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Old 10-05-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Window won't roll down?

Ok so i was sitting in my car today and when i tried to roll my windows down my driver side wouldn't go down, i heard this click and then nothing happened. My passenger side did go down but noticeably slower than usual.

I roll my windows down whenever i drive this car so i really need them to be working.

Any ideas?

Note: I have not driven nor started it up in 2 weeks, but i don't think that should have anything to do with it.
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Ok so i was sitting in my car today and when i tried to roll my windows down my driver side wouldn't go down, i heard this click and then nothing happened. My passenger side did go down but noticeably slower than usual.

I roll my windows down whenever i drive this car so i really need them to be working.

Any ideas?

Note: I have not driven nor started it up in 2 weeks, but i don't think that should have anything to do with it.
Maybe your actuators are going out? I know they control the door locks but not sure on the power windows...
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First thing to do is pull the window switch and dust it. Sometimes the contact points get dirty and that's all it needs. Always start with the small stuff. If that doesn't work,replace the switch.
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Ok, i don't really want to replace something and then find out that wasn't it and have to replace something else... Running on unemployed college student budget right now.

But i'll try that tomorrow when i have light.
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Would you rather replace a $150 actuator and find out that's not the problem or a $30 window switch? It's best to start with the small stuff. This happened to my olds a couple times and a new switch fixed it. GL.
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What I meant by that was, is there a way I can test each thing before actually replacing something?

I'll start with checking the fuses and relays tomorrow, along with the switch.
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Would you rather replace a $150 actuator and find out that's not the problem or a $30 window switch? It's best to start with the small stuff. This happened to my olds a couple times and a new switch fixed it. GL.
My actuator cost $40 for my 02.

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What I meant by that was, is there a way I can test each thing before actually replacing something?

I'll start with checking the fuses and relays tomorrow, along with the switch.
Is it the same with both switches?
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Ok so i was sitting in my car today and when i tried to roll my windows down my driver side wouldn't go down, i heard this click and then nothing happened. My passenger side did go down but noticeably slower than usual.

I roll my windows down whenever i drive this car so i really need them to be working.

Any ideas?

Note: I have not driven nor started it up in 2 weeks, but i don't think that should have anything to do with it.
Break out the Big Wheel. It doesn't have any windows and you Can Help SAVE THE CORN!
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Passenger side rolls down the same speed (slower than usual) from both switches... There is only 1 driver window switch so I can't check any other lol.
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You can test them pretty easily just need a test light
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You can test them pretty easily just need a test light
Wut? When it comes to electrics i know absolutely nothing.
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Ha a test light is just a screw driver with a light and a wire. You connect the wire to ground and then you just touch the point of the screw driver to positive side of switch and it should light up if theres power so you could tell if you are getting power at the switch and not on the other then your switch is bad and if its getting to your motor but it no worky then your motor is bad haha
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Want to help me with that? lol
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Haha yeah i could
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Ha a test light is just a screw driver with a light and a wire. You connect the wire to ground and then you just touch the point of the screw driver to positive side of switch and it should light up if theres power so you could tell if you are getting power at the switch and not on the other then your switch is bad and if its getting to your motor but it no worky then your motor is bad haha
I have a snap on tester that actually uses your body as the ground. Touch whatever you are testing with the tool and place your hand on the frame of the door. It vibrates and lights up. But yes OP....a test light would be a perfect way to figure it out.
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Well i probably won't be driving anywhere for the next week so i have a little bit of time to figure it out... But i want to try and have my window working before the car show next saturday.

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Well i'll be trying to figure this out tomorrow, so if you want to swing by.................
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Ha if you wanna wait till monday im going to my grandparents and good drop by after
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Ok, Monday i'm done with classes at 12:50pm lol
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Ha uhhh i could be there around 3ish
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Works for me... I've heard that holding the button and slamming my door shut may kick the motor back into gear and make it work again... I'll try that tomorrow. Hopefully i can fix this soon.
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Alright well just let me know if you get it working
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I had the same thing happen to me. The whole actuator assembly with motor had to be replaced.
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I had the same thing happen to me. The whole actuator assembly with motor had to be replaced.
How much did it cost you?
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Ok so i got in the car today, i put it in accessory mode and tried the door slam thing with the switch pressed. Didn't work. So then i fired it up and tried again... Rolled down just fine. Rolls down the same speed as usual, not slow or anything. I don't know how it worked, but i'm not going to question it.
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Ha sounds like you just had a connection problem
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Well i'm glad they are working again. After i got it to work i took it for a drive since it hasn't been driven in 2 weeks.
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And when I came back this is where I parked.
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Ok so i was sitting in my car today and when i tried to roll my windows down my driver side wouldn't go down, i heard this click and then nothing happened. My passenger side did go down but noticeably slower than usual. I roll my windows down whenever i drive this car so i really need them to be working. Any ideas? Note: I have not driven nor started it up in 2 weeks, but i don't think that should have anything to do with it.
A lot of new edge owners, including myself, have had the same issue. Go to roll up/roll down the window, and it just clicks. To be honest, if it happened just the one time, you'll be fine. It happens so rarely for some people it doesn't really cause trouble. Or, if you're feeling ambitious, go ahead and give the door a whack from the inside. Both my mustangs have done this, and i never fixed either one because its not an issue for me. Happened maybe 3 times over 3 years with my V6, and once in 1 year with my GT. So if you're a broke college student, just leave it man.
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A lot of new edge owners, including myself, have had the same issue. Go to roll up/roll down the window, and it just clicks. To be honest, if it happened just the one time, you'll be fine. It happens so rarely for some people it doesn't really cause trouble. Or, if you're feeling ambitious, go ahead and give the door a whack from the inside. Both my mustangs have done this, and i never fixed either one because its not an issue for me. Happened maybe 3 times over 3 years with my V6, and once in 1 year with my GT. So if you're a broke college student, just leave it man.
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Ok so i got in the car today, i put it in accessory mode and tried the door slam thing with the switch pressed. Didn't work. So then i fired it up and tried again... Rolled down just fine. Rolls down the same speed as usual, not slow or anything. I don't know how it worked, but i'm not going to question it.
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