Interchangeable parts are parts that are, for practical purposes, identical. They are made to specifications that ensure that they are so nearly identical that they will fit into any assembly of the same type without any custom fitting.
As we all know, if replacement parts aren’t available from the dealer, chances of finding them used can be a hit or miss. A good thing to know is what other “family brand” cars share the same parts as the car you are restoring. During a typical visit to a local LKQ, I came cross a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder. Not only does it share the same manual sunroof as the S13, it also shares the same passenger power window buttons.
Below is what the panels look like after been removed from the Pathfinder. The passenger button is the same, so it can be swapped. The master switch has the same button caps and some of the plastic internals could also be used if your buttons are not responding properly when you press them.
S13 POWER WINDOW BUTTONS W/MISSING CAPS
BUTTON CAPS REMOVED FROM THE PATHFINDER SWITCH
S13 POWER WINDOW BUTTON CAPS RESTORED
If you have an S12 you can just swap your stock master switch with the master switch from any 1991-1995 Pathfinder.
Just another workaround for out of production parts. If you can’t find these in your local salvage yard, search ebay, they are available in new and used condition. Search for 1991-1995 Nissan Pathfinder. Thanks for stopping by.