What to do when windows get stuck
Stuck up car windows can be a hassle. (Photo Credits)
Imagine being in the freezing cold and the car window fails to close?
This is yet another hassle that can raise one’s stress levels especially when the driver is in a hurry.
Service Ratings Website Angie’s List published in its website some suggestions on what to do if this happens.
“Like many automotive related problems, power window malfunctions aren’t common but can happen with little warning. Front, driver-side windows malfunction most frequently because their motors and window regulators — which control the window’s up and down movement — are used the most, highly rated mechanics say. But it can affect all windows and even power sun and moon roofs.”
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Possible reasons for malfunctioning car window
Popular Mechanics meantime listed down possible causes for a stuck up car window, as well as what to do if this happens.
“As an absolute proof that the problem is electrical, try running a jumper wire direct from the battery positive terminal to the positive side of the motor to see if it comes alive. Be aware that a few window regulator systems supply 12v constantly, and switch the ground side of the circuit. Check the schematic. Also, most vehicles have the ability to lock–and deactivate–the rear windows. Check this switch if only the rears are balky. Occasionally, the true problem is a duff motor. You’ll have to replace it. Otherwise, you can simply trace the wires until you find the problem.”
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The website Know How also shared some tips to vehicle owners who may find their windows stuck.
“If your car window opens and closes with a switch, the first thing you should do is check the fuse box. Use the manual to find out which fuse corresponds to your window switch, and see if it needs to be replaced. If it seems to be OK, then you should consult your manual further to see if there is a reset procedure that needs to be performed. This is a fairly common problem with modern coupes, where the windows automatically open and close an inch or so each time you open the door.”
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If the problem persists, it is best to have a professional technician fix the problem as malfunctioning car windows are considered a safety issue.