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Old 08-22-2003, 05:36 PM
Keith Tyndal
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Window Work

hoping for some help,
the windows on my 380 always seemed a little slow, and now the passenger side is really acting up. sometimes goes up and down fine, sometimes goes partially up or partially down. so far it eventualy does what i want it to do, but i know it will at one time become completely inoperable. any poiters where to begin??? how hard is it to remove the door panel,i'd like to start with checking the lubrication i guess.
thanks for any advice and help.
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Old 08-23-2003, 02:47 AM
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You can search threads here on this site but I think your 380 will be the same as a 350...You can take apart the switch very easy and clean the contacts 9 out of ten this will speed up a slow moving window. It is easy, and if you mess up the switch is not real expensive. Good luck.
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Old 08-24-2003, 07:21 PM
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It doesn't hurt to pull off the side paneling and lubricate the slides.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:29 AM
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The windows on my 560sl are slow -- much slower than any other car I have had -- I replaced the power window switches with new ones (mostly for cosmetic reasons) and the windows act the same-- it is generally a smooth motion, just slow.

I just figured thats how they work -- anyone have fast windows (on a 107)?

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Old 08-25-2003, 05:28 PM
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560SL windows

I have a 560SL 1987 the windows are also slow ,compared to my camry. Is it the norm.
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Old 08-26-2003, 02:40 PM
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Old 08-26-2003, 02:50 PM
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It wouldn't hurt to take the panel off and lubricate the regulator and slides. My Explorer blows the SL away in this department.
As a matter of fact my 911 of the same year ('85) is slow as well.

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