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96' honda accord power window wont go up

The window was rolled down one day, and now wont go up. the problem has been narrowed down to the switch going bad. i was wondering if there was a work around so i can get the window up for now until i can hunt down a switch. its winter and its freezing cold. so i was hoping there might be a trick for completing there circuit and having the window go up for now.

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  • matt170 Nov 18, 2008

    i had the motor and the regulator replaced. and when i was working on the door i noticed the switch for the drivers side window was smoking when i pressed it up or down, and it was rusting. thats why i think its the switch. i have taken the panel off before to try and get it to roll up. so where are the wires that im looking for, how do i complete the circuit, i read something about using a car battery, but it wasn't clear how to do this.

  • toombsjazz Feb 05, 2009

    I have a 95 honda accord lx. My driver window won't go back up. I took it to a shop and they took the door panel off and then unplugged the the plug that goes directly to the window motor. They hooked it directly to a separate battery, and the window went right up. So I know the motor works. My question is, is there anyway to test whether or not its the switch, or that other black box in the door that the power runs into after the switch(I heard people calling it a module)? Any help would be cool.


  • vernon tucker Dec 30, 2012

    does each window have a motor

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It's a simple circuit and I believe it actually runs the hot through the switch, so you could pull the door panel off, get at the two leads at the bottom of the switch and complete the circuit manually. How do you know it's a switch though? It's pretty common for the motors to go out, especially if the drain hole in the bottom of the door is plugged. Water gets in the door and shorts out or rusts the motor. The general way to remove a door panel is to get a couple really flat pry tools, like a putty knife and pry at the edges to find the clips that hold the panel on. Then using one putty knife on each side of the clip, pop them off. You can buy replacement clips from your dealer if you break any.

You might find that there is a small circuit board along with the switch, which may give credence to your "switch" theory. but you still should be able to isolate the wires for the motor.

Here's some more detailed instructions for removing the door panel .

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  • Daniel Herd
    Daniel Herd Nov 18, 2008

    the motor is a straight 12v so you could run a wire from the Positive lead on the battery to the motor and that should be enough because it probably already has a good ground/negative connection. The easy way would be to get a repair manual and look it up. I'm not sure with that year but HERE is a link to a page with a diagram of both sides. The idea is that you can just short the two pins or two wires that connect to the rocker switch for the power window.

    Another option would be to follow the wire back from the power window motor and then test the plug ends at the switch with a multimeter to find out which is hot and then use that. I'm sure that if you pull it apart and test it with a meter you'll find one that is producing 12v and can get the motor going with that.


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