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How to know if a Motor or Master Window Switch is bad.

Posted by [email protected] on December 18, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Here is a short cut that saves the hassle of removing the interior door panel for testing the motor without tools.  :) Due to the demand of current, the fluctuation can be seen by looking for decreased strength of the lights,.

What I do is: with the key on and engine on, turn the interior and headlights on.


Look for a slight dimming of the interior/dome/dash lights when the power window switch is pushed. If there is a slight flickering or dimming of any of the lights, we know tht the power window switch is working. This tells us that the power window motor is bad if the lights do not dim or flicker. This can be tried with one of the power windows that is working to see how it affects the interior lights.


If there is no change in the intensity of the lights when trying this with the power window that is not working, we can determine that window switch is bad.

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How To remove Car Window Tint Film

Posted by [email protected] on December 17, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Learning how to remove car window tint film is not as daunting as you might think. Sure, car window tint film certainly looks like it’s not going to go anywhere without a fight, but you can remove it even without using harsh chemicals. You won’t have to scratch up your windows while doing so, either.

You will need some important tools for the job, but ultimately, knowing how to remove car window tint film yourself can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.

How To remove Car Window Tint Film

1. Obtain a fabric steamer. If you do not already own one, they are actually pretty affordable. Fill up the fabric steamer with water and turn it on.

2. Point the steamer at a window with car window tint film on it. The steam from the steamer will melt the adhesive underneath the film.

3. Eventually, you will be able to remove the car window tint film by hand. Simply peel it away.

4. Your window might be left with residue from the melted adhesive. Use a general adhesive remover to wipe away the remaining adhesive.

Tip: It might help to avoid steaming the entire window all at once. You can begin at one corner of the window until you are able to peel it back. Continue steaming small sections of the window as you peel the tint away. This cuts down on the risk that small sections of film will stay stuck on, which would prolong the process.


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Learn to Know When the Window Motor Needs Repair.

Posted by [email protected] on April 14, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Many call us and complaint to us that the power windows take a very long time to close when they’re in their fully open position.


Lower the window fully, then time how long it takes to go from the fully open to fully closed position. If the interval is less than six seconds, that’s acceptable by most car makers standards.


If slower, first try to get some silicon spray, and spray the rubber and side window channels with it to see if you can make the window go faster.


If still slow or gets slower and slower than 6 seconds to close when they’re in their fully open position.  It time to repace the motor before it gets stuck on a permenat basis as the window motor has worn out.


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Power Window Stuck or Jammed?

Posted by [email protected] on January 7, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

If this occurs the window will most likely be shifted out of alignment. The reason the window is now stuck is because it's jams in the broken regulator. On the end that is lowest grab the glass from both sides and try to realign the window to its original position. While someone else operates the window switch in the up position. In this situation once the window is up, leave it up and plan for the window regulator replacement.




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diy ... Learn How to Fix the Most Common Power Window Problem

Posted by [email protected] on December 14, 2012 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

How to Fix a Power Window That Won't Go All The Way Up...


:) Be careful of where you put your fingers as the power mechanisms can seriously damage or amputate tender fingers. Pull the fuse if you are working inside the door.  :roll:


Power window repair is a bit tricky and most people prefer to have it professionally done. Power Window Repair is equipped to diagnose and repair any power window issue your vehicle may have.

 



Here is the generic procedure to replace the regulator. 


Step 1 – You will have to take off the door panel to get at the problem area.


Step 2 – Take Off the Door PanelDoor panels can be held on with a wide variety of fasteners. Sometimes it is easy to see and remove the screws, or pry up the panel with your fingers. Remove all handles and pulls to start with the gently pry up the plastic studs so you can reuse them. These studs are fragile and intended for one time use but if you are careful you can remove them with no damage. You can order new studs if you have to.

Remove the weather sheeting when you have taken off the panel. This may have to be replaced using contact cement if possible or discarded when you have finished. You may need to pull fairly hard. 

Step 3 – Disconnect Everything From the Door Disconnect everything that is attached to the panel like cables, door and lock controls. When you have disconnected the cables you can turn the plastic rings holding the locking rods and they will pull straight up. Remove the speaker and cable. 

Step 4 - Remove the Inner Window Seal pull and remove the seal on the inside bottom window groove. It should pry out. 

Step 5 – Remove the Window .....Find the regulator, it is easier to see when the window is down. Two knobs attach the regulator to the window and a plastic receiver with a metal clip. Pull out the pin on both sides.

Separate the window from the knobs making sure that a helper is holding onto the window to stop it falling. Carefully maneuver the window out. You may need to rotate it to almost upside down. 

Step 6 – Remove the Regulator..  Unplug the window motor cable and unscrew the regulator from the door, doing the same for the motor screws. Carefully maneuver the assembly out. Remove the screws attaching the regulator to the motor. 

Step 7 – Install the New Regulator.... Install everything in the reverse order, making sure to put back any foam pads and rubber guards before reattaching the door panel. 



Be careful of where you put your fingers as the power mechanisms can seriously damage or amputate tender fingers. Pull the fuse if you are working inside the door.


Power window repair is a bit tricky and most people prefer to have it professionally done. Power Window Repair is equipped to diagnose and repair any power window issue your vehicle may have.

 





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Power Window Reset for later-Gen?s

Posted by [email protected] on November 27, 2012 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

These instructions can be utilized to reset the power window modules for newer-generation Nissan and Infiniti products 


Reset Power Windows:  If the power window automatic function (closing only) does not operate properly, perform the following procedure to initialize the power window system.



1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.

2. Close the door.

3. Open the window more than halfway by operating the power window switch.

4. Pull the power window switch and hold it to close the window, and then hold the switch for more than 3 seconds after the window is closed completely.

5. Release the power window switch. Operate the window by automatic function to confirm the initialization is complete.

6. Perform steps 2 through 5 above for other windows.


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Retiming procedure for an Infiniti G35 and G37 Windows and Moonroofs

Posted by [email protected] on November 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a common problem when retained power is lost. You will need to perform the following procedure, it’s real simple and resolves this issue. That can occur if the battery is drained and is easily reset.


1. Push the ignition switch to the ON position.


2. Close the door.


3. Open the window completely by operating the power window switch.


4. Pull the power window switch and hold it to close the window, and then hold the switch more than 3 seconds after the window is closed completely.


5. Release the power window switch. Operate the window by the automatic function to confirm the initialization is complete.


6. Perform steps 2 through 5 above for other windows.


You may also want to check the moonroof for automatic operation. Here is the procedure for resetting that.

1. If the moonroof is open, close it fully by repeatedly pushing the CLOSE side of the moonroof switch.

2. Push and hold the CLOSE side of the moonroof switch to tilt the moonroof up.

3. Release the moonroof switch after the moonroof moves slightly up and down.

4. Push and hold the OPEN side of the moonroof switch to fully tilt the moonroof down.

5. Check if the moonroof switch operates normally.

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Power Window Regulator Buying Tip

Posted by [email protected] on November 23, 2012 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)


If the motor is getting power but not operating, you may be tempted to replace just the motor.


DON’T. Most often the motor fails due to excessive strain caused by broken or binding cables or friction in the window channels. Plenty of DIY’ers and repair shops that use rebuilt parts have tried to save money by buying or using just a replacement motor. Afterwards, they discover a problem elsewhere in the regulator and have to replace that as well.


Save yourself a lot of headaches by buying a NEW window regulator/motor assembly.


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How to instantly lower your car windows with the key remote

Posted by [email protected] on November 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Did you know that many cars, trucks and vans can instantly lower all windows with the key remote? We'll show you how it works.


The temperature inside yourcar can get insanely hot on sunny days, regardless of the temperature outside. When you get to your car and it's boiling hot, what's the first thing you do? You lower the windows and blast the air conditioner, right?


A convenient feature that's been around for years, but remains unknown to many car owners, is the ability to lower the windows with the key remote. This allows you to begin cooling your car without having to get in first. Unless the car dealership told you about this trick or you happen to read manuals for fun, you may have been unaware of this ages-old trick.


The trick usually involves pressing the remote's unlock button, releasing it, then pressing it again and holding it down. In some cars, like Acuras, instead of using the remote, you can insert your key in the door lock and turn it clockwise, release, then turn it clockwise again and hold. Turning the key counterclockwise will usually raise the windows back up. Volkswagens require the key to be turned the opposite way (counterclockwise to lower and clockwise to raise), so if it doesn't work in one direction, try the other direction. Some cars will also include the sunroof as a window in this operation, while some convertibles with automatic tops will shut.


We've confirmed that the trick works on various models from the following manufacturers:


Acura (MDX/TL/TSX/ZDX)Alfa Romeo (159)Audi (A1/A3/A4/A6/A7)BMW (3 Series/5 Series/6 Series/7 Series/M5/Z4)Chevrolet (Corvette/Equinox)Chrysler (Sebring/Town & Country)Dodge (Challenger/Charger/Durango/Grand Caravan/Journey/Ram)Fiat (Bravo)Ford (C-Max/F150/Focus/Focus Ghia/Fusion/Galaxy/Mondeo/S-Max/Taurus)Honda (Accord/Accord Crosstour/Odyssey/Pilot/Ridgeline)Infiniti (G25x/G35/G37/I30/I35/M35/QX56)Jeep (Grand Cherokee)Jaguar (S Type/XF/XJ8/XK8)Lexus (ES300/GS350/IS250/RX300/RX350/RX400h)Lincoln (LS/MKX/MKZ/Zephyr)Mazda (6/CX-9/MX-5 Miata)Mercedes-Benz (B180/C240/C300/CLK350/CLS550/E350/E430/E500/GL450/ML550)Mini Cooper (Clubman/S/Mayfair)Nissan (350Z/Altima/Armada/Maxima/Murano/Pathfinder/Titan)OpelPeugot (508)Saab (9-3)SEAT (Leon)Skoda (Fabia/Octavia II)Toyota (Prius)Vauxhall (Insignia/Vectra/Zafira)Volkswagen (Beetle/Golf/Jetta/Passat/Polo/Routan)Volvo (C30/S40/S60/V50)


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How to Reset Memory 2010-13 Camaro Power Windows

Posted by [email protected] on November 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (10)

A few people have come to me and have had issues with glass going up and then coming down, or doing a couple other odd things asking for help on the 2010-Up Camaro power windows.

 

You guys had asked if there were ways to fix this.

 

Well?

 

Here you go! Ask and ye shall receive.

 

As always, I remind you that you could take your car in to your dealer during the warranty period.  However, this method will save you time...and it's a quick fix right at home!

 

 

Follow these steps starting with step 1. If step 1 does not work for you, move on to step two. Step 1 should remedy the issue. If step 1 and 2 do not work, it's quite possible that the shop will need to perform step 3...which I won't post due to the fact they need to use a scanner on the car. ...ie: can't do it at home!

 

First, you may need to relearn or re-normalize IF....

 

1. The battery has been disconnected or replaced (winter storage may be a problem for some)

2. The door or motor harness has been disconnected.

 

3. Glass is out of alignment

 

4. When the door or door window glass has been replaced

5. When a regulator has been replaced

 

 

METHOD 1: (Use this plan!!!)

1-A. Open the car door which needs to have the window adjusted. Turn the ignition to the run mode. Do one door at a time !!!

1-B. In the door jam, release the harness from the door (with a medium screwdriver, pull up the release tab, pull off w/ the palm of your hand, and pull the harness off the door for a minimum of 60 seconds (this is very important as the memory will be lost).

1-C. Reconnect the door harness and lock the tab back down. Close your car door.

1-D. The DIC will ask you to lower your door glass.

 

1-E KEEP YOUR FINGER ON THE BUTTON FOR 4 TO 5 SECONDS ONCE THE GLASS IS DOWN. ROTATE YOUR FINGER TO THE UP POSITION AND HOLD FOR 4 SECONDS ONCE WINDOW IS AT THE TOP.

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS MAY APPEAR IN YOUR DIC BEFORE YOU ARE ASKED TO PROGRAM THE WINDOWS. This is normal

Window is now reprogrammed, Repeat to the other door glass.

 

However, sometimes the door glass regulator does not always relearn on the first attempt. If when you open the door and the door glass does not drop down to the open door position, your window regulator did not relearn or re-normalize...in which case, you are going to need to drop the glass back down, unplug the harness and try again. Yes, it can be picky sometimes and not want to work on the first time.

 

If Step 1 did not work, you may attempt this method. Also, if you made glass positioning adjustments, this might also be a fix.

 

METHOD 2:

 

2-A. Access the under hood fuse box and remove fuse # 26. Wait one minute and reinstall fuse. Close your hood.

 

2-B. Get inside car. Close both doors. Start the engine and follow the instructions on the DIC (DRIVER INFORMATION CENTER).

 

2-C. The DIC should instruct you to run the window down and up on both sides.

 

2-D. Verify that both windows have express up functions and no DIC message exists. If the DIC does not instruct you to operate the window to re-normalize, do the following.

 

2-E. With a 2nd person helping, pull the fuse while the window is in the downward motion.

 

2-F. The window will stop. Release the window switch.

 

2-G. Reinstall the fuse and go back to step 2-B.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope this helps you guys who are having issues! Good luck!

 

If neither of these steps work, take the car in and let the dealer have a go at it. This will save you time of having to go in and would even possibly save GM some time resulting in fewer warranty claims. Again, the steps here are offered as an alternative.


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