I can't get my windows to go up or down. power is reaching the relay also reaching the switches i think but I do know that it is almost impossible for electric window moters to burn out at once. how can i get the windows to go up they have been down all winter
My passenger window would go down, but not up. It turned out there was a broken wire that went from the driver's door to the passenger door. It probably broke in the rubber flex thing that goes from the car body to the driver's door. I bypassed the wire with a jumper from the harness in the door to the continuation of the harness on the floor under the door sill on the driver's side. The jumper wire comes out of the armrest and loops around near the hinge area to the floor.
My passenger window would go down, but not up. It turned out to be a broken wire, probably in the flex rubber housing that goes from the car body to the driver's door and contains all the wires that go to/from the driver's door.
I bypassed it with a wire that goes from the harness inside the driver's door to the continuation of the harness inside the car at a point point somewhere near/under the door sill of the driver's door. This harness continues to the passenger door.
So I have an orange wire coming out of the armrest and looping to the floor. Not pretty, but it gets the job done. It is looped out of the way sufficiently to not be a problem. The only other choice is to try to do surgery on the rubber housing that supposedly protects all the wires that go from the body to the door. The bypass seemed easier.
What you could do is remove the door card and bypass the switch and put the windows up the windows work from the drivers door ie all the power goes through the window switch first then to all other switches like a set of jump leads also check were the wires go to the door you might have a broken wire check the colour of the power and trace it back from the fuse board to the drivers switch
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There is no way to ever know what a vehicle repair would cost & only a fool would quote a price without first diagnosing the issues AFTER they have things apart The last shop let you down Most window problems are a broken window regulator Could be the switch was worn & was replaced,the relay if there even is one & windows seldom have a relay,they just have a circuit breaker for the motor. The regulator was going & they failed to remove the door panel to check it
Try this.... Open the door, turn the key to the ON position without starting the engine and everything that makes noise is off. Lean down placing your ears close to the bottom center of the door or at the speaker grill. Press the window switch UP and DOWN. Listen for the window motor. If heard the drive is damaged. If not heard, turn key off and locate and replace the relay with one of the other window relays. Check window again. If it works now, get a new relay. Sometimes, removing the motor and turning it by hand will get it working good as new. I have had to do that with Brand New motors! So try it. If all has failed, with the door panel still off, check for voltage at the motor connector when pushing the window switch. No voltage means its the switch, especially if its a auto down or up switch. Window fuse's and relay's may be up under drivers side dash or next to battery. Drivers door window gets used the most so it could be the motor, window switch, relay or fuse. Could also be a broken wire in the rubber boot going from the door to the body. You will have to eliminate each till you find the culprit.
check the fuses in the car under the dash on driver side ,only other thing it could be is the power wire in the driver door jam could have a broken ground that is one way it would affect all the windows.
When you power up an electric motor with no load it will usually work in both directions... when you put the weight of the window glass on it , thats what shows the motor is weak and in need of replacement... replace the motor and you should be good to go...
If you are hearing the clicking from the power window relay the only things left would be a break in a wire or a failed window lift motor. If this window only goes down but not up I would inspect the wiring at the door jamb for a damaged wire. If this fails to go either way I would remove the panel, insert test light into the lift motor leads (X2)and actuate the switch, if I get power then I would replace the lift motor. If you get no power in one direction - test switch.
Principles of Operation
Power Window Control
The one-touch down (OTD) power window function allows the driver door window glass to completely lower with one button press. The driver window control switch is hardwired to the generic electronic module (GEM) and door window regulator and motor. When the GEM senses a one-touch down request from the driver window control switch, the GEM supplies a ground to the OTD Relay coil. The OTD relay then provides power to the driver window regulator motor, lowering the window. The OTD feature will function when the ignition switch is in the RUN or ACC position. The OTD feature also operates while the ignition is OFF and the accessory delay time-out period has not expired