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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Re: 96' honda accord power window wont go up
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.
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Hi, I'm figuring all four of your windows fail to roll down. On most foriegn and domestic passenger vehicles after say 1987, the electrical current between the car's battery, the door mounted power window switch and the window motor itself controlled by an electrical relay. On your 2007 Honda Accord, this relay is located under the hood in the engine compartment. It should be located on the passenger side next to the firewall and on top of the inner fender inside one of two control module boxes. You can identify a relay as compared to one of the high amp fuses by its shape ( a square, black or dark grey box about 1"x1"), Under the cover of the control module box you will find the legend of what's what. After you locate the "power windows" relay, it can then be tested to determine its servicability. Also you must check the integrity of the power window fuse located at the fuse panel in the front passenger compartment. Also connecting wiring can be checked for loose connections, burned insulation. Also its always a good idea to apply electrical silicone grease between the relay connections.
Before you change make sure there is power on the board , if so the circuit must be checked for delivering voltage as the switch is pressed. the switch can be checked with a multimeter for continuity. Only if there is power to the motor without response must the motor be changed. if not the fault can be the control circuit board, maybe failure of the motor driver.
if its a power window, have a close listen to see if you can here a slight clicking noise as if something is trying to work, as you push the window switch from up to down position if you do that means power is trying to get down to the motor and that means there is a good chance that your power window motor might have kicked the bucket. if thats not it might be a wireing problem..when you open your door you can see a black rubber plug going from your door frame to your door, try wiggleing that plug.
Window motors & regulators go bad every day. Pull your door panel, unplug the motor, if you have an ohm meter apply the leads to the leads into the motor. One will be ground the other two will raise and lower (reverse) the motor. If you show resistance between the leads the motor windings are good and the problem may be the window regulator. If you do not have an ohm meter, you can run two wires (one ground, the other hot) and test the motor by applying elec to it.
And you need the manual to look at how to do some tedious work. I couldn't remember all those parts so I recommend tape and labels and notes as you go if memory is bad. I tape the screws to the area where I removed them. Switches break too and so far I can't tell if it's a switch problem or motor. A small piece of copper wire should help you bridge the contact points, where the switch normally does so you can see if the switch is bad. My doors went bad close together and that indicates the switch. Some people say a can of switch cleaning spray is good enough.
the window regulator is going bad,it has a up cable and a down cable so I would replace it before it wont go up at all,they are pretty inexpensive around $70.00 at a decent parts house,its a pretty simple job, remove the door panel,locate window to regulator bolts.remove them,take glass out thru top, locate 3 bolts that hold motor assy. remove them take bolts holding regulator in place remove them,take motor and regulator out thru holes in door.you can do it! have a good day DB