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Window switch repair

Driver side window switch stopped working. It is dead in the power up position, but I hear a click in power down position, so there is some juice but not in power up position.
What do I do to fix?

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  • bjmoses1 Oct 22, 2008

    I ran into the same problem first with my drivers window ($400 and a new compressor) and now again with my passenger window (saving up to get this one fixed).  


    Is this a common problem?  Did my dealer just swap switches and screw me?



  • suprum Nov 11, 2008

    this morning i noticed that the switch was sometimes working and sometimes not on my driver's side window in my 2005 honda element-
    when i got int he car after work, i noticed that it did not work at all... no click, no strain in power- what should i do? is it a fuse?


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Most likely it's going to be easier to just replace the switch assembly on the driver's door. They often have the electronics encased in such a way that you end up breaking parts trying to access the guts of the system. At our local salvage yard, a window switch module is less than $10 - I'd go that route and see if it fixes your problem. If it doesn't, you can return the part you bought, and at that point, look into a new window regulator (the drive mechanism in the door that lifts and lowers the window).

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