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Re: power windows stopped working
If it's all your windows not working from the driver's seat, then it's your window switch on the driver's door or it may be a fuse(I doubt it's a fuse). If it's just one window, then it's the motor inside the door of that one window.
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Make sure it's not the switches, over the years I have replaced far more power window switches than I ever have fuses.
Try and remove the switches and then check with a multimeter or a simple bulb and two wires rigged up to see if you have power at the switches.
Try tapping the window motor with a hammer or something as you are pushing the button and sometimes this will loosen the motor up enough to turn it on to go up. It's worked for me in the past but not every time. I hope this helps you and good luck.
Its either the switch or the window motor. To avoid guessing, you would have to take the door panel off and check for power at the window motor when you press the switch, if you have power its the motor, if you dont have power its the switch. You might be able to go to a wrecking yard and get them to loan you a switch to try, that way you wont have to take the door panel off to check.
FIRST YOU WILL NEED TO REMOVE THE REAR PASSENGER INTERIOR DOOR COVER TO GET TO THE WINDOW MOTOR. ONCE REMOVED LOOK TO SEE IF THE WIRE IS STILL CONNECTED TO THE MOTOR. IF IT IS, DISCONNECT THE WIRE. ***IF YOU HAVE A MULTIMETER(OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES) WITH THE IGNITION SET TO AUX, OR ON IT DOESNT MATER, TEST THE POWER COMING FROM THE WIRE. IF IT READS 9.5-12+V, THE POWER IS GETTING TO THE WINDOW MOTOR AND STOPPING, YOU NEED A NEW MOTOR. IF THERE IS NO POWER COMING FROM THE WIRE, YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE YOUR CAR TO A SHOP. IT IS NOT A FUSE SINCE ALL THE WINDOWS RUN OFF THE SAME FUSE AND RELAY.
**IF NO MULTIMETER IS AVALIBLE, TAKE A 12V POWER SOURCE (CAR BATTERY) AND RUN THE POWER DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY TO THE WINDOW MOTOR. IF THE MOTOR RUNS, BAD WIREING. IF THE MOTOR DOES NOT RUN, BAD MOTOR.
Ok in my travels over the years of auto repairs I have yet to find an actual fuse that controlls the power windows, so here is my educated guess from what you are telling me here, the power window wont go up, usually it is the motor inside the door, sometimes it is the power window switch and rarely it is a bad connection or broken wire, so here we go; first press the poer window in the close position...with the dome light on(interior light) does the dome light dim a little wuith you pressing the window switch yet the window wont budge? If you said yes the light does flicker itt is safe to say the window switch is fine and the problem is the power window motor...part should be appro. 75.00-100.00 after market, if the window switch shows no signs of the interior light dimming ever so slightly, I suspect the window switch is at fault, replace the switch panel, most repair parts stores stock them if not get one ordered from the dealership.
pull the door panels off and remove the plastic sound deadenning liner from the door. find the window motor and unplug the wire harness. check the voltage by ressing down as to open the window(you can do up too, same thing), and see if you get 12volts when you press the button. if so your motors are burned. if not you have power issues and need to check your fuses. start off with the fuses first.
The driver side window switch is the master switch, the power or input to either roll the window up or down goes thru that switch. Double check all the connections on the back of the driver side window switch are good. With a DVOM you can also check to see if 12v are even getting to the master switch in the first place. If you aren't even getting power to the main power window switch you could've blown the power window fuse.