Determine the Vehicle Make, Model, and Year
The make, model, and year of your vehicle will help determine the type, body style, and features that will fit your car or truck. You can also contact your local dealership with your VIN# to find out exactly what options/types come with your vehicle.
Types of Window Switches
Our particular store specializes in selling window switches for the Driver side door. This is also referred to as the Master Switch. The master switch controls the main operations of the vehicle doors and windows. These main operations typically include the windows, door locks, and mirror control. They will be described in terms like:
Driver’s Window (Master)
Driver’s Window and Lock
Driver's Window and Mirror
Driver's (Master) Lock and Window
Driver's Window and Mirror
Driver's Window, Lock, and Mirror
Driver's (Master) Mirror, Lock, and Window
Many buyers want to buy a window switch with the attached bezel. The bezel is an interchangeable piece the covers the switch when it is installed in the door of the vehicle. If you need the bezel, be sure to look at the product photos to compare the replacement item to your original.
Evaluate the Body Style
Vehicles typically come in more than one body style and most window switches are made to fit specific body styles.
Trucks come in two main body styles- four door cab and two door cab- but they have multiple names depending on the make and model.
Two door trucks have descriptions like:
- Club cab
- Regular cab
- Xtra cab. Some vehicles with this body style option are 2003 Dodge Dakota, 2005 Dodge Ram 1500, and 2004 Toyota Tacoma.
Four door trucks have descriptions like:
- Crew cab, Quad cab, Mega cab.
- Some vehicles with this body style option are 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, 2015 Dodge Ram 2500, and 2014 GMC Sierra 1500.
Trucks that have two full-size front doors with two smaller rear doors are referred to as:
- Access cab
- Super cab
- King cab
- Extended cab
- Some vehicles with this body style option are 2017 Toyota Tundra, 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty, 2015 Nissan Frontier, and 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Cars have a few main body styles.
- Two door body styles include coupe and convertible models. Some vehicles with this body style option are 2016 Honda Civic Coupe, 2009 Pontiac G6 Coupe, and 2007 Volkswagen Golf.
- Four door body styles include sedan and (station) wagon models. Some vehicles with this body style option are 2015 Toyota Camry XLE, 2017 Hyundai Sonata, and 2011 BMW 335i.
Hatchbacks can have three or five doors. Some vehicles with this body style option are 2005 Ford Focus, 2009 Nissan Versa, and 2013 Kia Forte.
Always look at the description of the replacement part to verify what body style it fits.
Evaluate the Features
Check the descriptions of the window switches to verify the features of the item. Window switches, depending on their year of manufacture can have operating features such as:
- Power locks: Some vehicles with this option are 2007 Honda Fit, 2010 Toyota Highlander, and 2013 Scion xB.
- Heated seats: Some vehicles with this option are 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, 2004 Isuzu Ascender, and 2007 Buick Rainier.
- Power mirror: Controls the position of the side-view door mirror. Some vehicles with this option are 2005 Kia Rio, 2010 Cadillac DTS, and 2014 Buick Enclave.
- Memory: The buyer can preset the position of the side-view door mirror if the vehicle is being used by multiple drivers. Some vehicles with this option are 2003 Jaguar S-Type, 2007 Infiniti G35, and 2013 Cadillac CTS.
- Remote Trunk Locking: Opens the trunk of the vehicle. This option is most common among Mercedes-Benz models, particularly the S Class and ML Class.
- Automatic Tilt Interior: Tilts the passenger side-view door mirror down when the vehicle is in reverse, allowing the driver to see the area immediately adjacent to the vehicle (i.e. the curb). This option is most common among BMW models, such as the 2010 M5, 2006 750i, and 2002 745i.
- Automatic Down: Can lower one (or all) windows without being held down by the driver. Some vehicles with this option are 2005 Nissan Altima, 2007 BMW 328i, and 2012 Hyundai Elantra.
- Automatic control (minivan): Some vehicles with this option are 2001 Dodge Caravan, 2005 Plymouth Voyager, and 2007 Chrysler Town & Country.
- Power vent (minivan): Some vehicles with this option are 2001 Dodge Caravan, 2005 Plymouth Voyager, and 2007 Chrysler Town & Country.
- Power quarter windows (minivan): The 2004-2009 models for the Nissan Quest are most common vehicles with this feature.
- Rear window sunshade: Controls the electric sunshade for the rear windshield. This option is most common among BMW models, such as the 2010 M5, 2006 750i, and 2002 745i.
- Child Safety Lock: Locks the up and down function of the rear windows. Some vehicles with this option are 2011 Volvo XC70 and 2013 Audi Q7.
- Sunroof: The 1999-2002 models for the Saab 9-3 are most common vehicles with this feature on the window switch itself.
Always verify the features you need for your vehicle, and make sure that the replacement item has those features.
Useful Search Phrases
When searching for the part you need, figuring out what to search for can be tricky. We have provided examples of the various search phrases that will always ensure you find what you are looking for.
“10 Lincoln Navigator Master Power Window Switch Driver”
“03 Infiniti M45 Master Power Window Switch Left Driver”
“07 VW EOS Master Power Window Switch Driver”
“2007 Cadillac CTS Master Power Window Switch Left Driver Black”
“2009 Jeep Commander Master Power Window Switch Left Driver”
“13 Kia Sorento Master Power Window Switch Left Driver Tan”
“07 Mercury Monterey Master Power Window Switch Left Driver Gray”
“05 Chevrolet Astro Master Power Window Switch Driver”
“04 Toyota Avalon Master Power Window Switch Driver”
“00 Ford Crown Victoria Master Power Window Switch Left Driver Tan”
Evaluate the Cosmetic Condition
Check the images and descriptions of the window switches to ensure they are in their described condition. The condition of our parts are determined on a grading scale of “A” for like new, “B” for minor wear & tear but in overall good condition, “C” for cosmetic damage but still fully functional, and “D” meaning “For Parts Only”, which is for parts that have functional damage as a whole but can still be used for their parts (like having two broken buttons, but the assembly still works fine). Always make sure that the condition of the item you wish to purchase is suitable to your buying needs.
New From the Dealer vs. Used From Blacktop Auto Parts
When you are in the market for replacement parts, there is always the question of new or used. When buying new parts from a dealer, you are getting good quality but for more money than you wanted to spend. When buying used parts, you save sometimes hundreds of dollars on an item that works just as well.