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1998 firebird passenger window "sticks"

The window will move a little, an inch or so, then stop.After several minutes it will move a little more....going up or down.This is the same with both switches(driver and passenger controls)
I had a stereo installed @circuit city a year ago....after a few months the passenger side door speakers quit after 6 months the window began acting up. Also a few weeks ago the right headlight wouldn't pop up every time.
I don't know if any or all of this is related.
I have checked the fuses, but don't know about in-line fuses.

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Okay Lets start with the window problem.

The factory wire guage is too small and under-powers the windows. You can read up about it on www.ls1tech.com, just do a search for AutoTrix or slow passenger window.

Here is a post about it
http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/sponsor-sales-specials/609987-slow-passenger-window-check-out.html

You can get the wiring kit at www.autotrix.net

For the speaker: I would take the door panel off and check the connections for the speaker. It might be easier to check the connections on the back of the stereo first but something either came undone or the speaker died.

The headlight is another common problem. The headlight motors come with plastic gears that strip. Yours could just be sticking from rust on the linkage or the motor is dieing. If it is the gear I would look into this info here : http://www.bfranker.badz28.com/headlightfix/gearinstall.htm
If you just go to his home page there is TONS of info on firebirds

Good Luck

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