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Volvo automatic windows won't stay closed

The cheapest, easiest thing you can try is to disconnect your battery for 30 minutes (check your owner's manual for the proper way of doing this). When you connect the battery again, your electric ...
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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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Drive side window won't move in a 1999 Saturn SC2

Most likely cause is a bad motor. Give the bottom of the door panel a good whack. Careful if it's cold as you can crack the door panel. This may be enough to jar the brushes in the motor to make it ...
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Subaru forester electric window motor - part identification

Not to be contrary to @JoshCaswell, but I'm seeing as how the left front/right rear are the same motor, as is the right front/left rear. Using the numbers he gave, I'm seeing the following as ...
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What is the simplest way to replace a Subaru front power window motor?

Assuming you have tested the window switch and wiring to ensure it is the motor, there really is only one way to replace it, but it is fairly simple. You can find detailed directions with pictures ...
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What is the simplest way to replace a Subaru front power window motor?

If it is the same as a Forester, There is a much simpler method than that listed in poisson's answer. Remove door card and seal cover, and unscrew and remove the switch panel. Slacken off the 4 bolts ...
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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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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

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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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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Subaru forester electric window motor - part identification

Based on the parts diagrams and lists on Opposed Forces, you are out of luck as far as using a rear door's motor. Each of the four doors has its own part number; the front right's number is 61188SA001 ...
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How to maintain power windows to keep them from freezing stuck?

You can apply car wax to the top/side weatherstrip - frost won't stick to wax. I don't like the fact that it automatically energizes the window, though; I've seen an awful lot of window bottom ...
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Volvo automatic windows won't stay closed

My S60R had the same problem on the driver side window. Hold the button fully in order to close the window, but hold it when it gets to the top for 10 seconds. You will hear the window "nudge" from ...
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Subaru Forester XT 2002 driver power window malfunctioning

This is a weak point in Subarus. I have had a Forester non-turbo 2005 for a few years and I have found that, on occasion, the driver-side power window simply fails to operate. But after drawing from ...
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1996 Toyota Camry unlocks and locks itself

You could try unplugging each lock switch one at a time(or all at once) and test to see if a switch is shorting. If the car has an aftermarket security system you could try removing it from the door ...
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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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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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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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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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Window glass in 2002 Jeep Liberty is stuck in regulator even after clips removed

I got it worked out. I hadn't realized there were pins sticking out of the bottom of the window into the lift plate - window had to be moved laterally (and pretty forcefully), not just up. A mechanic ...
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Slow rolling power windows

Sounds like the both front window run channels are dirty and dry may want to try cleaning and run some silicone spray down rubber run channels
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Slow power window problem

I would like to take this time to share my thoughts in regard to the problem I've had with the 2000 Sienna. I've resently changed the drivers side motor that had the same problem. Only to have a ...
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Slow power window problem

What I've found in several of these is that the motor itself is fine, but it's internal thermal fuse goes bad (becomes higher resistance giving less voltage to the motor). I've even replaced the ...
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1997 Honda Civic won't start; stuck in park

First, I'd like to try to clarify this whole situation a little. Your car has two keys, correct? An ignition key and an antitheft key that fits a special keyhole in the shifter, which manually ...
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1997 Honda Civic won't start; stuck in park

It sounds like your ignition switch is bad, and needs to be replaced. This is a common failure on Civics of that age, particularly on higher mileage cars. A replacement switch is around $70 from a ...
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How to maintain power windows to keep them from freezing stuck?

Put some WD-40 onto a rag and wipe the seal area with it. The "WD" stands for water displacement. When applied, it will keep the moisture off of the seal so there will be nothing there to freeze to ...
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Volvo automatic windows won't stay closed

Many vehicles equipped with remote keys have a "hidden" feature in which the windows roll down when the unlock button is pressed for a few seconds. It may be that the unlock button is stuck and ...
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Can a passanger door window just shatter if it's off track?

Side windows are tempered glass. They are made to shatter into a million pieces (as you just found out). All it takes is pressure in the right place in the right direction to have it shatter. Can it ...
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2001 toyota corolla electric window goes up half way then pushes outward and stops

It sounds like the regulator is worn out and will need to be replaced. I wouldn't try to force it up, or you could shatter the glass. The slides for the glass could also be at fault. Some windows ...
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07 Subaru Forester XT Electric window working intermittently

The fact that this is intermittent and that multiple windows are failing leads me to believe this is a break in the wiring inside the 'flex tube' between the door and the vehicle body. After thousands ...
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