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Q: Rear window not staying up

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The rear passenger's side window won't stay up.

A: It sounds like the window regulator is bad....

It sounds like the window regulator is bad. The regulator is what raises and lowers the window when the motor is commanded. The cables in the regulator wear out over time and break, causing the window to not stay up. A trained technician could easily pinpoint the issue with your window and make any necessary repairs to get it working again.

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