Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Window Switch

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Power Window Switch

If the windows are not working properly, not working at all, or only work from the master switch, you may need to replace the power window switch. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Power Window Switch Repair. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
1969 Dodge Truck $92 $21.58 $70.00 29% $129.08
1969 Dodge Truck $96 $26.38 $70.00 28% $133.88
2012 Volkswagen Golf $85 $15.38 $70.00 30% $122.88
1971 Dodge Truck $138 $68.38 $70.00 21% $175.88
2009 Dodge Ram 3500 $207 $136.78 $70.00 15% $244.28
1969 Dodge Truck $138 $68.38 $70.00 21% $175.88
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Power Window Switch?

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The power window switch makes it easy to open and close the windows in your vehicle. The switches are located near each window, with a master panel on or near the driver’s door. Over time, the fuse, motor, or regulator can go bad and need to be replaced. If you suspect your power window switch is going bad or failing, watch for the following symptoms:

1. All the windows quit working

If all of the windows quit working at once, meaning there is no response when you push the power window switch, chances are there is a loss of power in the electrical system. Normally, a bad relay or blown fuse is the cause of this problem. The drivers master switch may also be the cause.

2. Only one window stops working

If only one window stops working, the problem could be a bad relay, fuse issue, bad motor, or the power window switch has failed. The most common reason for one window to stop working is the switch, so this should be looked at by a professional mechanic to have your power window switch replaced. Once the mechanics replace the switch, they will test the windows to make sure the rest of the system is working properly.

3. Window works from master switch only

In some cases the window may not work from its own switch, but the master switch can still put the window up or down. In this case there is a good chance that the power window switch has failed and that the other window components are working properly.

4. Windows work sometimes

When you open a window fine, but it doesn’t seem to close properly, this could be a window power switch issue. The opposite could be true as well, the window would close fine, but does not open like normal. The switch could be dying, but has not fully gone out yet. There is still time to replace the power window switch before your window gets stuck open or closed. Have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible because in case of an emergency situation, you may need to open and close your windows fast.

If your windows are not working properly, or are not working at all, have a mechanic inspect and/or fix the window switch. It is important to have properly working windows in case of an emergency situation so these issues should be addressed promptly. YourMechanic makes getting repairs to your power window switch easy by coming to your home or office to diagnose or fix issues. You can book a service online 24/7. YourMechanic’s qualified technicians are also available for any questions that may arise.

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Joe

40 years of experience
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Joe
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As usual on time, courteous, and got the job done.
2005 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY - POWER WINDOW SWITCH REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - LARGO, FLORIDA

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Fast and right the first time
2005 CHRYSLER PACIFICA - POWER WINDOW SWITCH REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

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Very happy with service.
2013 CHRYSLER 200 - POWER WINDOW SWITCH REPLACEMENT (PASSENGER SIDE FRONT) - LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA

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Went above and beyond to help me diagnose the problem when it turned out not to be what I called him about.
2007 JEEP WRANGLER - POWER WINDOW SWITCH REPLACEMENT (DRIVER SIDE FRONT) - IRVINE, CALIFORNIA

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