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Right front electric window keeps opening by itself

My fault, I left the windows open about an inch during heavy rain the day before yesterday. Last night, the right hand window started opening by itself. It won't close unless I bang my fist a bunch of times on the right hand door near the window switch. Then it will (usually) close. After about a minute of driving, it opens again. The drivers side switch is generally the only one that will close it, but only after banging on the door handle area for a while.

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  • onephatcat Feb 07, 2009

    Fixed problem - water had gotten into the contacts in the passenger side switch that controls the power window. Fortunately the connector is a standard computer type, I was able to pop the switch out of the door, pull off the connector and blow it out with air, resolving the problem.

    Thanks for your suggestion. It is usually best to start troubleshooting with the simplest part rather than assuming something more serious right away.

    - Joel


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It probably corroded the motor and or contacts. You can either take the motor out and try to clean it using elctromode, or replace it

Check ebay, they usually have a good aftermarket laying around for much cheaper than a dealer ship

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