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Old 10-11-2008, 12:19 AM
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Did I kill my window motor?

About 6 months ago I bought a window switch from *************** for $40, and it felt "sticky" from the getgo, then it just blew apart a couple weeks ago (junk). I managed to get it together enough one last time to close the window, after replacing the fuse.

Well I just scored another switch, and the window doesn't move, make a sound. Fuse is fine.

Is it possible that the switch was in 'constant on' for a time and killed the motor?
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:36 AM
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About 6 months ago I bought a window switch from *************** for $40, and it felt "sticky" from the getgo, then it just blew apart a couple weeks ago (junk). I managed to get it together enough one last time to close the window, after replacing the fuse.

Well I just scored another switch, and the window doesn't move, make a sound. Fuse is fine.

Is it possible that the switch was in 'constant on' for a time and killed the motor?
Unlikely. You most likely would have heard the motor running if the switch was constantly on.

I recommend testing the new switch and if it is good the pulling the door panel. Get out your multi-meter and find out if you are getting power to the motor. This will let you know in which direction you need to chase the problem. Do some testing and post what you find out.

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Old 10-11-2008, 01:27 AM
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You can check the motor without pulling the panel. Just pull the switch and apply 12V and ground to the opposite sides going to the motor. If it moves, switch the leads and it should move in the other direction. If it doesn't, pull the panel and check for bad motor or wires. If it does move, problem is between the switch and the battery somewhere.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:18 AM
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my window switches stick even after rebuilding them, and I cannot hear the motor run or hum when they are getting electricity.

I think it is possible you burnt out a brush in the motor, but more likely an old, corroded line or solder joint that warmed up too much from the extended application of electricity.
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Old 10-11-2008, 02:30 PM
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So now I find that neither front nor rear window on the driver side function. Hmm. This sounds more like a wiring problem, than a motor.
Any thoughts on a weak link here?
As I mentioned, once the fuse blew, but I did have sparking at the old, falling apart switch...now with the replacement switch nothing goes. Fuses are for sure good.
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:39 PM
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are the switches for the right and left sides of the console different which would make them not interchangeable? that would account for both windows not to work.
i would try another switch from that side that is known to work if possible
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:44 AM
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No power to any window.
Windows only work when ignition key is in acc. position or car is running.
A pinched wire or burned splice could also be culprit. But to kill power to all windows has to be bigger than that.
Fuses checked ok.
Power is directed from battery, to fuse box to ignition switch to switches.
Perhaps the electrical part of the ignition switch has failed.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:41 AM
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Thanks everyone, it was the wires needed attention on that center button 'lockout'. apparently they had been worked too hard swapping switches in and out. Whew, checked everything but those first...
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:49 AM
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Hey cdplayer, all the help very much appreciated!
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Old 10-12-2008, 12:07 PM
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