There are two major types of car windows: manual and power. Of course, the most popular ones are power windows that represent a standard on newer automobiles. Using an automatic motor they can be rolled up or down via a push button. Sometimes, even this driving convenience might have problems. Usually, power windows are more expensive to repair than manual ones. People, who have electric windows in vehicles, might experience the situations when they push the button and nothing happens- the window does not move. Or, sometimes, the window opens rapidly, and then closes automatically after a second or two. Remember that if you don’t want to ask for a mechanic, repairs will need a factory shop manual and golden hands. Unless you determine how to repair it, try to find out the reason. As we know, power /electric windows with mechanical technique that is somehow similar to the manual windows need a power source to roll them up and down. The best idea is to check user’s manual for instructions about troubleshooting- the main thing you must find out is where fuse box is located and how to open it. If the things are common, then here are a few trips how to fix power, or others call it, electric car windows.
Situation 1: problem with the fuse boxes
1. Check the correct fuse box in the left of the steering wheel. Once you find it, simple replace it with a new compatible fuse from the store. Don’t be nervous as every supply store has fuse tongs, to be more accurate the only thing you should check is the voltage for the window mechanism
2. Pull the fuse out. Remember to be careful as you might twist it. use a flashlight to check the fuses and see clearly
3. Insert the new fuse into the particular cradle. Once it is set, you can say that more than a half of work is done.
4. Close the fuse box and press the push button to test if it is working or not Always check window operation to make sure it is working properly. Still not working? Then the problem lies on electrical schematic of your vehicle.
Situation 2: electrical problems You will need owner’s manual. If you are not good at electricity, then the case is very complicated for you so consult a mechanic as your every action is dangerous: you might damage your car. But if you really want to repair it yourself, then begin at the fuse panel, trace the wiring from there to the switch or motor according to the directions provided in your owner’s manual and test for voltage (twelve volts). To say in other words, you must check for loose wires going into or coming out of the fuse box. You might ask why it is so necessary, the answer is simple: interrupted voltage will show you the place where the problem is. To say more in detail, you should locate and open the window switch panel (If the window control switch is dirty, immediately clean it), then with a volt meter you must probe connectors. Once you find the particular area, for example, the connector, fix it or tighten loose electrical connections and test windows. If even that doesn’t fix windows, replace electric window motor with a new one following included instructions. It is always a good idea to tape the window glass in order to prevent slipping downs while you are working on the motor Window Motor 1 in order to access the window motor, remove the door panel. You need to follow your manual as you might have to remove some other things like door handles or weather sheeting 2 Test the motor with a cable connection and volt meter 3 Once the problem is clear, feel free to remove the bad motor and replace it with a brand new one So, we have listed some main problems that might be easily solved, if the instructions make you feel that you can’t deal with inactive power windows as you have never worked with them, then contact your dealership for insurance policies or ask for a local mechanic at the repair shop to avoid any possible damage. If you have no money for them, then read instructions given in your manual and try to remedy your problem