window motor woes

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  1. andrw

    andrw New Member

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    heres my problem. right hand window motor goes down but never up. neither side switch will make it go up.

    took panel off, checked wire that plugs into motor with continuity tester and it is always on. the light always lights. when i press the down button, the light remains lit. when i press up, it goes off.

    i have gone through 3 motors thinking that was the culprit.

    i dont think its the switches, how can both switches not function in one direction? what do you think it could be?
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    goland55 Founding Member

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    You were checking continuity between the wire that goes into the window lift motor and what? Ground? It sounds like a switch may be bad and is crossing connections internally of you've got a bare wire somewhere that is touching something it shouldn't be. Disconnect one side's switch and try the window from the opposite side's switch and vice versa. If it works good when you unplug on of the switches then you know the switch that's unplugged is bad. If that doesn't show you anything then it's probably a bare wire somewhere.
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    i was testing the two plugs in the wire that goes into the window motor. alligator clip to one and probe to other. to test from window motor > back.

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