If the light dimmed then electricity is getting to the window motor. The window does not have a cutout switch. It just gets to the limit stop and the motor stalls.
The plastic slide that is located in the bottom runner may have jambed as it broke. It can be purchased at the dealer and replaced.
Remove the scissor assembly
Open the door by removing the panel and see if the plastic slide is comming apart. This will now need replacing if it is.
You drill the unit out and install the new unit. Some cautions.
You will do best if you have an assistant. Utherwise you need 4 hands. When peening over the new metal shaft. You can use a ball peen hammer, and a punch. Make sure you do not hit the plastic or have the base resting on the plastic. You will destroy the new slide.
Make or have a small metal shape just the size of the metal that is exposed thru the plastic. You can figure this out as you look at it. Peen the new unit in. Lube the slide with lithium grease and install the scissor unit back in the door.
Gloves and long sleeves will prevent a lot of scratches due to the door metal edges, as Larry explained you can really cut up your hands unless you are carefull. Or tape the edges of the door openings.
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Last edited by dmorrison; 09-24-2003 at 07:40 PM.