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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i had same problem on my jeep i disconnected the battery then reconnected everything worked fine after that
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
the problems is most likely right on the switch i had the same problem with my 97 i went to the wrecker bought all the swiches and the door lights from a wreck the swiches failing is common along with the door lights falling apart at cold temps. hope this helps
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
The motor is burned out, likely due to heavily worn brushes inside. As the motor cools (from lack of use) it becomes usable again, but quickly heats up and seizes with use.
You will need to replace the window motor. If you are mechanically inclined it is not a difficult job.
The door panel needs to be removed (numerous philips screws and push fasteners), then there are two 10mm bolts holding the glass to the regulator. Support the glass in the upward position with tape or suction cup supporting devices.
Disconnect the power to the motor and unbolt the regulator from the door (about 5 10mm bolts), then slide the regulator and motor assembly out the door opening.
If you purchased a complete regulator/motor (typical aftermarket), simply install the new one in reverse order.
If you purchased just the motor (typical OEM), you will need to unbolt the motor from the regulator. Becautious as the regulator is spring loaded and will snap open once the motor separates. Install the new motor with the regulator in the same position as before disassembly, and reinstall into the vehicle.
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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It's either the switch, or the window motor/regulator, or a problem in the wiring. If it were a fuse issue then all the other windows would not be working. You will have to remove the inside door panel to access the mechanism and diagnose. Replacing these items is not difficult if you have some basic tools. Inexpensive replacement motor/regulators are available from www.am-autoparts.com and other ebay sellers. Inexpensive switches from www.switch-doctor.net. Good luck, and if you have any questions, let me know.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
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