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1996 honda civic lx passanger power window problem

Hi, i own a 1996 honda civic lx. I have a problem, my power window on the passengers side does not roll down . I have taken apart the door panel to get at the wires that connect the switch to the motor and when i push up on the switch i hear and feel the motor work and it rolls the window up if I push down nuthing happens and the window doesnt roll down, then when i switch the wires and push up on the switch it rolls the window down and i i push down nothing happens. can you help me?

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  • gary323 Aug 01, 2008

    all other windows work fine except passenger side

  • gary323 Aug 09, 2008

    i replaced the switch with two other switches that i bought from the wrecking yard and still the same thing occurs so i know the switches are fine as well as the 20 amp fuses underneath the steering wheel, and still all the windows except the passenger window work. thanks for trying though.

  • gary323 Aug 18, 2008

    Maybe it's the car.... My mom has the same car with the same exact problem!! if you figure out what it is please post it!!!! THANK YOU!!



    Yeah ok that doesnt fix my problem!

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    having the same problem. have you fixed yet?

  • dirtrider41 Sep 17, 2008

    My 1996 Honda Civic LX has the exact same problem. All the power windows work, except for the front passenger window. Its all the way up and wont go down. I have no idea what the problem is. I'm at about 155,000 miles on the odometer. And the problem occurred at around 130,000 miles. This problem seems to be common. I would love to find out exactly what the problem is, because I'm on a budget and cant afford to pay a mechanic 80$ a hour to just check it out then tell me I have to buy a whole new motor or something.

    -Brandon


  • bostonian316 Mar 12, 2009

    hi my 96 4 door civic LX windows work when they feel like it,but driverside works all the time it just broke 100,000 miles AND POWER LOCKS DONT WORK ON ALL 4 DOORS.Is the master controll switch grounded too the power lock too???What is the power door lock controll unit.
    DO i have to reprogram it when i took the battery out??

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    i have the same problem then my roof doesnt open i hear the relay just making noise when i press it.i remove the denso relay part#056700-8830 cant seem to find it any part store and online.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    Same model and year, front passenger window does no work. Switch is good, and I find no power at the fuse terminal. Possible broken wire? Bad fuse block?

  • Dan Yeah Jul 17, 2013

    you are not alone ,, my problem is that the windows go down but no up ,, can someone please help :)

  • danielle mckeown
    danielle mckeown Jun 18, 2014

    dan yeah did you ever fix your passager window? mine does the exact same thing

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I had this problem as well as 33 others I've spoken to online. The main floor harness runs thru 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 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. So I went to ebay and purchased a floor harness with full power options and installed it myself. Until my part came in I just went to a junk yard and cut off a good plug then spliced it into my existing floor harness. Hope this helps. It took me 4 months to figure this problem out!!!

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I removed and installed the door connector between the hinges and it fixed the problem.

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Maybe it's the car.... My mom has the same car with the same exact problem!! if you figure out what it is please post it!!!! THANK YOU!!

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Sounds like a faulty connection in the switch. Replace the window switch.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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