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Q: Power window not working

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The power window in my car is not working.

This description is rather vague but I’ll do my best. If a single power window motor isn’t working the most likely cause is the motor, switch, or regulator. When the switch is pressed, power is sent to a DC motor. The motor is attached to a scissor-type device called the regulator, which lifts the window up and down. I would have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can diagnose and repair your window.

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