Driver side window switch will not only open driver window
It will open the rest of them. Is there a way I can trouble shoot this or fix a short? Could it be a fuse that would would affect only the driver side window but not the rest from the same control? Thank you
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Did you check power an grounds at the driver door switch ? Before changing the switch ? How about fuse's ? You could go to you tube an check out videos on power windows an door lock trouble shooting . Basic electrical trouble shooting etc.... Go to www.bbbind.com/ for free wiring diagrams to trouble shoot the circuits .
It might be a coincidence with the sun roof, but all makes and models of cars have window and door lock problems with age. Two things happen as a car ages. In most cases, the drivers door opens and closes more often than the rest of the doors, also your more likely to leave the drivers window open and it rains in on the controls. The majority of the time, it's the wiring at the door hedge that bends back and forth & breaks when you get in and out of your vehicle. Everyone's situation is different depending on use/mileage.
Example: Delivery driver, miles 50k window/door lock problem.
Highway daily driver 150k miles with no problems.
You can sometime check this your self. Turn on your ignition where the windows should work. "engine does not have to start" Sit in the drivers seat, hold down the window up/down button while moving the door in question to open & close. If the window tries to move at any time, the wires are wore in half. This does not always work, but I have had great luck trouble shooting electrical door problems using this method. If you have doors with no wires, clean the contact points. Hatchbacks & minivans use this system. Hope this helps.
The reason that they go down but not up is because they are usually binding in the track inside the door. You can remove the door panel and grease it with silicone grease to fix the problem. Usually its not the switch, but if you press it too much the switch will get burned out because it overheats inside from the current. If you remove the door panels, you should be able to switch the left and right switches to trouble shoot the switches. If you switch them and the right one goes down now, then you know the old right switch is bad.
A quick way to check if the motor or switch is the problem is to perform this test, at night operate the window switch with the door open, if the dome light dims slightly most likely the window motor is defective or the regulator is jammed, if no dim is observed then the switch is most likely the problem, very quick and easy to do.