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?
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
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
but nevertheless.. it was fixed far cheaper than a motor
On Mon, 6 Oct 2003 16:23:23 -0700, "Gary - KQ6RT"
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.
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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