Window wont roll up
Lots of things can cause a window to not roll up. It could be a window switch, a window motor, a window regulator, broken wires, loose connectors, etc. etc....
The problem must first be diagnosed to find the cause before any repair instructions can be given.
1. You need a fairly good understanding of how an automotive electrical system works. If you don't have this understanding you are headed for certain disaster and disappointment. Many community colleges as well as several online educational resources offer training in this area. I highly recommend getting at least some basic training. Even if you don't use this training to fix your own car, it will help you to understand what is going on at the shop when you take your car in for repair.
2. At the least you will need basic electrical system testing equipment. A digital volt/ohm meter and a 12 volt test light with a long cable will do in most cases. A set of long test leads, alligator clips, a few jumper leads, and some back-probing pins are also recommended. You want the long leads because it is always best to connect directly to the battery ground when testing power circuits and directly to battery positive when testing ground circuits. You can waste a lot of time and effort otherwise. Also be sure to get QUALITY equipment. I have seen a lot of misdiagnosis as the result of using a cheap test light that only works when it wants to.
3. You will need the wiring diagrams for the vehicle you are working on. This falls under item #1 above...you also need to know HOW to USE a wiring diagram. In the old days, automotive electrical systems were pretty simple and you could poke around with a test light until you found what you were looking for. In today's computerized cars and trucks, you have to know EXACTLY what you are poking on. Probing a wire with the wrong piece of equipment or with the wrong set-up can cost you a computer module in the blink of an eye.
Now, after reading this, if you think you have what it is going to require to diagnose your power window circuits, let me know and I will walk you through it.
Mar 23, 2012 |
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva