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is this a window regulator problem?


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Hey guys

 

I have searched the forum and have come to the conclusion that I have a problem with the window regulator. But before I go ahead and buy the regulator assembly, I just want to make sure that's what this is.

 

My driver side window just suddenly failed.

 

It is stuck in the fully up position. It doesn't drop with internal door handle pull, or external door handle pull, or unlatching of the convertible top. If I press the window button, I hear a whirring noise from the door, but the window doesn't drop.

 

Does this sound like a broken window regulator problem? Thanks.

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  • 2 weeks later...

I can't believe no one has responded to your question, everyone must be out driving their cars.

It does sound like that may be the problem, check out the DIY on window regulator repair.

I have just experienced a failure on my passenger side, It goes down with the top latch and the console switch but not with the outer handle, although I can hear the motor working so it is not the switch. 

Pull the door panel and let us know what the issue is, the motor noise when activating it without the window movement would point to the regulator in the door.

Good luck,

Paul

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I can't believe no one has responded to your question, everyone must be out driving their cars.

It does sound like that may be the problem, check out the DIY on window regulator repair.

I have just experienced a failure on my passenger side, It goes down with the top latch and the console switch but not with the outer handle, although I can hear the motor working so it is not the switch. 

Pull the door panel and let us know what the issue is, the motor noise when activating it without the window movement would point to the regulator in the door.

Good luck,

Paul

Hi Paul. Thanks for the reply. I actually I stopped checking the forum here after a few days when nobody replied. Hehe... Yeah, I have already ordered the regulator and I will put it in next week.

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Sure sounds like a broken regulator. When mine went, the window was already down and I couldn't close it.

I guess I was lucky. It's in the fully closed position and I park it outdoors.

 

Do a search here and in the DIY Tutorials sections - lots of broken regulator questions and answers.

Loren, after all these years, you are still here. A lot of the old timers seemed to have moved on from the forum. Is TP still here? I found a youtube video that describes the process very well.

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I may have spoken too soon. I got a replacement motor. Plugged it in - nothing - the window doesn't go up or down. I put a multimeter on it. One of the pins is getting 12V. So there is power. I have changed the switches - the switch isn't the culprit.

 

The way I understand it, the up and down are two separate circuits. It's weird that neither is working even though there is 12V at the motor.

 

I am at loss for ideas at the moment. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to approach this?

 

Edit: found this thread http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/16876-driver-side-window-not-working-tried-almost-every-solution/page-4

Will try this first

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Yep, sure enough, a broken connector at the bottom of that cluster of connectors going to the door, due to corrosion from long term weathering. Thanks to the OP of that thread.

 

I compared the connector (the male part is broken) to a computer 4-pin Molex connector. The car's connector is bigger. Does anyone know what specification the connector is? I know the poster in that thread said it's the same as his remote control toys connector but that doesn't exactly help as to what I should buy. Thanks.

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