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Rear window motor on a 1996 Honda Civic does not function

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    Solution accepted, Problem mostly solved.

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First of all check the fuses under the driver's side and under the hood. If the fuses are short or burnt then replace the faulty fuse and then check. But if the fuses are fine then check the motor. For rear window and the connections for motor. To confirm the fault Interchange the motor from one of the working window of car and then check, if the window goes up from other windows motor then the motor is faulty confirmed ,but if the problem is same with other working window motor then connect the rear window motor to any other working window and check out. The other window should function properly. Now when rear window motor is checked ok but if the motor is not working so the connections of motor to be checked also the power button switch from which all motors gets operated that switch has to be checked. If there is a short in the switch then it has to be replaced, but if there is no short in the switch then the voltage at rear window motor connections needs to be checked. It should be exact 12 volt, if its not then the motor connections are short and the connections should be rewired by new wire.
The power window switch and connection of instrument panel in the dash both needs to be checked. The short in this components or loose connections at these components causes this problem.
If the windows don't work, any of several issues is likely to blame, including no electricity, bad switches, bad motor, damaged window regulator, or even a broken wire.
Automotive power windows use a switched motor to operate a mechanical window regulator. This regulator moves the pane of glass into the door. Remove and test the switches on the driver's side door panel. Pry them up with a screwdriver and pull them free of the panel's opening. Disconnect the switch assembly from the wiring harness by pulling the adapter plug from the assembly. Test the switches individually by touching both sides of one switch with the circuit tester. Each switch will have two terminals, and if the tester is positive on both terminals while the window is activated, then the switch is good. Replace the switch assembly if any of the switches fails the test. Most power window switches come in assembled modules and cannot be replaced individually. Remove and test (if possible) the power window motor. Turn the armrest bolts and interior door handle screws counterclockwise, and then pull the door panel free from the pop rivets. Behind the panel are a window regulator, the window glass, and the electric driver motor. The motor is usually located in the lower right section of the door. Unplug the motor from the wiring harness and unbolt it from the window regulator by turning the bolts counterclockwise. Pull the motor straight out, away from the gears. And check out if motor is receiving exact 12 volts at the terminals. If not then either motor is faulty or there is a confirm short if motor is replaced.
If all the above mentioned possibilities are checked out ok then the window regulator needs to be checked. Inspect the window regulator's joints for rust or stiff movement, if the electrical system is operating correctly. These joints can corrode or break, causing the window to stop working. With the door panel off, the window regulator can be removed and replaced by sliding the glass away from the track mounts, then turning all mount bolts counterclockwise and manipulating the regulator out of the door.
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Hi, I have met several people with is kind of particular problem. The main floor harness runs through the drivers side front fender and plugs into the drivers door. The harness in 1996 civics are an inch or 2 too short so after a few years a few of the 25 thru 27 wires in the plug #C556 either break off or pull out of the plug. Since the rear window is and the drivers door contains the master power window and lock switches and the power mirrors can also be affected it can seem like everyones problems are in different parts of the car but they are all part of the same default.
You have to purchase a floor harness with full power options and install it yourself

Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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I would start checking the main switch and/or check the wiring for the switch. Check fuse blows?

You can throw parts at it or diagnose it. To diagnose, pull off inner panel, pull feed wiring off window motor and feed it electricity directly.

If it goes up and down, at least you know the motor and the assembly it rides on are OK. (grease up things while you're there).

Now all you need do is find out if any juice getting TO door switches, and any coming OUT of door switches.

If switch does not get juice, problem further upstream - relay?

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Posted on Aug 19, 2010

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Then I would say the switch is the problem if it works when the wires are switch out.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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