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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:38 am

I had some ebay bucks to use up and found a nice used switch for a grand total of $18 shipped. Thanks for the tips, especially to the OP and the beta testers :mrgreen:

It's summer now and I rarely have passengers since this is a commuter car for me but I've experienced the 'can't find the unlock button' before on other cars so I'm sure it is only a matter of time before I'm happy to have this. Thanks again everyone.

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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:35 am

So it sounds like if one can find 25401-3TA5A and 25411-3TA1A switches cheap, even if the cosmetics are horrible, it's all good because we're really only after the circuit boards? Is that a correct assumption?

Edit: Oh, except maybe the 25411-3TA1A appears to have a lamp window for the window switch.
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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:37 pm

You could probably swap out the circuit boards if needed but I just swapped the entire part as it was plug and play. My original switch was black and the new one was black and was identical in all respects AFAICT except that the lights work.

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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:34 pm

@goldbrick Can you provide some details on exactly what you ordered on eBay?
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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:09 pm

all that is left in my ebay history is this description:

13 14 15 16 Nissan Altima Driver Window Switch OEM P/N 254013TA5A

I bought it from car.parts.usa although I'm sure there are many sellers with the same item

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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:30 pm

@goldbrick Thanks!
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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:58 am

Note: after switch replacement you will need to recalibrate Auto-UP window function (due to plug disconnect, even if you re-connected the original switch back). To recalibrate: open the window and then close it by holding switch in up most position until windows is fully closed and then continue holding it for 3 more seconds.
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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:50 pm

Leaf15 wrote:Note: after switch replacement you will need to recalibrate Auto-UP window function (due to plug disconnect, even if you re-connected the original switch back). To recalibrate: open the window and then close it by holding switch in up most position until windows is fully closed and then continue holding it for 3 more seconds.



That's interesting. Thanks! Does this explain why the auto window is so hard to control when trying to just crack the window an inch or two?

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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:20 pm

mwalsh wrote:So it sounds like if one can find 25401-3TA5A and 25411-3TA1A switches cheap, even if the cosmetics are horrible, it's all good because we're really only after the circuit boards? Is that a correct assumption?

Edit: Oh, except maybe the 25411-3TA1A appears to have a lamp window for the window switch.


Unfortunately, in a 2011 LEAF you cannot just use the circuit board from a 25401-3TA5A - the 2011 door lock switch is COMPLETELY different which, as you might expect, means the rocker for it is completely different too. Also, it's not so easy to remove the door window rockers. So you pretty much have to swap in the whole deal, and therefore need to make sure you can live with the overall condition of the assembly you buy used.

Edit: I was able to remove the door window rockers by using a small flat-head screwdriver on each side. Be super careful with the drivers Auto rocker - a) there are a small ball-bearing and a spring that you do not want to have fly out and b) when putting it back there is a slider on the circuit board which needs to be seated between two prongs within the rocker. Don't get it seated right and your switch won't work.

In the video posted by evgarage on the other thread, it looks like his 2015 door lock switch is physically the same as the Altima one, so that changeover happened at some point in the LEAF too. If I had to guess, I would say with the 2013 model year.

On the plus side, when you do swap in the whole deal everything works as you would expect. Well, except that the rockers are actually lit with the car "on" where I would have thought they'd only be lit with the headlights on. Since I didn't check out the old LEAF assembly for the same behavior before I removed it, I don't know if that's normal or not. However, I can say that the LEAF mirror adjust knob does only light with the headlights on.

Edit 2: When I originally said "switches" in many cases I actually meant the plastic switch covers or "rockers". Have modified the post accordingly to maybe help avoid any confusion.
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2015 pack on 12/30/15
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L1 EVSE upgrade
FIAMM horns
Superbright LED lighting
2013 sun visors
LED shifter
Heated seats
GT-R map lamp lenses
Altima illuminated door switches

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Re: 2016 Altima Power Window Switch (lighted buttons!)

Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:52 am

mwalsh wrote:On the plus side, when you do swap in the whole deal everything works as you would expect. Well, except that the switches are actually lit with the car "on" where I would have thought they'd only be lit with the headlights on. Since I didn't check the old LEAF switches out for the same behavior before I removed them, I don't know if that's normal or not. However, I can say that the LEAF mirror adjust switch does only light with the headlights on.


I'm pretty sure on my 2017 S that the window and lock/unlock lights only come on with the headlights. IIRC, the original switch had a light in the drivers window switch that operated the same way. For me, the only difference is now I also have lights in the lock/unlock buttons.

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