[200q20v] No Power windows
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.
1972 MB 280 SEL 4.5
1986 MB 560 SEL
1991 200q Sedan
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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