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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:41 am 
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my ea ghia did this to me once cleaned up the contacts in the switch and workedlike new, the contacts where filthy black with carbon


How did you gt access to it and clean it? My passenger window is f**k for some reason and I will need to check thi out.
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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 2:00 pm 
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I just finished fixing my power window problem. It would go down fine-ish but it struggled coming back up until about 3/4 the way up when it would shoot up like normal. After numerous attempts to fix by lubricating everything, I also changed the winder plate(the one that runs up and down the track and is connected to the window) regreased, and nothing helped. I finally took it out on the verge of going to Ford and buying a brand new one to evade this issue, when I noticed the winder guide was somewhat warped. I compared it to my manual one and realised it was alot warped. So I changed the tracks over and now......
MY BLOODY POWER WINDOWS WORK LIKE A CHARM!!!!

I was so stoked to finally get it working. And the fact I didnt have to buy another one was even better. I will post some pics, maybe it is not the only one out there, and maybe it is more common than we think.....

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 2:47 pm 
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I just finished fixing my power window problem. It would go down fine-ish but it struggled coming back up until about 3/4 the way up when it would shoot up like normal. After numerous attempts to fix by lubricating everything, I also changed the winder plate(the one that runs up and down the track and is connected to the window) regreased, and nothing helped. I finally took it out on the verge of going to Ford and buying a brand new one to evade this issue, when I noticed the winder guide was somewhat warped. I compared it to my manual one and realised it was alot warped. So I changed the tracks over and now......
MY BLOODY POWER WINDOWS WORK LIKE A CHARM!!!!

I was so stoked to finally get it working. And the fact I didnt have to buy another one was even better. I will post some pics, maybe it is not the only one out there, and maybe it is more common than we think.....


Hmmm tell me more.
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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:54 pm 
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the window switches *unlcip* from the circuit board, theres two little metal contacts that rock and two little plastic rod looking things, pull all of those out clean up the contacts on either side of the rocker contacts and the contacts inside the switch (circuit board side) i used a flat head screwdriver and scraped off all the carbon worked a charm

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:08 am 
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the window switches *unlcip* from the circuit board, theres two little metal contacts that rock and two little plastic rod looking things, pull all of those out clean up the contacts on either side of the rocker contacts and the contacts inside the switch (circuit board side) i used a flat head screwdriver and scraped off all the carbon worked a charm


Is this accessible from just takling to door tim off?
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 2:08 am 
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Yeh im not a big fan of power windows myself i prefer manual. lol.

my old man has an au xr8 and his window came out of hinges! but yeh all is fixed now but i reckon there more trouble than there worth
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:11 pm 
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there more trouble than there worth


Only Ford ones :(

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 12:13 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
DrE wrote:
the window switches *unlcip* from the circuit board, theres two little metal contacts that rock and two little plastic rod looking things, pull all of those out clean up the contacts on either side of the rocker contacts and the contacts inside the switch (circuit board side) i used a flat head screwdriver and scraped off all the carbon worked a charm


Is this accessible from just takling to door tim off?


Well for the centre console,open the Lid and unscrew the bucket thats holds ur crap,then push that piece of plastic thats useless or if you have drink holders unsrew them.
After that you should have access to the switch unit,unclip it from the wiring connection.
As for the back doors I dont know about the removal of those switches but then of a*** just ask the BACK SEAT DRIVERS IF THEY WANT THEIR WINDOW DOWN. :lol:
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the window switches *unlcip* from the circuit board, theres two little metal contacts that rock and two little plastic rod looking things, pull all of those out clean up the contacts on either side of the rocker contacts and the contacts inside the switch (circuit board side) i used a flat head screwdriver and scraped off all the carbon worked a charm]
You can attempt to service them your self of take them to an auto electrician ,If you plan to do it your self its pretty easy to do.

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 3:09 pm 
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my drivers power window switch sticks down when i press it and if i forget to release it cuts out the motor for a while to cool it down.
it depends on how long it takes to cool down though

wow mine does the EXACT same thing... wish i knew how to fix it.

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 8:14 pm 
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Ben_Daui wrote:
twirqurky wrote:
DrE wrote:
the window switches *unlcip* from the circuit board, theres two little metal contacts that rock and two little plastic rod looking things, pull all of those out clean up the contacts on either side of the rocker contacts and the contacts inside the switch (circuit board side) i used a flat head screwdriver and scraped off all the carbon worked a charm


Is this accessible from just takling to door tim off?


Well for the centre console,open the Lid and unscrew the bucket thats holds ur crap,then push that piece of plastic thats useless or if you have drink holders unsrew them.
After that you should have access to the switch unit,unclip it from the wiring connection.
As for the back doors I dont know about the removal of those switches but then of a*** just ask the BACK SEAT DRIVERS IF THEY WANT THEIR WINDOW DOWN. :lol:
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the window switches *unlcip* from the circuit board, theres two little metal contacts that rock and two little plastic rod looking things, pull all of those out clean up the contacts on either side of the rocker contacts and the contacts inside the switch (circuit board side) i used a flat head screwdriver and scraped off all the carbon worked a charm]
You can attempt to service them your self of take them to an auto electrician ,If you plan to do it your self its pretty easy to do.


EF/ELs dont need to remove the centre console thing, the cup holder section comes off by itself.

I thought someone actualyl cleaned some balck s**t off their motor. Cna anyone post pics of what he motor looks like?
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 8:27 pm 
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This happened to my XR, drivers side and passenger side, it would go down but would go back up. I hit the damn door trim and surpisingly enough that worked for one of them :shock: So it would seem that the window guides jam up or something when you go to put the window up. Hmm not really fixing the problem am i? :roll:

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 8:37 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:

Hmmm tell me more.


A picture tells a thousand words....

This was the winder guide from thew power window, you can see that the track is arched, but about half way along it seems to flatten out.

http://www.teamgemini.8m.com/broken.jpg

This is better compare when you look at the one I changed it for, which was a more perfect arch.

http://www.teamgemini.8m.com/good.jpg

You can see here where the orginal one had warped, causing the window to wind the way that it did....

http://www.teamgemini.8m.com/broken2.jpg

SO I just detatched the winder, winder cable, motor and clips and transfered them to the better track.

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 9:19 pm 
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Ugly Igley wrote:
twirqurky wrote:

Hmmm tell me more.


A picture tells a thousand words....

This was the winder guide from thew power window, you can see that the track is arched, but about half way along it seems to flatten out.

http://www.teamgemini.8m.com/broken.jpg

This is better compare when you look at the one I changed it for, which was a more perfect arch.

http://www.teamgemini.8m.com/good.jpg

You can see here where the orginal one had warped, causing the window to wind the way that it did....

http://www.teamgemini.8m.com/broken2.jpg

SO I just detatched the winder, winder cable, motor and clips and transfered them to the better track.


Couldn see the photos. Can you email me them please?
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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 9:46 pm 
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well what is your email you twit.....

 

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Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 11:08 pm 
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Couldn see the photos. Can you email me them please?
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well what is your email you twit.....
Could you post them again here for everyone to see?? You can use http://www.imageshack.us/ to host the pictures.

 

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