When I tried to close the roof on my 1997 boxster the passenger side window did not go down and is now stuck. This causes problems because when I close the door the window hits the top and I'm afraid it will break the window. The button does not make the window go up or down. How can I fix this please?
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Re: Window stuck on my 1997 boxster
You'll need to remove screws that are by the door handle,
arm rest, under door and side of door and then gently pull back on the
panel as there will also be retaining clips attached and you don't want
to break them. Then pull back the weather seal
(can't reuse it, but it's not that important) and you will be able to
access everything.It could be that the switch or relay for the window is bad
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to get the window up without the motor you will have to take the door panel apart. You will have to take the motor out of the loop to move the mechanism, raise the window and put the locked motor back in to hold it up.
I doubt the roof switch has any influence over this other than telling the brain the roof is being opened. The brain will then tell the windows go down and presumably will tell them to stop after a predetermined time - unless there is a facility built into each window mechanism. Unlikely as both windows are affected.
The fact a fault exists that cause the windows to go right down might simply confuse the system enough to go on strike or what is effectively two problems might really be just one.
In order to discover why things are going wrong a thorough understanding of how the system works is needed but even that knowledge will be of limited use without the laptop and dedicated software and the necessary experience to decipher the results and to adjust, repair or reset the system.
Your car is more computer on wheels than simple car. When a computer does strange things it is because it is receiving the wrong information, because it is unable to execute it's commands, because the software is corrupted or electronic problems within itself.
The only way I know to get the window up is to remove the door panel and run the window motor with jumper wires. However, before you replace the switch (which is not usually the problem) you should check the wires on the driver's door between the point where the wires exit the door and enter the kick panel area. It's common for the wires and insulation to break down over the years, and since the driver's door is opened and closed the most, causing the wires to bend back and forth, it is a common failure. The passenger side window uses the wiring in the driver's side door to operate.
Volcompunker is on track.... if it is a stuck motor problem, before taking door apart, try this...it may work, works well on dodge caravans...
NO COST and fast PROCEDURE TO FIX IT:
1. Sit in vehicle, on seat next to problematic window 2. Ignition key is on 3. Door in question is opened (in case you closed it) 4. While door is open, press and hold power window button in desired window travel, keep button pressed !! 5. SLAM hard the door closed with one hand while other hand holds button as per #4. 6. Watch window operate as it should.
7. Repeat 3-6 if necessary, but usually the first try works!
Try switching the power window switch from the passenger side to the drivers side. Before you do that try with the switch on the up position, wiggle it from side to side. The contacts may be worn and by wiggling it may make contact. Other then that try to park it in side or garbage bag taped to keep rain out till you get it to the shop.
Hint, take it to a Auto window repair shop to replace the switch if it's bad or if the motor is bad. They have more experience to removing the door panels and removing the power window regulator (motor) if that needs to be replaced.
Good luck and hope this helps.