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: