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Malfunctioning windows

I discovered that the problem was caused by the window controller's "Force Limiter", which had disabled the normal window operation. It can be reset by Opening the defective window Closing ...
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Window rolls back down automatically Prius 2010

You need to have your auto-up/down feature reset. It's actually a pretty easy procedure: From the driver's seat, push and hold the offending window's down button. Keep pressing it while the window is ...
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Can I reconnect a battery to pull up windows while alternator is out?

Yes, it should not cause any issues. Just ensure the larger red wire which would usually be connected to the alternator is isolated so it won't come in contact with a ground. As long as you do this, ...
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Power window switches stopped working 04 Chevy venture

You can stop changing fuses. I think you have a bad door ground, probably on the driver's side. Some car doors are grounded through the hinge without a separate wire, and they depend on the tension of ...
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Window Regulator Price Disparity

There are reasons you'll find the price disparity between what you'll find online or at the parts store versus what a shop will charge you for the same part. (I'll give you an anecdote after I answer ...
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Unsticking a stuck rear electric window

Pull down on the window with open hands or a big suction cup while someone operates the window switch, once it unsticks roll the window down all the way, then liberally spray the window channel ...
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Is interior side of a car door designed to withstand rain?

There's not much to worry about. Car doors have seals to keep rain out, as long as the window is in contact with the seal along its entire length rain will not get inside the door, even if it is not ...
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Unsticking a stuck rear electric window

More than likely the problem is the window motors are going bad. Most have a thermal switch in them (sort of like a resettable fuse) which will stop the motor from working when a heat threshold has ...
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Window Regulator Price Disparity

Actually maybe I will attempt to answer this. This is my theory, note I am a consumer, not a seller / mechanic. I've just seen a similar pattern with my own vehicle (2001, Honda). I think a few ...
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A back door power window on a 2012 Subaru Forester not rolling up

Hold up, don't order a motor just yet. What Ben meant (assuming) was pull the panel and jump the motor to test whether the motor is still working. If it's not the motor, you can unplug the switch ...
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2000 Toyota Camry LE window fails to roll up, but only when it's really hot

I would pop the door panel off, hook the switch back up, and set it in the sun. Prep your tools so you can quickly check for voltage and ground going into the switch, and at the motor. IMHO, the ...
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Golf MK4 Window Motor Click and Window wont open

Thank you guys for your advices. Yesterday i bought 2 regulators for the 2 doors. Now it works perfectly. 2 days ago the driver's door stuck in central locking and the window motors circuit doesnt ...
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What is the simplest way to replace a Subaru front power window motor?

Following the answer from Poison Fish, do these: Use a short No. 2 or 3 Philips bit on a small rachet. Most other Philips with spin and damage the screw. The chunky square kind like from an impact ...
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2006 Hummer H3 - Driver side window and Door Lock not responding

Pull the driver door panel out and check your wiring. Make sure there's continuity between the driver master switch and the lock actuator/driver window motor. Does the switch pass power and ground ...
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What is the part on older van power windows that typically fails and how do I replace it

You have a couple common parts Switches - supplies power to the motor Regulator - gears and tracks motor (or crank) - moves the regulator Sometimes you can take the door panel off and grease the ...
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VW Golf electrics problem with door closed

If it's a 55 plate I assume it's either a very late Mk IV or most likely a Mk V. The Mk VI didn't start until 08. I suspect that it's most likely to be a wiring issue with the module in the drivers ...
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lupo powerwindows power locks, ability to close window with key

I suspect that the fault lies in your window switches or the loom attached to them. There is a possibility that the window switches are not receiving input voltage though. Essentially on the Lupo, ...
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Squeaking car window

It could be one of three things: Your window glass rubbing on the rubber (not a big deal, but sometimes hard to get to go away). If it's the glass rubbing on the rubber, just try cleaning your ...
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2006 Scion XB window sometimes works sometimes doesn't

Most electric window motors have thermal cut outs on them. When used, heat will build up in the motor. If they get too hot, the cut out comes into play and keeps the motor from moving so as to not ...
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2007 Ford E350 electrical problem

Sounds like a loose fuse or fuses or loose connectors somewhere or even broken wires. Only method is to start checking all the relevant fuses and connectors systematically to find out which is the ...
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Some electric component misbehaving

Most if not all these function are circuited through the doors. Opening doors and closing doors sometimes has an effect on the issues. This points to worn wiring between the door and body. There will ...
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When braking RPM drops and radio cuts off (Sometimes when rolling down the window same happens)

As all circuits being used are electiral (power windows/brake light switch) i would suggest when it warms up, something loose is expanding and causing shorts which are affecting the running circuit ...
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Skoda Fabia windows don't work, at night one window opened

I'd suggest the issue lies with the button itself. Obviously if it was down, it has power and the motor works. If you pull up the switch unit and figure out which is power from the battery and which ...
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MK V (06) Jetta passenger window motor

You do not need to swap out the regulator. On "regular" parts sites, you can find the regulator separate from the motor. In fact, my goto site doesn't even show them as a single unit. For your ...
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Does anyone recognize this grinding noise on a power window?

Based on recorded clip i'm surpised the window still moves, if anything it sounds like the electric motor is skipping teeth on the window mechanism. There's not much to say about it from a distance on ...
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2006 Subaru Impreza Power Door Button

The plastic hinge areas on the "button" have broken, and there is not fixing that easily. However, the good news is that such things are readily available on "eBay" (used) if you have such an outlet ...
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Window regulator part build quality

Even if such a ranking does exist it would be of little practical use Consider the following: variations during manufacturing Due to things like different suppliers for the same part, different ...
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2005 Suburban rear passenger window drops about 6 inches.

The problem most likely resides in the motor worm gear, but you won't know for sure until you get it apart. The regulator in the truck is a cable driven one. It looks like this: The motor attaches to ...
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2003 Mazda 6 power windows not worKing

You have a short somewhere. The purpose of a fuse is to be the weak link in a circuit. If more current is running through a circuit than it was built to handle, a fuse will self destruct and break ...
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Locked doors during power failure

Mercedes and BMW both definitely have a safety system which will, in the event of a collision which will unlock the doors. This can be triggered by driving over a pot-hole at speed. This is to ...
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