Q: Driver window won't go up

asked by on February 02, 2016

The driver window is stuck. I can't get it to go up.

I’ll assume you have power windows. There are two key components. The lift motor, and the regulator. Either one could be the problem. It could also be a defective switch, or a wiring issue. A qualified mechanic from YourMechanic can come out and diagnose your window issue to have the correct repairs made.

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

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

Car won't start after it ran out of gas and was filled again

Sometimes if a vehicle runs out of fuel it can get air in the fuel lines. Any time a vehicle runs out of fuel and more fuel is added, the key should be turned to the 'On' position then back...

Car overheated and hose ripped

hi. If you have a hose that has failed, then that would have caused a serious loss of coolant. This will definitely cause the engine to overheat. The hose needs to be replaced so that the engine can be checked...

Driver side window goes down but not up

When you operate the driver's window switch, if you hear the motor run in both directions, then the window regulator is most likely broken. The window regulator may require the motor and regulator together depending on part availability. If you...

Related articles

Is It Okay to Drive a Vehicle With Windows that Won’t Roll Up or Down?
When When you drive, you need to roll down your window for many different reasons. You might need to: Speak with a peace officer at a traffic stop Order at a drive-thru window Open the window for air flow...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Rear Window Defogger Switch
If the rear window won't clear, the rear window defogger button won't light up, or the defogger isn't working consistently, have the switch replaced.
How Do Heated Windows Work?
The The outside of your car’s windows are subject to harsh environmental elements including: Stone chips Road debris Dirt Bird droppings Snow and ice The benefits of heated windows While you can’t prevent environmental elements from occurring,...