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window won't drop 1/2 inches

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Hi Guys,

Just had problems with the drivers side window. Took it in under

warrenty and they reparied it. They installed a new latch. After all

the reading I did on the 996 site, I was sure that the window regulator needed to

be replaced. They told me that the microswitches were worn out. If you

are a DIY er I sugest the latch first and the window regulator next.

The crazy thing about this is it happened 50 miles before my warrenty ended.

I just sneaked under warrenty with this. By tomorrow, my car will be

over 50,000 miles.

I love this car!!!


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  • 4 weeks later...

There are multiple causes for the window not dropping. The window regulator is by far the most common cause for this. The problem is very easily diagnosed with a PIWIS tester as you can watch the microswitches inside the door latch and the two on the inner/outer door handles to see if they genuinely are a problem, which they rarely are. The 997 uses a different system than the 996 control the window drop but I still, as a DIY, I would not recommend replacing the door latch before the window regulator.

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