[V8] Window lift usual suspects?

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sun May 7 12:17:25 EDT 2006


The window motor should get positive on one wire and ground on the other 
that go directly to the motor. They switch polarity for the opposite way. In 
other words, the black has 12v and the green is the ground going up, and the 
green has 12v and the black has ground going down. This may be backwards, as 
I've never memorized them. So, for starters, you can run the window up 
anytime with a good motor just by hooking jumper wires to your battery and 
putting them to the motor plug. So, just check for power going both ways to 
the motor plug, and you should be able to figure out where the problem is. 
You do have to have the drivers switch plugged in for the passenger switch 
to work. And, if you find the switched to be bad, there is a way to fix them 
without buying new ones :)

Tony Hoffman

----- Original Message ----- 
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 3:39 PM
Subject: [V8] Window lift usual suspects?

> Did an R&R on the RF window regulator that was confirmed dead, with a
> confirmed good unit. After install, operation was flukey with drivers 
> switch
> and a bit more predictable with pass switch. Finally just works in down 
> mode
> with pass switch.  Confirmed only 12+ on one of 2 incoming power wires. 
> Is
> this a frayed door jamb symptom or could my drivers side switch be flukey
> enough to cause this.  I can't follow the Bentley window tracks to save my
> life.
> thx
> Mike

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