Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Power windows

asked by on

Drivers side power window went down on its own. Replaced regulator and motor. When I plugged the electrical harness into the switch the new regulator went all the way down and will not go up. I can hear the motor click when using the switch, but it will not move. I'm thinking the switch is stuck in the down position and when I plugged it in it just powered down. The other three Windows work fine with the master switch. Or is there a relay that could cause this odd problem. Thanks

A: Hi there. It definitely sounds like a broke...

Hi there. It definitely sounds like a broken master window switch. The internal components of many of these switches are made of plastic and, over time and use, face the high possibility of breaking. The switch will need to be replaced to correct the situation. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a window switch replacement.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car exhaust is giving white smoke when I start the car everyday.

Hi there: Typically white smoke is an indicator of coolant or liquid other than oil or fuel inside the combustion chambers. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (if you had an overheating issue recently) or simple air...

Q: Timing belt replacement and car still don't start

From what you've described you'll need to remove the spark plugs and have a compression test done. It sounds like you may have bent the valves in the motor when the timing belt broke. I'd suggest having this looked...

Q: need help with my car I don't know what to do or how to fix it please help

Hi there: In most cases, an engine knock is caused by cylinder head hardware being loose (such as valves, lifters or rocker arms), low oil levels or loose belts or pulley's that power many of the vehicle's components. If the...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...