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Old 04-30-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Driver Lock Switch - difference 94-96 and 97-02?

I need to replace the driver's side door lock switch in my 98 camaro.

From what I can tell the "94-96" version is readily available for cheap, part #10402836.

The "97-02" version, #10402840, is listed as discontinued on all the gm parts sites, only sources I found were a few on eBay for $40-$60+.

Some of the auctions note they're interchangeable, but there cosmetic differences. From the images they look about the same, anyone else been in a similar situation? Thinking about getting the cheaper 94-96 version.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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Re: Driver Lock Switch - difference 94-96 and 97-02?

Try this: SWITCH. Door Electric and Vacuum Locks. TRIM/FRONT DOOR. Chevrolet Camaro (1997 - 2002) # 10402840
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Re: Driver Lock Switch - difference 94-96 and 97-02?

Thanks, looks like that's it and at a decent price ... placed an order, hopefully it's truly in stock
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Re: Driver Lock Switch - difference 94-96 and 97-02?

I have ordered from them several times and had no issues. There's always a first time though...
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #5
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Re: Driver Lock Switch - difference 94-96 and 97-02?

Unfortunately they canceled my order since they said they can no longer order the part, so still looking. Anyone have an thoughts on the differences on the two switches?
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Re: Driver Lock Switch - difference 94-96 and 97-02?

Bought a 94-96 version switch, took a few comparison images for future reference. Older button is more squared off, slightly different icon

http://www.merlinsoftware.com/filestore/switch1.jpg

http://www.merlinsoftware.com/filestore/switch2.jpg

One on the left is 94-96, on the right is my broken 97-02
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Re: Driver Lock Switch - difference 94-96 and 97-02?

I'm having the same problem finding a replacement switch for my 1997. Did the 1996 switch work? Is it the same as far as function and fit?

It looks like only slight cosmetic difference from the photos.

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Re: Driver Lock Switch - difference 94-96 and 97-02?

Yes, it fit and worked fine, just the cosmetic difference
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