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My passneger side window is in the down position and apparently the motor went bad. Is there a way to manually get it up? I took the door panel off and tried to lift the window but it won't budge.

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Before you give up on the motor, make sure that it is in fact getting juice. Disconnect the wires at the motor, and connect a 12v circuit checker and actuate the switch. If it lights, then your motor does indeed have a problem, however, if no light, no juice. Check elsewhere in the circuit. Check both directions of the switch, I have an 89 Acura Legend with power windows, the left rear window will go down from the drivers door, but will not go back up. Only half of the switch is bad. Luckily I have the left rear door switch to raise the window.

Obviously telling you to check the fuses is something you've already done, but it might be a good idea to try a new one. Other people have reported checking the fuse and VISUALLY it's ok, but then they ran a continuity check and the fuse was bad.

As far as pulling your window up, the only way that I recall would be to disassemble the window mechanism so that you can remove the motor gear from the main gear crank, then you should be able to pull / push the pane up. Then either block it in place or replace the motor back into the gear to lock it in place.

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You did not mention the Year, Make or Model but IF you have to take the motor out be careful.

The gear on the end of the motor meshes with a gear attached to the window. This gear looks like the business end of an axe with teeth and is usually spring loaded when the window is in the down position.

It took 14 stitches to close up the back of my hand when one of these things got loose on me.

There is usually a spot in the door frame where you can lock the position of the window gear with a large screwdriver.

Another compelling reason to own a FSM.

Be careful

Wayne Monteath
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Excellent post Wayne, I completely forgot about the spring on power windows. You make an excellent point, safety is something that you can never be too cautious about.


Thank you Wayne
 

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Well I got everything fixed - only took me about 2 hours :-(

Also, glad I was done before I saw the warning post or it might had taken me 3 hours. I didn't have any problem as far as that goes but then I have never been one to stick my hand where I can't see :)

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window viagra comes in a can

or some plexiglass?

too bad they didnt come with hand cranks. too much automation nowdays
 
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