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New member here, after lurking for years.


I have searched the site for comparable window issues with no success.


Our 06 Cayenne S driver's side window will go down without issue, but not back up.  At first I thought it was going down too far, as it is easily 1/2" lower when fully down than the passenger window, so we were simply stopping it short of full opening for awhile.  Now at times you cannot even check stop the automatic down, and when you can, it still will not go up promptly.  To close it, you simply need to leave it alone for a few minutes, and then it goes up fine.


Smooth and quiet operation when it works.  No hesitation in coming up even, when fully opened.  That would seem to rule out the regulator?  Is there some potential thermal property to the switch or a relay, a sort of power window menopause, as indeed she is getting older?  Now that it is warmer in Michigan, the time required to "leave it alone" has lengthened, adding to the thermal speculation.


Any assistance is appreciated, and thank you for all the untold help and shared knowledge past.




NOTE: When this happens in line for a 33° winter car wash, with 5 cars waiting behind, it propagates into true marital stress.

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Thanks Loren, I will try that later tonight.

I must have my notifications not set properly, because I have no idea there is a response for me unless I go back and open the post. Are there email or text options to advise of an inquiry response, or simply that more content has been added to a thread? Sorry, just new here.


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The problem keeps coming back.... goes down fine but will not come up for an indefinite period.  I would guess I have re-learned the window limits a dozen times now.  Seems to work after that, but it may last a month, a week, or a day.  Lately I have been able to stop it on the way down.  Earlier the switch was ineffective at stopping the window from going all the way down. 


Any thoughts.



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Morning Loren.

Per your recommendation, I have removed the door trim panel. I found no "smoking gun" wire or connection issue.

After removing the inner panel fasteners, I have 4 rivets remaining across the top. The panel does not flex enough to get at the regulator, per an earlier post, unless he bent it at the top. It appears I will have to remove the door seal to free the panel, or will it just hang by it? Could you share any service manual pages to enlighten me on procedure?

This window stops 5/8" lower in the door than the passenger side. If there is a pot that reads window position, per the relearning process, I wonder if the lower position is at the limits of the pot or position sensor?

Any shared wisdom would be appreciated.


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