Ferrari cover their interior trim with a clear rubberised coating. Sadly, when this coating gets hot and comes into contact with something like a finger it starts to lift. One of the worst things for this is the electric window switches – I mean who would have thought people would want to open a window on a hot day?!
This post is going to show you how to sort the problem out once and for good – at no cost.
Here are pictures of a pair typical window switches looking very sorry for themselves:
The first step is to remove the switches – the silver panel needs to be removed which is held in place with two hex screws.
Next you need to split the switch – a small screwdriver will help with the plastic lugs.
Now you need to start peeling the clear goo off. It does help if the switches are warm so consider placing them in a warm place overnight. I simply scraped the goo away with my finger nail. Don’t worry about the decal – it’s not really a decal or a sticker but a translucent window. The goo will come right off and leave it behind.
Peel the goo of the rocker switch as well and this is what you should be left with:
Here’s the other switch before….
Refurbished switches side by side:
And installed in the car – better than new:
It is worth checking the operation of the lights that sit in the switch at this stage. If you need to reaplace one, you can use a standard R286 bulb and reuse the green cover:
9 thoughts on “Ferrari 360 Sticky Window Switches”
Thank you so much , my switches look like new again thanks to you
Thank you for the great tip on removing the sticky material from the window switches I also found this works great on the fuel door, sport mode type switches and it even works on the mirror adjustment switch and the bezel that surrounds it making the car a lot more enjoyable to drive ,,,thanks again.
Just as an aside, rather than using a finger nail or similar to scrape the sticky off, grab a can of brake cleaner and some q-tips (earbuds). Spray brake cleaner on the earbud and rub over the switch, this will remove all stickiness without damaging anything.
Obviously this also works for everything sticky in the car….. one word of warning though, make very certain not to get any brake cleaner on leather, it will mark it badly.
I was so pleased to come across this article as I thought it was my fingers making them sticky. I am normal again!
Thanks again Aldous. However I have to admit I removed my cigarette unit and dipped it in paint stripper then sprayed it Matt black and it looks absolutely great. 100 times better than before. Just a thought.
Just need to get the door handles done now as they look terrible.
As an aside I just got back from visiting the Ferrari Museum where I discussed the problem of sticker switches with one of the ushers. He said they are fully aware of the situation and suggested spraying them as I did.
Is there any special paint required to spray the sticky parts? Can all sticky parts be painted again?
At https://stickynomore.com they say do paint the parts. Can I do that myself?
So long as all the sticky has been removed you can refinish the part in a coating of your choice
Thanks for the info, switches sticky no more!
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