The rear passenger side window on my Vectra has stuck in the half open
position. All other windows are fine.
There seems to be no power going through to that window as even the
light in the switch does not come on when the ignition is turned on.
I took the interior skin/trim off in the hope that I'd be able to
manually wind the window up somehow but unfortunately, can't see any
way of doing this. The two electrical wires/plugs I can see are
properly seated and wiggling them while pressing the switch doesn't
No manner of pushing or shoving will get the window up unfortunately.
Seems like it's locked somehow - maybe a security feature.
I took the car to my local vauxhall dealer and after a quick check,
they have quoted me £501.63 because it appears to need a new motor/
regulator, etc. They will not do an emergency/temporary repair of
closing the window for me.
Obviously, I'm not going to pay £500!!! - at this point I just want
the window wound up so that some "bad person" doesn't gain access to
So what are my options here?
* Is there a way winding an electric window on a Vectra manually?
* Will any local mechanic be able to sort this for me? Cheaply?
* Take a brick to the window and claim on insurance? Even my excess
would be cheaper than vauxhalls quote.
* Continue to drive around with a black bin liner covering the window.
It is fairly unlikely that the whole lot has suddenly died. Locate the
wiring into the actual motor bit, there are likely to be two large wires,
connect power to one and earth to the other and the motor should turn, the
window will go up or down, reverse the connections to move it the other way
if needed. Most likely is that the wiring has failed at the door hinge