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Old 09-05-2005, 12:15 PM   #1
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Window not moveing down when door handle opened

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my pasanger door window barely moves when the door handles are opened so it catches the sill a little.
Also, I put the window down all the way and like to never got it back up(pulling up on it dose not help).
When I would raise it it would only come up about 3 inches and stop. I whent up and down several times and finaly it whent up make the most horrable noise all the way up.
Any one have any idear what that is?
I'm hopeing my warranty will cover it.


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Old 09-06-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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The computer keeps track of the position of the window when it's closed all the way. You may be able to do a search here or on other forums and find out how to reset that position. It has to do with disconnecting the battery, reconnecting it and resetting, I just don't remember the whole sequence.

There's also a switch in the door that controls the small downward movement to clear the top.

I just noticed in another post you have AllData DIY access. I think I got the reset instructions from there when I did it before.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
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I will take a look at Alldata for it.
I did talk with the dealer today. They say it's the regulator.
We shall see.

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Old 09-07-2005, 06:39 AM   #4
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I will take a look at Alldata for it.
I did talk with the dealer today. They say it's the regulator.
We shall see.

Richard
That's the "switch" I was referring to and could not remember its' name.

If you disconnect the battery, follow the AllData instructions on reconnecting and rebooting the computer.
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Old 09-08-2005, 10:24 AM   #5
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Picked the car up this morning.
It was the window regulator. And the warranty paid 100% of the bill
The bad new's is I ran some some errands on the way home and discovered it was leaking coolant and temp was climbing a little at stop lights(just a little nothing to get alarmed about).
So, I brought the car right back.
The resivoir tank is cracked and one of the fan's is out. Tottal going to be like $1600. Warranty will not pay for the tank. Looks like their going to take care of the fan.


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Old 09-08-2005, 12:44 PM   #6
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Yuck! Sorry to hear that. If you want to DIY the tank, you can get it done for about $300 in 3-4 hours.
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Old 09-08-2005, 04:41 PM   #7
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What kind of warantee does your car have?

I have heard about so many of those tanks cracking, mine included (dealer replaced at 30K miles under the facotory warantee) it seems like Porsche should recall them.

My window opens far enough to open the door with the top up but just a little slower than I would like it to. Causes me to open the door slower than I would normally. Is there any adjustment for that??
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:15 AM   #8
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What kind of warantee does your car have?

I have heard about so many of those tanks cracking, mine included (dealer replaced at 30K miles under the facotory warantee) it seems like Porsche should recall them.
The latest tank is Porsche's 9th revision.
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Old 09-09-2005, 07:30 AM   #9
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9th version!!!! Thats nuts, lol.
I'm going to do it myself.
The warranty that I have is ICS(InterContinental Warranty Services Inc.)
Now I'm going to pick up the car. The warranty did take care of the fan.
Hope it has time to cool off and I get the tank out before work today.


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Old 09-09-2005, 09:08 AM   #10
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BTW... a window regulator is the scissor-shaped mechanism that is inside of the door. The glass attaches to one end of it, and the other has gear teeth to allow either a manual window crank or an electric motor to move it.

If you think of a pair of scissors standing upright, the top of the scissor is tallest when closed, and shortest when opened. Attach a window to the top and you get the idea of how it works. Close the scissor, the window is up. Open the scissor, the window is down.

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