[200q20v] No Power windows

Shayne thequattroking at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 20 12:04:23 EST 2001

Wish this would help be, but I know this is not the problem.  I all the
interior door panels off when the car was repainted after my bro ran it off
the road at 105 MPH.  Now I am putting it back together.  NONE of the
windows work.  Thanx for the suggestion though.

Shayne P.

1972 MB 280 SEL 4.5
1984 4ksq
1986 MB 560 SEL
1991 v8q5
1991 200q Sedan
1992 S4

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
> Problem: The front passenger power window is stuck in the down position.
> Symptoms: Neither the driver's side switch nor the passenger-side switch
> works the motor.
> Cause: Most likely a broken wire in the rubber boot between the door and
> the door jamb. (Other potential causes are a bad/dirty switch, no power to
> the switch, a bad motor, or a bad regulator.)
> The Fix: This temporary fix gets the window back up. It is not a
> permanent repair.
> Tools: 4mm hex-head wrench, two pieces of wire each about four feet long
> Caution: Disconnect the battery whenever working on electrical
> components. Even if it messes up your radio.
> 1. Remove the arm rest from the door.
> There are three 4mm hex-head bolts holding it on. They are located on the
> underside of the arm rest. You don't have to remove them, just loosen them.
> Remove the armrest by pulling perpendicular to the inner door face, towards
> the seat if the door were closed. On mine, the rear attachment points freed
> up easily. The front took a very firm pull. Wiggling the armrest up and down
> seems to help.
> 2. Remove the window switch from the armrest.
> The switch assembly just slides out of the armrest, towards the door. You
> are removing the switch together with the black plastic trim piece.
> 3. Separate the switch from the connector.
> Pull the switch and the connector apart, separating the two. Wiggling up and
> down seems to make this easier, too.
> 4. Apply power to the connector.
> You need a pair of wires to reach from the battery to the switch. Lamp cord
> will work. I used a some 24" jumper wires from Radio Shack, connected end to
> end. Connect one wire from the battery's negative terminal to the black wire
> terminal on the connector. Briefly connect the other wire from the battery's
> positive terminal to the green wire terminal on the connector. The window
> should go up. If not, you have a problem with the motor or regulator. Or the
> color codes on your wiring are incorrect; try the other terminals.
> 5. Re-assemble the armrest.
> Don't attach the switch to the connector until you make a permanent fix;
> this will prevent the problem repeating itself. Slide the switch assembly
> back into the armrest. Reattach the armrest to the door, securing it by
> tightening the three 4mm hex-head bolts. Celebrate with a cold one.

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