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Old 04-15-2009, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i just got a little problem i hope you lot can help me with, its the passenger window. when pressing the switch it comes up about a inch, you have got to keep pressing it several times for the window to either open or close
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could be electrical...but probably mechanical. how old is your car? I have taken apart most of my power windows. The sliding mechanism can jam pretty easily; dont try to force the window closed or open. Try taking the door panel off to see if theres a problem with the track.
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could also be the switch going bad. similar thing happened to me but i had to press it really hard for it to work and i just replaced the switch and it works fine now
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hey the cars a 1995. i have removed the door panel and the runners look fine, the window is free to move. i have swopped the right window switch for the left one still no luck. is there any other tests i can do so that i know what the problem is? i have also got another problem with the heating on the car when the cars at normal operating temp, i put the heaters on full and hot air comes onto window screen and feet but when i switch it to blow on your face its cold. thanks very much for the help

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your heating issue is deff a issue with air in the lines bleed it off
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