Question about 2003 Saturn VUE
3 of the 4 windows operate but the driver's just stopped one day. I'd like to know if there is something more simple to check before I open the door panel and see if the cylinoid is kaput.
The starter solenoid is located ON the starter.
It kicks out the starter gearing to engage the flywheel with a signal from the ignition.
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Posted on Feb 21, 2009
Disconnect the black negative cable from the battery.
Raise the vehicle using a jack and support it safely on jack stands if necessary. Depending on your vehicle model, you might have to install and wire the starter-solenoid assembly from underneath the car.
Bring the starter as close as possible to its mounting bracket on the engine.
Sometimes you can use the jack to support it while you make the
electrical connections, and this comes in handy since the starter is
somewhat heavy and awkward to work on while you hold it with one hand.
Use a wrench or ratchet and socket to connect the red battery cable to
the big bolt on the solenoid and the bypass ignition terminal wire to
the small bolt underneath the first bolt. If there is enough room, you
might want to start threading the starter mounting bolts without
tightening them before you make the connections.
Make sure the wires are well connected and finish mounting the starter on the engine.
Lower the vehicle and reconnect the black negative cable.
Disconnect the black negative cable from the battery.
Mount the solenoid in place in the engine compartment using a wrench or ratchet and socket.
Connect the red cable coming from the battery to the large bolt on the left-hand side of the solenoid.
Connect the starter cable to the large bolt located on the right-hand side of the solenoid.
Connect the control wire to the small control circuit terminal on the
left-hand side of the solenoid. It is usually marked with the letter
Connect the other small wire to the ignition bypass terminal, which is on the right-hand side of the solenoid.
Reconnect the black negative battery cable.
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Posted on Mar 01, 2009
SOURCE: pressure cylinoid
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There is currently a recall going on for this problem. You can likely get your money back on the prior repairs as well. See this link http://www.toyota.com/recall/corolla-matrix.html. On the left-hand side, you can click to take you to put in your VIN and see if your vehicle is included. My 2007 vehicle IS included, and I just had the check engine light come on and have been experiencing rough shifting for about 6 months. When the light came on yesterday, it was extremely rough jerky shifting. The light went off today. Took it to Autozone and got same code P2716. Toyota has assigned me a case number, but I won't get a call back until Monday or by close of biz on Tuesday. This problem can cause your car to not start, or to shut down while driving. YIKES! The person I talked to at Toyota acted a little too nonchalant about the whole deal. Telling me to just wait for the call that I will get. She said most dealers would not have the part needed to fix this. According to what I have read. That is the reason why Toyota is not sending out the notification letters to the affected parties until mid-September. Check out all the info and good luck. I am a little bit p.o'd about this right now. - Natalie
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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Passenger Front Door Module (PDM)
LH Rear Door Module (LRDM)
RH Rear Door Module (RRDM)
Driver Door Switch Assembly (DDSA)
RH Front Power Window Switch
LH Rear Power Window Switch
RH Rear Power Window Switch
LH Front Power Window Motor
RH Front Power Window Motor
LH Rear Power Window Motor
RH Rear Power Window Motor
Class 2 serial data circuit
Power door serial data circuit
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Front Passenger Door Module logic and internal driver operation
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Left Rear Door Module and Right Rear Door Module logic and internal driver operation
Do you know about computer controlled power windows ?
Power Windows Operation
The vehicle is equipped with power windows controlled by the door modules. Each passenger door window can be operated, either from a switch built into the driver door switch assembly (DDSA), or from a switch mounted locally to its associated door. The driver door window can be operated only from the driver door window switch built into the DDSA.
When a window is operated from the DDSA, the DDSA interprets the window switch signal as a specific window switch request and sends the information to the driver door module (DDM) via the power door serial data circuit. The DDM examines the request and checks to see if it has received any class 2 serial data messages from any of the other vehicle modules (i.e. ignition switch position) prohibiting the movement of the window. If the window being operated is the driver door window, and if no prohibitive class 2 messages have been received, the DDM then applies voltage and ground to the driver door window motor to move the window glass as requested. If the window being operated is a passenger door window, and no prohibitive class 2 messages have been received, the DDM sends the request, via the power door serial data circuit, to the appropriate passenger door module. The passenger door module then applies voltage and ground to the passenger door window motor to move the window glass as requested.
When a passenger door window is operated from the power window switch mounted locally to its associated door, the passenger door module first checks to see if the DDM has received any prohibitive class 2 serial data messages. If there are no prohibitive messages, the passenger door module powers the associated passenger door window motor.
Both front door windows have the express down feature. This allows the front door windows to be fully opened by momentarily pulling the appropriate window switch lever to the second detente and then releasing.
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Passenger Door Module (PDM)
Body Control Module (BCM)
RR power window switch
Window up and window down relays in each of the rear passenger window switches
Window lockout switch
Reversible power window motors in each of the doors (circuit breaker protected)
LT DOOR CB 25A (System power for left windows)
RT DOOR CB 25A (System power for right windows)
The DDM contains four power window switches which are integral components. Closing any of the normally open, rocker type switches provides the DDM with a request for power window operation. The switches for the two front windows have three positions UP, Down and Express Down, while the switches for the rear windows have only two positions, UP and Down. Each of these switches and their positions is a direct input into the DDM. Upon receiving a request for power window operation, the DDM, transmits a Class 2 message indicating the switch and it's changed position.
The PDM contains a single power window switch that is an integral component. Closing of this normally open, rocker switch provides the PDM with a request for the front passenger power window operation. The switch for the front passenger window has two positions Up and Down. Each of these switch positions is a direct input to the PDM.
The two rear passenger doors have there own switches. Each of the switches contain a power window up and down relay. A switch activation alone can control the up and down functions of the rear windows. However the BCM, upon receiving a Class 2 message from the DDM, can control the set of relays which will activate the rear window motors.
You need a scan tool to diagnose these systems
Power Window Inoperative - Driver Door
Did you perform the Door Systems Diagnostic System Check?
Go to Step 2
Go to Diagnostic System Check - Door Systems
Operate the driver power window in the UP and DOWN directions.
Does the driver power window operate properly?
Go to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems
Go to Step 3
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