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I have a 1998 Subaru Outback Legacy Wagon. The driver side window switch was having problems for a couple months - down switch was fine, but when I tried to close the window, I'd have to press on the button very hard for the switch to respond. Once I even noticed a little smoke coming out from the switch. Finally today, as I was pressing the button to close the window, I felt/heard a 'snap' and the window mechanism stopped working. It worked when I pushed it down to open the window, but it will not move up anymore. Do you know if the problem is a blown fuse, a broken part, or both? What part should I look for to fix this? Thanks! Swang

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Do any other windows work?
do they work from the drivers switch panel?
if they do, then power is likely to be present to the switch.
if the driver and pass. switches are interchangeable, try swapping them.
if all windows are dead, look for blown fuse first, then check switch and the socket/wiring harness connected to the switch.
smell the switch, if it smells burnt, it probably is...

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steering column bearing sounds like a worn out steering column... jack the front wheels off the ground both sides relieve load on steering wheel to see if it lessens the amount of feel and noise, if it does it shoud be the column bearing, replace bearings or complete column,,, also try with the wheels off the ground and safely supported to manualy steer the wheels by hand and see if you feel in roughness or hear any noises,should some minor resistance but be smooth in it movement if everything suspension and steering component wise is in good working condition... please rate my help.. thanks...

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