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 Post subject: Power windows
Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:20 am 
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Hey all,
Just a quick question, I replaced the power window motor in the drivers side back door in my EL Fairmont, before I installed it I hooked it up and tested that it worked (which it did) but once I put it in it doesn't seem to work at all.. So I took it out and again it worked when it was out but refused to work once I put it back in. I checked the cables and there are no points where they may be pinched or anything so I'm not sure.. and I don't have a DMM to go through the cables individually.

Anyone know what may be causing this?

Thanks in advance
 Post subject: Re: Power windows
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways

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Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia


Did you test the original motor out of the car ? If it is OK then you have a switch / wiring fault. For about $ 10 I would buy a cheap Multi meter to test it. Look where the cable runs into the door, this the most likely place for it to fail.

Regards 96ELGli



Regards 96ELGli

 Post subject: Re: Power windows
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Have you applied 12v to the motor plug while it's fitted in the car ??



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