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Window glue on track
Much of the door, from the interior side, has to be disassembled to diagnose and repair the failure you are describing. The cause should be determined so that the fault is not repeated. The appropriate service to request is window...
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My left and right window is not aligned up. They are one inch over.
Hi there. On the track to the windows, there are two plastic bearings (like a roller wheel) that rotates on the rail as the window is moving up and down. They are on both sides of the window track. Sounds...
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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora window problems
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The systems that are being effected have one thing in common, which is they are all powered through the main drivers switch. These wires are all then sent through the elbow in the door...
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My window is stuck at a half open position 2016 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello - it sounds like either the window has gone off its track, or the window regulator/motor assembly has broken. If you truck is still under warranty, I would take it to your Ram dealer for repair. If that is...
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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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Hello my horn doesn't work but I brought a horn button. Could it pass inspection?
Hi there. As long as the window is able to go up and down regardless of speed and as long as the vehicle has a horn that can operate, then the vehicle is inspection ready for the horn and the...
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Why is the window lock light stuck on in my 2015 Mercedes CLA250 keeping my windows from rolling up
This is typically caused by a programming issue in the control module for the windows. Most of the time the module just needs to be reprogrammed by the dealer. In some cases this can be caused by debris if some...
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Power windows and blinkers don't work.
Hi there. The relay to the windows could have stopped working. Also, the flasher or relay could have stopped working as well. Since these are two different electrical circuits, it could be possible that both relays quit, but more an...
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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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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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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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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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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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2012 Dodge Journey sxt windows don’t roll down from any door panel master panel on drivers door still locks and controls mirrors
The windows are controlled by the window control modules and you will need to have the modules scanned to get the failure codes to see if a module failed or there is an electrical issue. I recommend having a mechanic...
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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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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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Window regulator broke How can I determine if the window motor on the broken regulator will work on a replacement regulator
If you can hear the motor run in both directions but the window regulator is broken then you should not have a problem replacing just the regulator. I would suggest replacing the motor and regulator as an assembly since the...
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Passenger side door panel works, but driver side doesn't
You may have a bad window switch or motor and regulator. You will need to have it tested for power to motor in the door. If it has power then replace motor.
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2011 Ford Taurus RPMs drop when windows are rolled up
A slight drop is RPMs is normal. The windows are operated by an electric motor, which draws from the alternator. As for the gas gauge, that's probably normal, too. I'm assuming you're calculating your fuel range manually, using the trip...

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