1998 Chevrolet Lumina, Battery Goes Dead

This 1998 Chevrolet Lumina came in with the complaint that the battery will go dead after about 2 days of sitting. I checked and sure enough there was a .5 amp drain on the system. I had also noticed while moving the car around and locking the car up for the night that the power door lock switch on the driver’s door had problems. The spring tension that keeps the switch centered during non use was gone and the switch could basically flip back and forth. I removed the single screw holding the switch panel in place.

Pulled the panel away from the door.

Released the front spring clip.

Unhooked the wiring harness connector and the drain was gone.

Removed the old switch by gently lifting the retaining tabs as shown below. Installed the new switch in the panel.

Installed the panel on the door and this one is done.

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