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Power window motor question by Gokart
Started on: 09-25-2013 06:05 PM
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Last post by: jaskispyder on 09-26-2013 07:21 AM
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Report this Post09-25-2013 06:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GokartSend a Private Message to GokartEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
When I got home from work today I couldn't get my window to go up on my driver's side
I took the inner door panel off and I could hear a click but no go. I cut and spliced the plug motor wires and jumped to the battery and up it went! Does this mean the motor is okay and it may be my switch? Could the motor still be shot? Thanks for some answers
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Report this Post09-25-2013 06:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
yup, from what I remember that sounds correct. I installed power windows and tested by applying power to the motor directly. If you have a service manual, you can unplug the switch and jump the connections for testing. There is no relay for the windows, BUT there the metal encased fuse located in the fuse box. You may want to swap that with another one (there should be a couple there) and see if that is the issue.
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Report this Post09-26-2013 03:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
could be corroded contact in the 20++ year old switches, if the battery rolled the windows up fine there must be a voltage or current issue... my guess is the switches.

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Report this Post09-26-2013 04:59 AM Click Here to See the Profile for E.FurgalSend a Private Message to E.FurgalEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
open switches and clean contacts
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Report this Post09-26-2013 05:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GokartSend a Private Message to GokartEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the advice! I'll start with the switches. I'm glad it's not the motor. Looks like it's a pita to replace.
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Originally posted by Gokart:

Thanks for the advice! I'll start with the switches. I'm glad it's not the motor. Looks like it's a pita to replace.


Yup, it really is, but it is doable and in the grand scheme of things, it isn't as bad as other vehicles (just keep the band aids nearby).

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