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Power windows are great until they quit working. Here's how to fix one.
Be careful not to smash fingers in the window gears, and wear rubber gloves and safety goggles for protection when disassembling and repairing a car window.
Step 1: Replace blown fuse
If more than one window is on the fritz, try replacing the fuse first. Otherwise, leave the fuse disconnected for safety while you inspect the window's inner workings.
If you hear the motor trying to work when you press the up or down window controls, it's probably not a blown fuse.
Step 2: Remove door panels
Use a panel removal tool to pry off the panels on the inside of the car door and pull back the coverings to gain access to the mechanics inside. Use a screwdriver to remove any screws needed to get the coverings off.
Make a note of where to put the screws back later.
Step 3: Check for jam
Look at the gears inside to see if a jammed cable may be keeping your window off track so that it is stuck down or up. If so, set it back on track.
Consult electrical wiring diagrams for your car in the manual to learn how the window functions.
Step 4: Follow the wiring
Follow the wiring to search for any corroded connectors or switches that may be keeping your window's motor from working, and replace any bad ones.
Use a voltmeter to test the voltage at each point along the wiring.
Step 5: Fix bad gaskets
Replace or repair the seal on any loose or faulty gaskets if the window won't roll up or sticks in some places.
Step 6: Consider a new motor
If your window needs a new motor, decide whether you can replace it yourself, which will depend on your mechanical experience, available tools, and the type of car.
Step 7: Reassemble
Reassemble the window and door parts, using contact cement to hold the plastic insulating layer in place if necessary. Enjoy your working windows!
Did You Know?
Windshields were first added to vehicles in 1904. If the windshield became dirty or obstructed the view of the driver, it could be split in two, allowing the debris to fall off the top half of the glass.
How To Install Replace Manual Window Regulator Volkswagen Jetta 93-99 1AAuto.com
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a slow,
stuck, cracked or damaged window regulator. Often times window regulators
fail due to broken cables, or slide blocks. We'll tell you the tools you
need and walk you through the process step by step. This video is
applicable to 1993-1999 Volkswagen Jetta models.
Fixing A Car Window That Fell Down
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how you can easily fix
your own power window when the glass falls down and won't come up. All you
need is half an hour and simple hand tools. And, If you like my car help,
be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST
on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
How To Fix A Broken Power Window
http://www.AutoHowToVideos.com Willie B tackles this repair of a stuck
power window on my 1991 Honda Accord daily. Tips include diagnosis of
window problems and how to properly fix and lubricate window channels.
These tips can be applied to several other vehicles with power windows as
well. For more great clips check out AutoHowToVideos.com
How To Replace A Window Run Channel ( 97 Honda Accord) - EricTheCarGuy
How To Replace A Window Run Channel ( 97 Honda Accord) - EricTheCarGuy
You would normally be doing this if you had an issue with wind noise or a
problem with the window going up and down that did not involve the
regular/motor assembly. This is pretty much the same procedure for doing a
window motor/regulator assembly, there are just a couple of extra steps you
take to remove the motor after removing the window.
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Slow, or Stuck, Window Regulator & Motor Remove & Replace Buick
In this video I show how to remove the window regulator, and power window
motor for a Buick Century Custom. This is part 1 of 2. The part 2 to this
video will be published on Friday February 1st.
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repairs, or modifications, you perform to your car are made at your own
risk. Sometimes, even if you've done everything the right way, you can
destroy, or damage, a piece, or part. You must understand this; part of
doing a repair, and/or modification is messing up sometimes. Also, if for
some reason, I do give incorrect instructions, and something breaks because
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Part 11: Power Windows Installation - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
I now present episode 11 of my '76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo restoration. This
episode deals with the task of installing the AutoLoc PW4650 universal
power window kit. This kit includes motorized actuators which rotate the
existing manual window cranks, driving the manual regulator and thus
converting it to power without the need to fit an entirely new window
regulator. Additionally it includes all wiring and switches (not installed
yet), and mounting brackets. As it is a universal kit, it is universally
wrong for every application and must be customized to fit. The installation
was straightforward though time consuming. I have to admit, this episode is
a monstrosity and quite a bit longer than normal. But for good reason,
because I didn't want to do a "To be continued" as the next episode will be
quite special. Included in this part: custom fitting AutoLoc universal
power window actuators, making cutting channels into the inner door for
space, patching and finishing off the channels with welding and sheet
metal, cutting sheet metal from templates, media blasting before painting,
making brackets for actuators, a surprise at the end.
How car window regulators work
This video shows how a window regulator works in a car or truck. It also
shows how easily they can break and why they have to be replaced.
How To Replace Car Windows
Ever had a kids baseball, errant gold ball or thoughless person with a
hammer smash your window ? We have. Our project car, Red, had its drivers
side window smashed out by some bored kids with a brick.
Sure, we could have paid a professional $200 to fit a new one for us.. OR
we could pickup a used one for $20 and make a video for all our friends,
fans and members out there !
So DecibelCar.com presents, how to replace your broken car window.
(yes we do it with a manual window in a Honda CRX, but the process is
identical for electric windows and any other make or model).
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How to take out a Cars Window
In this video Ill show you how to remove a cars Rear Window using regular
hand tools and a metal wire found at your local hardware store.. By doing
this I saved $200.00.. WARNING!!! When removing a rear window, the
Urathane seal will sometimes strip the paint from the sheet metal of the
car.. this video is HOW TO REMOVE A REAR WINDOW.. this is not a HOW TO
REMOVE AND PREP and RE INSTALL VIDEO, SO PLEASE, NO COMMENTS ABOUT
PREPPING.. THIS IS NOT A PREP AND REINSTALL VIDEO...