Power Windows

Question about power windows.
I have had a slownees in the drivers side window for awhile, then last night it came to a complete stop.
Motor is at 12v. and the switch in the door is ok I took it to a
garage today (merchants) and they said the "relay/module" is bad and that this is located under the dash.
Is this likely? or are they taking me for a ride?
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I have experienced the same symptoms on two different GM cars. Both times it was the window motor itself. I understand this is quite common in GM cars. I doubt he is "taking you for a ride" as replacing a relay under the dash would be much cheaper and easier than replacing a motor. but I do question his judgment. There should be a separate relay for the right and left windows. I would just swap the two relays and see if the problem moves with the relay, or stays with the window.
Window motor assemblies cost less that $100, but are a pain in the butt to install. Good luck. - Gary

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Well turns out they replaced the module. at about $92.83.. Seems only the dealer has this part and no after market exists for this item. (as far as I could tell in my research...)
This seems to have corrected the problem and tested up/down for about 10-15 times after getting into the car.
Acording to their analisys. is that the motor was getting 12v.. and the module/relay was only giving interminent power. Switch was also working fine.
but nevertheless.. it was fixed far cheaper than a motor
On Mon, 6 Oct 2003 16:23:23 -0700, "Gary - KQ6RT"

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This has been known to happen. I would agree with what they told you. The module is under the dash as they stated.
-- 98 Camaro

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Your last sentence doesn't make much sense. I'll assume you have a gen 4 car with the "express down" driver window feature. They are the only Camaros I know that use such a module. When pressing switch "down", power is routed through the switch contacts then through the N.C. switch contacts in the express down relay. The ground for the window motor goes through the power window switch and G200. Putting the window up goes through the same set of N.C. contacts but the polarity is reversed by the power window switch. The express down feature uses a different set of contacts in the express down module. If the window was slow going down/up in "express" as well as regular then module failure is unlikely. I'll guess they just lubed the window run.
Hey, I'm glad its working.
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Well turns out the module wasn't the problem. It was the motor after all. And it is a Firebird, not a Camaro. But it is an 1995 4th gen.
It would fail up or down. But at least now It seems to be working fine after quite a few tests..
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