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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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The driver side power window will not roll back up
The most common cause of the window will not roll up is caused by the window regulator binding up causing the motor to bind. I would recommend having the motor and regulator checked and replace motor and regulator.
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Left rear passenger door Window and Lock do not work at all.
The window motors are a common failure. Sometimes the cable in the regulator can come off track and wrap around the gear on the motor and do some damage. As far as the door lock you may have an actuator...
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Window motor is stuck down and its brand new and there is no glass in the door.
Hi there. Check the window motor switch contacts and see if any of them are burned or crossed. A wire could be off the switch or loose causing the motor to turn one direction but not the other direction. If...
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Where can I install a fuse for my new power windows and locks on my 1996 GMC
Hello. I am not exactly clear what you are asking, but it sounds like you are having an issue trying to decide where to get power from for your new doors. The best thing to do would be to add...
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Electrical problems
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing electrical issues, likely more than one. If the battery dies when you don't drive the vehicle for a few days then that could be a sign...
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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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Why do my power windows not work? 2005 Buick Century
Hello. There are several things that can cause this. It can be caused by a bad ground connection or an issue with the circuit breaker that supplies power to this circuit. You would need to used a voltage meter to...
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Manual to power window conversion.
With a big enough budget, anything is possible. You will need the door panels from a vehicle of the same year with power windows, the control switches, window regulators, motors and the wiring to control everything which will have to...
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rear window won't work
Hello. Thank you for writing in. With a new switch and motor, your issue is either electrical or mechanical. There may be a damaged wire that is cutting off the power supply to the motor. If this is the case,...
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Passenger window issue
When a window will operate in one direction and not the other, it could be caused by one of a few different problems. There could be a problem with the switch, the motor, or even the wiring. The first component...
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Window switch is not functioning in my 2002 Mazda Tribute
Hello. If your power windows are not functioning through the driver side window switch then it is likely that the switch has failed. Window switches have internal contacts that can break or wear out, which can result in the switch...
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Drivers window one touch down but not up. Is something wrong or was it made that way?
It is likely the car was made that way. One touch on many vehicles only work on the down command, but not up. The best place to find the right information on the function of your automatic windows is your...
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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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elecrtic window module keeps going out
Hello. Thank you for writing in. One of the issues you may be having is that you are using old switches. The power windows on these vehicles have a history of failing, and the used modules or switches you are...
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My car window was broken out and needs replacing how much is this service? 2005 Chevrolet Classic
Hi - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Check with a reputable paint and body shop in your area for this repair. Thanks for thinking of YourMechanic.com!
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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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My passenger window regulator is broken and I'm trying to replace it but the window is stuck closed 1997 Toyota Camry
Hello - the window regulator has a lever or '"arm" which attaches to the metal frame holding the window. There will be a pin which connects the window frame and the window regulator arm. There will be a clip on...
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What if i pay for mechanic to come to my home and check out car and they determine my regulator is faulty? Do they order and repla
Hi...yes, once the Mechanic completes a diagnosis of a non functioning window and explains to you what has happened in terms of the failure, any required parts, such as a regulator can be ordered once you authorize a repair. If...
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How do I replace a passenger side window?
Hello, thank you for writing in. It can be done at home, but may take up half your day. To start you will need to remove all of the weather stripping, regulator, and arm. Install the new window into its...

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