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Old 09-13-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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help! driver window not working

Hi. I am a newbie here. Have a 97 boxster. The passenger side window would roll down and go down an inch when the door is opened. However, the driver side doesn't roll down neither does it go down an inch when the door is opened. Could this be a fuse just causing the driver side windor to be malfunctioning?

Can you guys give me some advice on this?

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Old 09-13-2005, 02:28 PM   #2
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Hi. I am a newbie here. Have a 97 boxster. The passenger side window would roll down and go down an inch when the door is opened. However, the driver side doesn't roll down neither does it go down an inch when the door is opened. Could this be a fuse just causing the driver side windor to be malfunctioning?

Can you guys give me some advice on this?

Thanks in advance.

When you try to put the window down can you hear the motor run? If you can then your problem is from the relay, the windown may have slipped off, if u dont hear anything then chances are you need a new window motor.
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Could be a fuse or a relay. Here's a relay chart: http://www.theschillings.com/boxrelay.htm

If neither of those work, it may be the window regulator (see this thread Window not moveing down when door handle opened ) or the window motor.

Hope it's all good soon.
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Old 09-14-2005, 05:35 AM   #4
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If neither of those work, it may be the window regulator or the window motor.
The window regulator does not effect the manual operation of rolling down the window. The window regulator only operates the auto roll down 1 inch. My bet is the window motor, fuse, or relay. If not then you might have a combination of problems, also known as a $$$ pit
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The window regulator does not effect the manual operation of rolling down the window. The window regulator only operates the auto roll down 1 inch. My bet is the window motor, fuse, or relay. If not then you might have a combination of problems, also known as a $$$ pit
This is the second time I've seen this stated. Does Porsche really call the switch that detects the opening of the door and the resulting auto roll-down of the window a regulator?

In american cars, the scissors-like metal arms inside the door that the window mounts to is called a regulator.

It doesn't surprise me that they would use different terminology, it's just the fact that the same term is used for two completely different functions.

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After posting the above, I found the following link:

http://www.car-stuff.com/porschewindowregulator.htm

I shows a Porsche regulator... and it's what I described. It is the mechanism that would move the window, whether manually or automatically. I'd assume that it has the timer or sensor built in to do the partial roll-down as well.


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