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Window how do i fix a window thats off track? the motor works but the wire is off? please help

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I assume 'off track' means you can hear the motor but the pane doesn't move - well, maybe up but not down.
You can probably move the pane up and down by hand too.

If that is the case, you will have to remove the inside door panel for access and this can be easy or tough, depending on the vehicle.

I suggest you buy a Chilton or Haynes manual for your car (<$20 US) so you don't do more damage than necessary removing the panel. It will serve you in other things too. (I don't own stock in either.)

Once you have access, you can clean up the track that the glass has escaped from, clean the lower lip of the glass, run a good bead of silicone adhesive in the track and then start the edge of the glass in the track which may or may not have a rubber seal protecting the glass edge.
All surfaces that need glue should be very clean.

Having done this myself (on a Jeep) I blocked the upper seal of the window frame with a strip of sheet metal so the pane could not enter its normal seat.
Then I let the motor push the pane into the track.

If you seem to have gotten things lined up OK, do NOT operate the window for at least 24 hours as silicone cures slowly and having the thing pull free again would mean a repeat of the above.

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