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2005 Sunfire Window will go down but not up.

Our 2005 Sunfire window will go down but not up. Any ideas? Is the only solution to replace the motor?

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Replace your switch for the window

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No before you replace the motor because it goes down and is a pain id replace the window switch panel on the door in many cases one side of the switch works and the other dose not do to it being worn out ! replacing the switch panel is easy and takes less than 5 minutes in most cases and can save time and money if this is the problem as in so many cars! let me now it this helps

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