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Old 02-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #21
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I had a similar problem and searched a few forums, there are a number of problems described in the thread, and my resolution deals only with the window not dropping when the door is opened, though the solution could also potentially fix the window not going back up when the door is closed. The solution I found, see the linked post for more details, is to clean and lube the door latch mechanism. Basically, there is a switch in there that senses when the door is open or closed and tells the car what to do, which are lower the window when open, turn on the door open indicator on the dash, and turn on the dome light. And do the reverse when the door is closed again. If the latch mechanism gets gunked up, the switch doesn't activate or deactivate properly and you have the issues described. The following post worked for me just using silicon and cleaning it up a bit, to do it more thoroughly you would want to take the door panel off and hit it with wd-40 and then lube it back up with silicon.


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Old 02-21-2013, 06:36 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by lokepup View Post
but on my drivers side. My problem started when my battery died and i replaced it.

Hope someone can help us.
Just wondering, lokepup, if, after your battery has been disconnected, you have to do some sort of set-up sequence to get your master window switch to operate. The general conclusion, from another thread, was that there was some sort of software change starting with '04's that requires this. So just wondering.

Regarding the window itself, I have had the same problem, intermittently, since about the day after the warranty expired. This is only on the passenger side. The door closes fine but the window doesn't seal properly. A quick open and close solves it. It's been going on for years and I see no damage to any of the various components.
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crack, window

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