Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car window won't close

asked by on

My car window won't close.

Hi there. If the window went down and will not come back up, then either the window motor has failed or the switch is bad. Most of the time the problem is in the window motor itself. It is much harder for the motor to close the window so that is when it typically fails. A mechanic would typically remove the door panel and test the motor for power when moving the switch. If there is no power, then it is the switch or the wiring, and if there is power then it is the motor. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect for electrical problems and replace any electrical components that are damaged.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car window won't close

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Replaced fuel pressure regulator and fuel pump,still no power going to fuel pump

This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...

Q: How do I customize the Reverse Tilt Mirror?

The Reverse Tilt Mirror feature lowers the angle of the side mirrors when you are backing up, so that you have better visibility. When the feature is turned on, the mirrors will tilt down when the transmission is shifted to...

Q: 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...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.