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My power windows on 2003 Pontiac Vibe quit working.

Tried it today and none of the windows work from master switch on drivers side except ft passenger window, which went down but will not go back up. Other three windows do not work at all, Check fuse but other things on it work fine. Master Control switch was already loose because of what held it in place broke a few months ago so I was able to unplug it and then reattach it, Nothing however I noticed the bottom of the master switch got extremely hot as I tried to roll up/down the windows. Disconnected it and the wires that were getting hot as well cooled down quickly. So is it the master control switch(my first guess) or the motor inside door that is bad? Or both? How do I check? Don't want to spend money bc getting rid of it in a few months but need to get windows back up on passenger and drivers sides fronts

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I would guess the switch wires are shorting against the frame metal, and the reason it got, gets hot. For temporary, I would tape the switch bottom and wires so that they will not short. For a test, will the master switch operate if it is up out of the normal location not touching any body metal? If not, yes it's possible there's a problem with a motor, or a wire to it has come off and may be "shorting" Of course one would think if a short, the fuse would go. It may be just enough to interfere with the motor/s operation.

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

Testimonial: "The switch will not work out of its normal position except passenger front which will go down but not back up"

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If all other switches work then I would say it's your master switch but if not then you have a electrical problem.

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

Testimonial: "Thanks Rob-I thinks so too-background- a few months ago the master control switch broke loose from wear and tear. I tried rigging it a few times-two weeks ago I used some glue and I'm wondering if it got on the circuit board. the ft passenger side window button seemed not to be working properly in its range of motion so Im wondering if it short circuited the board. I took it apart and did not see any glue on board. Not wanting to take it to a shop bc Im getting rid of it"

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