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My driver side window won't come up... i pressed it all the way down and could not make it to come back up... the rest of the windows are working what should be the problem?

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Well the problem is most likely the track came outta place or the glass came of the track.. the hopefully not problems are a broken regulator (thing that lifts the glass up and down) or a broken switch (thing u press to make glass go up and down).'

now i will try my best to to explain how to diagnose and fix it,, seeing as I'm from the caribbean parts here sometimes carry (local names) not the names your used to so bear with me..

  • open door ( i know it was obvious sorry!!)
  • remove door upholstery (some screws are hidden in the handle, door lever, and behind plugs look for it)
  • pry the upholstery loose from the clips to get it off
  • now look at the glass ,, you will notice 2 railings on eighter ends ,, is the glass in the middle or in the tracks of the railings ?? if not then fit it in place and your set, you can adjust it by loosening the 3 bolts on the middle of the glass)
  • there is an arm there,, a motor with a cable running through and up some metal pieces,, is the cable broken ? if so replace the entire regulator unit, remove it by loosening the bolts holding it in place , then the 3 bolts holding the glass to it,, lift the glass out the door then pull the regulator out)
  • if all looks good then simply connect your switch back, turn ignition on,, press the up on the switch and gently push the glass up,, chances are something got in the rail and stuck the glass..
well thats the fix.. BTW if you press the switch and you dont here the motor turn on ,, well you need to replace the regulator..

let me know what happens..

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Check the switch with a voltage reader. if its not that then check the window motor. the wiring could have come loose or the window motor could be bad all together.

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