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Guest Message by DevFuse

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time to fix my power windows... where do I look? [DONE!]

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#1 Spiffy


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Posted 17 December 2004 - 09:36 PM

ok, I know this topic comes up all the time... but... this time it's MY windows, and a lot of them... (:

so here's what I have...

Front-Left - works great
Front-Right - up doesn't work from door but down does, works fine from master
Rear-Left - doesn't work from door or master
Rear-Right - doesn't work from door, works from master

now I figure that the front-right is just a dirty switch... easy fix... and the rear-right might also just be a switch, since it works from the master it must be getting power...

the rear-left I'm not sure about... it doesn't work at all, so I don't know if it's a bunch of dirty switch contacts or something under the carpet...

I'm going to clean all the switches on all the doors just in case... but if I need to look under the carpet where am I looking, and for what? I understand that there's some connections and relays under the front-right seat and carpetting under the dash... where should they have power? and when?

#2 Spiffy


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Posted 18 December 2004 - 12:37 AM

well I just finished cleaning all the switches in all the doors...

all my windows work! and they're faster...

so it wasn't that bad after all...

I'd never had so many switches that didn't work so I figured that there had to be a problem somewhere... which there was, as the Rear-Left one wasn't plugged in at the door... (:


all better...

#3 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 18 December 2004 - 01:00 AM

Sweet. Maybe i should clean the switches on my RX. The passenger door rolls up real slow.


#4 hooziewhatsit


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Posted 18 December 2004 - 01:07 AM

Sweet. Maybe i should clean the switches on my RX. The passenger door rolls up real slow.


yea, same on mine and the wifes car. I hit the motors with WD40 a while ago but didn't seem to help. Although in hindsite a cleaner switch does make sense.

thanks for the solution

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