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Front window motor when out and window is down how do you fix it on a 1999 pontiac grand prix

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This sucks when it happens, I have 2 grand prix and have had this happened a few times, First, if you need to get it up RIGHT NOW! This instant even if its late at night? Well its do able. You can remove the paneling, dis engage the motor and prop it up. You might have to cut a piece of wood to hold it up temporarily so that someone wont break in and steal stuff. If you just need a fix it solution, there are a few possibilities, the first thing i would recommend would be to check the window switch, they tend to go bad often. You can do this by 2 ways, One? buy a new one, or 2 get a second grand prix switch from a friend or a neighbor or from someone else and plug it in. If this works, just replace the switch, if it doesnt, then remove the door paneling, and place electricity on one of the connectors on the motor (dont worry which side as they both receive electricity when going up or down) if this works, its a faulty switch, if it doesnt, it might be (95% sure) the motor itself.

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