This morning I rolled down my driver's window and now it won't roll
back up. It is only a problem with this window. I stripped everything
off the door to inspect it further and it seems to still try to
function when I push the button down, but does nothing when I try to
roll it back up. I bought a new window lift motor to see if that was
the problem. When I plugged it in (did not fully install it) to see
what happened the motor turned when I pushed the button down and did
nothing when I pushed it up. I am assuming that this motor is supposed
to be reversible, so I am also assuming that this means the problem is
definitely related to pushing the button up. Has anyone experienced
this problem before? Does anyone have any idea what I might need to
check/replace? I am guessing the original lift motor is ok, so I don't
know what to do now...
Yep.. the switch is dirty. Buy some contact cleaner and spray it around
the switch, may work.
If not.. then remove the switch assy from connector assy... then, on a
table, CAREFULLY open the switch housing - detent clips around outside of
housing. I say care because the internal parts will then be loose so you
must maintain it upright. You'll easily see the dirt and gunk.
Next option, go to a scrapyard, better yet.. get the other switch FIRST
before trying to open and clean the original.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
I took an air duster to it and cleaned it up really well. The window
rolled up halfway, but struggled the whole way. I tried to open the
switch housing as you mentioned and couldn't get it. I went to the
Ford dealer and ordered a new one this morning. Hopefully that does
Backyard Mechanic wrote:
I have a similar problem, but with a "Mystique" (sp). I replaced the switch
with one from the junk yard and still does the same thing. one way to get it
to come up is to disconnect the 2 connectors from the switch, wait a few
seconds, reconnect and it works. but if I do it again I have to go through
the same steps all over. any ideas. TIA
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