01 4Dr Civic LX.
1: The driver side window switch can only control the front 2 windows. The
rear 2 windows don't respond. One of the rear window can be controlled by
its own door switch.
2: When opening the driver door, the light (inside the car) does not turn
on. It turns on with all the other doors.
3: If I leave the key in the ignition or headlights on, and open the driver
side door. There is no buzzing. Key in the ignition is not a big deal, but I
would like to know if I left the headlights on.
Do all these issue point to the driver door switch or could be something
What they have probably in common is that they are looking for a ground in
the driver's door wiring. Oddly, it seems the driver's switch for the
passenger window doesn't use that. If somebody here has a Helm manual with a
wiring diagram that covers it they can either say I'm on the wrong track
(again) or they can give you details. The cheap manual wiring diagrams, like
Chilton and Haynes, won't give the detail you need.
Or, as Tony says, it can be a harness problem in the driver's door hinge.
(It could be both: a ground wire in the driver's door hinge area.)
They are different.
Look at the door frame at the rear of the door, near the U-shaped steel
hasp. Next to that hasp is a sort of oval black rubber plug inset into the
frame. This plug has hidden under it a plunger. That plunger is the switch.
It can stick or break. It's been a while since I did one of those, but I do
believe that if you pull the rubber cover off there will be exposed two
screws that permit removal of the switch.
If you push the plungers in with your thumb, do the driver and passenger
door plungers feel the same?
The master window switch is on the driver door armrest. The TSB describes
how to remove it.
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