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Driver's side power window stopped working

Other 3 widows are still operating.

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  • arthur_smith Nov 26, 2008

    Its my daughter's car so I can only go by what she told me until I look at it tomorrow. She said she was driving home last night and all of a sudden the driver's window went down and the switch does not work to close the window. All other 3 windows still work though. Should I listen for the motor when i look at? What are the chances the switch is bad?

  • Seth Quisler
    Seth Quisler May 11, 2010

    what do you mean by stoped working

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Yes
if you can hear the motor then you mite have to replace the swich.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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    Seth Quisler Dec 04, 2008

    sorry i didnt you a compleat ansore



    if you push the up or down icons on the swich

    if you can hear hear the motor or a thud sound you mite have to replace the swich.

    if you replace the swich and the window still dose not move it coud mean the motor is worned out or the gears or the parts that move the window exsept the motor need to be re-lubercated.

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