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Window does not go down!

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I have some problem with my driver side window. When you open the door, usually the window goes down a little bit (2-3 mm). Since this morning my driver side window do not go down when I pull the door handle (interior or exterior) but I can still raise and lower the window (using the window control button). When I pull the door handle, I can hear the "microswitch' click, then I hear the motor that kind of try to lower the window, but nothing move...

The problem is that the window "scrub" against the top frame when I open or close the door (actually it is kind of difficult to open/close now). I can deal with it by lowering the window (using my car key when I'm outside or the controll button when I'm inside) when I open the door but it is ennoying...

Any idea what is the problem?

How do you get access to the motor/sprokets that drive the window?


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I think Jean will have a new car one part at a time, and Stevens Creek Porsche will have a reserved parking space for you.

Sounds like the window regulator but they will not know for sure until they remove the door panel. There is a plastic part that breaks and the window drop then does not work. Jeff

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Unfortunately, my warranty just expired (11/27). So I guess I'm all by myself now. The window did not fall down. It still work fine. It is just the "automatic lowering" thing that does not work properly.

Mark said that he had a similar problem, that a plastic bushing (white) was cracked. Do you know what he was refering to? If it is just a bushing, hopefully I do not need to replace the whole regulator ($250) to get a 0.25$ plastic thing...


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Might want to ask Keith anyway.

Bought a used passenger side window motor off ebay and the seller included the regulator - but do not need the regulator. I think the plastic bushings are green and blue - it came from a 1998. If Mark can take a look at my regulator the part you need might be there. Jeff

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Do you know if you have a passenger or driver side? I had my passenger side regulator replaced. The mechanic claimed that the part couldn't be replaced, so they replaced the entire regulator.

I bought a driver side regulator off ebay waiting for the day the driver side fails.

The regulator was around $250 from Porsche.

I haven't done the repair myself, but what Jean is describing is exactly the same problem I had. I was charged 200 for this diagnosis, this is free of charge for you Jean ;-). When I examined the part that broke, I *think* one can put a shim to fix the problem.

I'm always down for some work on cars day to try to fix this. Although I don't know how we can test if the fix worked or not without plugging the battery back on, which could set off the Airbag light.


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