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The power locks and windows will not work when a door is open.
The wiring to the switches that control the locks and windows travels through the door and enters the car body through a flexible, usually rubber, conduit. Over time, repeated opening and closing of the door(s) causes stress (mechanical flexing) of...
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Hello, I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track.
Hi there. Check the wheels on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it is tight. A loose...
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I replaced my window regulator on my 1995 bmw 318i and for some reason the regulator slips out from the track where the window
Hi there. Check the wheels or brackets on the regulator base and see if it's broken or cracked. If the wheels or brackets are good in the track, then check the cable inside the regulator and make sure that it...
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I got a window that doesn't go up or down.
Hi there. If the wiring is hooked up to the window motor correctly, the window switch works, and there is power to the window motor, then check to see if there is power coming out of motor. If there is...
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Passenger power window front 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Hi there - from your description of the power window problem, it sounds like the master window switch on the driver door has partially failed (window down portion of the switch). I recommend a master power switch replacement by a...
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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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How do i fix my power windows
Be sure you have not activated any interlock (safety switch, often a push button on driver side typically) that will disable individual window activation. A fault such as this is usually due to an electrical failure. If none of the...
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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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Window won't roll up or down
It sounds as though the window regulator has failed. The mechanism inside the door is an assembly that will incorporate the mechanism and the motor as one unit. More than likely, the cables that control the actual movement of the...
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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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I need my window requlator fixed on 2008 Dodge Avenger RT
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you have a warranty, then you need to speak with the person who is backing the warranty. Typically a warranty is given out by the manufacture or the dealership. This means you need...
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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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