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96 Astro driver window stopped mid way

Driver window stuck mid way, other power windows ok. Second multi switch installed, Mechanic said wasn't switch, moved some wires and started working. Can I pull the door panel and expose the wires to the window motor and use a jumper wire from the passenger switch to either of the 2 wires on the driver window to make it go up?

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Yes you can

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