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Old 01-09-2006, 06:48 AM   #1
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Problem With Electric Windows

When locking my car recently both windows went down about 2 inches. Although the windows will still operate up and down they will not go back to the fully closed position. I suspect damp may have got into the electrics as the car had been over the road for a few months but i am not sure of what to check first. Any ideas of how to troubleshoot this problem ???
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:25 AM   #2
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When locking my car recently both windows went down about 2 inches. Although the windows will still operate up and down they will not go back to the fully closed position. I suspect damp may have got into the electrics as the car had been over the road for a few months but i am not sure of what to check first. Any ideas of how to troubleshoot this problem ???
Hi,

My guess is that you have a stuck Micro-Switch for the Top. Take a piece of wood, chopstick, pencil, etc and carefully work it in the Latch Opening on the Header for the Top Latch, this should fix the issue.

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Old 01-09-2006, 12:25 PM   #3
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another good way to cure this is to just unlatch and re-latch the top, giving it a good smack in place as you do. Common problem i think, mine does the same thing. As I understand, a new switch is pretty cheap and is DIY.
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Old 01-12-2006, 01:21 AM   #4
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Thanks all for your comments. Turned out it was the microswitch as suggested. Once I pressed this manually I could close both the windows and after repeating a few times it appears to have corrected so that the roof securing mechanism now operates the microswitch. Thanks for your suggestions.
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