several roles depending on the vehicle model. In addition to the roles mentioned above, they can allow you to know if the door is locked, but also the trunk and other side and hood openings. For the installation of this part or replacement, it is preferable to call a professional, to avoid any unpleasant surprises (short circuit, or failure of other functions).