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How to Replace a Power Window Switch
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driver side window scratching
This type of problem is normally a failed window regulator. The window regulator is the mechanism that controls how the window goes up and down, and when it gets worn, can allow the window glass to come into contact with...
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Three of my Civic's power windows fail to operate simultaneously. are they having the same power switch problem?
Hello, thank you for writing in. At first it sounds as if the "child locks" have been turned on, make sure this is not the case. The power for the windows comes from the main and under dash fuse boxes,...
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2008 GMC Acadia: passenger side window switch will make the window go down, but not back up. Now master switch on driver's side wo
The switch internals of one or both switches are faulty or there is a bad connection to the switches. To resolve this, the switches have to be removed from the door so that you can get access to the terminals....
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Driver window regulator replacement
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are two bolts that are typically located towards the sides of the top part of the regulator, and these are what hold the window in place. The set of bolts closer to the...
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None of the windows on my 2005 300 will go down. How do I fix this?
Check the fuses in the fuse box on the inside of the cab. Look for the fuse to be burned on the window circuit. If the fuse is good, then remove the master cluster switch from the driver door and...
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Electrical problems with my car. The power windows, mirrors, infotainment, and the driver seat all aren't working.
Hi there. Since all of the items are located in the cabin area of the vehicle, look for a loose or broken ground wire from the cab to the frame or fuse box. There could be a pinched wire in...
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Question about compatible windows.
A comprehensive national database that can be used to identify interchanges, and the actual sources, for used car parts, such as door windows, is Car-part.com. At Car-part.com input your year, make and model and then select "glass, front door" or...
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Hi Robert, i have a BMW 325i 2004, what could it be? do i need the motor replaced or the regulator
If the window is "moving", but just off the track, the issue is probably binding in the in door mechanism, track, and/or regulator. That could be alignment or lubrication related or there could be rust, dirt and corrosion in the...
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Power window switch not working 2006 Chevrolet Impala
Hi there - check fuses/relays for the power windows first. If fuses and/or relays are good, your symptoms suggest that the power window master switch on the driver door panel has failed. I recommend a power window master switch replacement...
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How can I fix my passenger windows in my 04 Jeep
It will first be necessary to figure out what is keeping the window from rolling down. There could be a bad switch, a blown fuse, perished motor, or even a wiring problem. Some diagnostics will need to be done to...
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After replacing the window regulator in my 2002 Ford Windstar the window goes up crooked.
Hi there. The window regulator is loose or the window is off the window regulator causing the window to go up crooked. Remove the door panel and check the window regulator and see if it's not mounted properly. If the...
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Electric Windows and entire fan unit stopped at same time.
Any time electrical systems tend to work and not work at times would be caused by a loose wire. Check the ground wiring from the cab to the chassis and particularly around the parking brake lever area. A loose wire...
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My window on my passenger side won't roll down and the lock button doesn't lock the doors.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your issue is most likely a switch. The window motor would not effect the door lock functions. The only true way to know is to test the power available to the switch and see...
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Passenger side power window.
Both components are items that may experience a failure as both do have moving parts and moving parts wear over time. If the switch is not allowing the power to flow through the motor properly, then the switch must be...
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Drivers side window very unresponsive when engine is running. Works fine in accessory mode. Any ideas please?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few considerations we need to make during this process. One being the battery is responsible for providing power in the accessory mode, while the alternator provides the power while the vehicle...
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I need a power switch on driver side door
There are a few things that will keep a window from wanting to roll up. A failed window motor, bad regulator, failed switch, or bad wiring could all keep the window from rolling up. It will be necessary to remove...
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I have just bought a 2005 bgeetle convertible and when I unlatch the top and press the button the back windows go down halfway tha
Hello, thank you for writing in. The windows should be rolled down when the convertible top is put down. Some models do this automatically so that the top does not scrape down the windows when moving. However, Beetles in this...
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If the power window switch on the front passenger door is out and motor is fine then window should still work from the master?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The master switch is wired independently of the other switches, and it should be able to power the window without the passenger switch working. This is one of the reasons it has been designed...

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