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This is strange BUT, my spoiler in the back only works when it is WET. It gets stuck up any other time, but if it rains or if I get a carwash, it'll go up and down just fine until everything dries again. WTF?

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Yeah, mine did that exact same thing, too.

The problem was the 2 micro-switches in the rear wing. I replaced them and the wing works fine every time. I'm sure there's some scientific explanation as to why the switches worked under humid conditions, but for whatever reason, replacing them fixed the problem.
 

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conductivity...I think I read somewhere that Lightninght strikes the ground more frequently when it is humid (or when water is in the air) then when it is dry. It is the same principal.
 

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Ok... any idea how much these cost and where exactly they are? When I took it apart I didn't notice any microswitches...

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Radio Shack sells the switches for under $2 each and are normally in stock. Part #275-017, and you'll need 2 of them.

The switches are located around the perimiter of the white cammed gear that's driven by the motor. You must remove the motor assembly to get to them. For instructions and pictures, got to John Adam's site at http://www.vr4stealth.com/. Go to the "repair" section, "exterior", then "rear spoiler removal and repair".

Hope this helps.
 

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conductivity...I think I read somewhere that Lightninght strikes the ground more frequently when it is humid (or when water is in the air) then when it is dry. It is the same principal.

Yeah, I hate that rain crap.. worked for me yesterday.

Sunday I am taking that bihitoch apart!
 

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How hard was it to fix the microswitches? Timewise.
 

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How hard was it to fix the microswitches? Timewise.
I'm guessin' two hours tops... hopefully one of these other fellas answers!
 

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About two hours the first time. After that, it gets a little quicker.
 

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About two hours the first time. After that, it gets a little quicker.
You da man, thanks!

Radhio shack had 3 of those suckers in stock, so I picked 'em up last night. I'll install them with a buddy this weekend, as well as grease that monkey up some.

We all deserve working aero!
 

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Did you get your wing working? Just curious.
 

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JeffWVR4 said:
Did you get your wing working? Just curious.

Yup. =)


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