[200q20v] Power Windows!

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Sun Mar 11 14:46:56 EST 2001

My site has pics and details on these repairs:

The window issue sounds like broken wires in the driver's door jam (splice in 
new sections); perhaps also dirty contacts in the window switches.  Do any 
windows work fine?  Then that switch works fine; swap it's position and test 
the other circuits.

In a message dated 3/10/01 1:47:26 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
digitaleopard at hotmail.com writes:

> Ok, time for me to start tackling the less vital but trickier items on my 
>  car.  First up-power windows.  This one is kind of confusing-looking in 
>  archives helps some, but this seems to be more than one problem.
>  Symptoms-the drivers PW controller is VERY intermittant-mostly.  The rear 
>  passenger window works fine from it, but none of the others are responding 
>  anymore, and switching from the locked to unlocked mode for the other 
>  controls is uncertain.  In addition, when the other controls are unlocked, 
>  the front passenger side window doesn't seem to be working anyway-neither 
>  the driver's side.   However, before they stopped working, they were 
>  intermittant, as though the switches, not the windows, were 
>  Questions:
>  How likely is it that this is just a problem with the controls in the 
>  armrests?  Don't think the original owner ever did anything with these, so 
>  they are original pieces.
>  What should my order of operations be?  Driver's control, front passenger 
>  control, strip door and check wire and then motor would be my guess.  
>  how long will each step take?
>  How do I check and/or clean the switches once I get them loose?  I know 
>  seen this one posted, but can't find it...
>  Anyone have any descriptions about how to get the door panel off?  The 
>  Bentley is less than fully helpful.
>  Thanks-Ron Merrell.

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