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#1 splodyodey

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:11 AM

ok so heres the senario, it was beautiful out yesturday. i put down my windows an they went down fine. when it got colder i tried to put up my windows. the passanger side window went up fine. however, the drivers side window is stuck. ive already replaced the motor once but im not sure if its the motor or a loose wire. any suggestions?

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:14 AM

Only one way to know for sure, pull the door panel and check the wires.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:25 PM

yeah my window is getting slow again too. i replaced the motor about 7 months ago. when the window goes up, it slows down towards the middle like its hitting something, and when it gets past that point, its speeds up like its relieved. could the regulator be jamming up or something hanging up the regulator?
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 01:04 PM

i pulled off the panel an all the wires are fine. so its probably the motor or some other problem im not seeing

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 03:17 PM

Sometimes the rocker switch breaks. If the window motor wasn't acting up before it got stuck that could be the problem. When you replace the motor make sure you lubricate the hardware.
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:38 PM

any idea how much a new rocker switch would cost because that sounds exactly like what happened to my window

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:49 PM

any idea how much a new rocker switch would cost because that sounds exactly like what happened to my window

I don't know how much it would cost(couldn't be much) but you could check it by unplugging the switch and jumping the correct terminals.
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:09 PM

check out hawksthirdgen.com they have window switches. i have bought some from them before and never had a problem with them.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:05 AM

yup turned out to be the rocker switch. i took the switch from my 94 an put it in an the window went right up

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:13 AM

yup turned out to be the rocker switch. i took the switch from my 94 an put it in an the window went right up


Glad to hear that's all it was. I kinda thought so from how it happened so suddenly. When the power window motor goes out, it usually starts by slowing down a little at a time until it just stops one day.
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 10:57 AM

Thank you for the update Steven, I will move this to the issues resolved forum.




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