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I just replaced the front passenger window regulator and motor and it works but only when i am using the rear passenger switch
Your Audi uses a window control module to operate the windows. The switches send a command to the module, and the module sends the power to the window motors. I've seen the modules do some screwy things, especially when the...
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I am having an issue with my power windows I have checked all fuses and even changed the main switch driver door
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is test the new switch for power. If the driver's switch is not receiving enough electrical voltage, the other windows are not either. From there you will...
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I am looking for window regulator and switch for Acura TSX 2005 passenger size. How much it will cost me?
Hi...both of these repair services are available. To obtain an exact quote for the window regulator repair or replacement, please click on "Get a Quote" at YourMechanic's window regulator repair service page. Similarly, to get an exact quote for the...
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I have 2016 Tahoe. I was wondering if I can install two windows, two regulators, two tracked for front passanger doors as I'm plan
I have never heard of anyone installing two window tracks with two separate windows. This is not something that could be done without major modifications to the door and door tracks. I suggest seeking a vehicle custom shop to see...
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drivers side power window will not go down on 1999 buick Century
Hello, thank you for writing in. The window motor may have failed, and replacing it is a good idea. If you have a voltmeter, you can test that the motor is receiving power when the switch is pressed to go...
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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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Passenger window rolls down but not up. 1999 Surbaru Impreza
Hello. It sounds like you have a wiring issue in the door. If this occurred right after the speakers then the wiring may be pinched in the door causing this. The panel will need to be removed and the wiring...
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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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2005 Mazda MPV driver window lift motor has broken gear. Can you remove and replace the motor.
You will not be able to get the gear for the motor separate from the motor. If the regulator is broke then I recommend replacing the motor and regulator as an assembly.
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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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Replaced window assembly in chrysler van. one touch does not always work
You will need to have the body control module scanned to see if the switch is giving input to put window up signal. If it is not working every time then you may have a defective window switch.
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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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99 cougar driver window lowers on one side then stops.
The window that will not go down all the way may be damaged internally if car was backed in to the door. The window that does not move may be a motor or the switch. you will need to have...
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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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Electric windows driver side an passenger side not working stuck down
Hi there - check fuses first for a blown power window fuse. Your vehicle may also have an in-line circuit breaker which pops when the window motor is overloaded. If fuses are OK, listen to hear if the power motor...
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I can't roll the rear passenger window up from either the drivers side or the passenger side. Could it be the regulator rather than the switches?
Hi there. If you are hearing a clicking sound as the window is trying to roll up or down, then either the regulator motor is burned and needs replaced or the track that the window rides on is broken. If...

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