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well i the new owner of a 79'242 GT and i am more than happy <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> .i want to put electric windows in, when i was looking around i thought,"where do the switches go?"do they go in the centre console somewere?there are two little squares but there too far back..can some one help. <p>[This message has been edited by devalmyth (edited 03-28-2002).]
 

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The 240 with power windows would normally have different front armrests that house a switch panel. You could mount the switches on the center console, but I would probably just add newer style armrests from a 242. There's one extra screw that holds the armrest to the door on the power windows version, so you'll need to cut a small hole in the armrest and attach the armrest. The other two screws should line up. You also need the window regulators w/motors from another 242, plus the wiring and relay.<P>
 

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Another option from those days for retrofitted power windows was a set of rocker switches in the center console. I've seen a number of these in the salvage yard. The rear passenger window switches (in 4-door cars) were mounted on an extension box on top of the parking brake console.<P>
 

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i was looking around the bone yard and i found a car with electric windows.the rocker switches were placed were the window winder goes they were round(sort of) looked good.so ill use them. doe's the motor mechanisim have to b out of a 242 or can it be from a 244/245??? thanx..
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by devalmyth:<BR><B>doe's the motor mechanisim have to b out of a 242 or can it be from a 244/245??? thanx..</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I don't know for sure, but the 242 has longer doors, and therefore longer windows. The mounting points for the regulators might not match up if they're from a 244/5.<P>
 

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The power window controls for the 79 GT were located in the centre console. I sold the same car about 6 months ago. It had factory power windows and they were located on opposite ends of the console. It had the same armrests as any other 242 but with a black plug where the window crank would normally go.<P>Hope this helps!<P>Jay
 

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hey thanks heaps jay!! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> but where exactly r they situated?? r they either side of the hand break, next to the hand break or on top of the console.or r they in where the hazard,rear diemist switches r on the dash?<BR>i thought i was gonna have to go out and find a set of arm rests!!
 

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I did an electric window conversion on my GT. I took the regulators and harness from a 245GL and modified the harness to go to the handbrake console. I used a newer console with the seat heater switch blanks and put switches in them. It looks really nice, and it allowed me to keep my door panels intact in case I ever want to bring it back to its original form. I did power locks at the same time. Good luck!<P>Rob
 

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On my 79 GT the switches were on the centre console. The Drivers side switch was in the leftmost position and the passenger side was in the rightmost position. <P>To be absolutley clear, they are on the same panel as the Demist and Fog Light switches.<P>Jay
 

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some fantastic ideas..i am going to put them to good use!!!thanx jay, i think itll b the easiest way..
 
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