Q: Driver's side window not working.

asked by on

My driver's side window doesn't work anymore.

A power window has several components, all of which will cause it to stop working. The switch, motor and the regulator. The switch is the button you press to make it go up and down. Since it is on the drivers side, it is part of a master switch that also controls the other windows. The motor is attached to the regulator, it spins the regulator to make the window go up and down. Both the switch and motor are electrical components that commonly fail. The regulator is the mechanism that the glass actually rides on. this is what actually makes the window go up or down. Regulators unfortunately also commonly fail. A technician will be able to determine which of these components needs to be replaced. Sometimes regulators come with a motor installed already as an assembly. If this is the case, they will need to be replaced together.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Driver's side window not working.

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: Paint in a really bad state, can it be fixed?

The reason paint on new cars chips more easily today than it did in the past is because the paint is more environmentally friendly. Traditionally, the majority of car paints were lead-based, but today paints are water-based, which increases the...

Q: Very slow coolant leak

Hi there. I wouldn't assume that you have a coolant leak based on coolant being present after the vehicle overheated. In most cases, the coolant will boil out of the radiator cap and cause this type of 'spillage'. If you've...

Q: 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...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.