Power window problems


When power windows get stuck. (Photo Credits)

Power windows are extremely efficient. It is so useful that one does not even know how important and convenient it is until it stops working. So what can a person do when his power window stops working?

The website Popular Mechanics said that the first thing to check is the power on the other windows. In its article, it mentioned that this check will already give a clue if it has something to do with a fuse, or if the problem is more on a mechanical issue.

If you can’t move any of the windows, the first place to look is at the fuse. Window regulators are high-current devices, and the fuse is sized to just barely be able to open all four windows together. Age and a few sticky window channels can pop a fuse. Turn the key to the Run position, but don’t start the car. If the fuse is blown, pushing a window button will do nothing at all: The motor won’t groan and the glass won’t quiver. If the fuse is good and you can hear the motor, or the glass acts like it wants to move, then you’ve got some sort of mechanical problem.”

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Other common issues

The website AutoInTheBox also named possible reasons why a power window would not work. In their blog post it mentioned all the possible reasons why a power window will get stuck.

“Broken power windows are usually caused by one of several things. The most common problem is a bad power window motor. The second most common problem is the regulator, followed by a bad power window switch. If the window regulator is broken it could be binding or the cable could be off one of the pulleys. In a few cases, the window may just be STUCK. This happens sometimes in rear windows that get little use. The weather stripping that the window slides in (AKA called a window run) can sometimes prevent the window from moving.”

The continuation of the post can be found here.

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Knowing what to do when a power window stops working is extremely important especially during times when one cannot immediately take his car to a repair shop.

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