The first problem is with the electric windows. The passenger side works fine but the drivers side has not worked for quite a while. I now need to get it fixed, but don't have the cash to get a garage to do it. I thought the problem might be that it had stuck (it gradually slowed until one day is packed up! I've had the door panel off but can't see any problems with the control unit or the bits that hold the door up. What else could it be? (I've also checked the fuses-theyre fine too).
Thx for any ideas
Got a test lamp?
Check for power to the motor when you operate the switch..
The lamp should light up on both wires to the motor one way then the other, it is a simple circuit.
If there is power there, the motor is knackered. £90-odd :mad:
Ouch ! Will try that -never thought of checking the wires. Doh:twak:
..is there any way to speed up the windows/motors ? (when they are working.. :p )
:) ..care to divuldge good Dr?
Yes please do tell. I've always thought they were a bit slow.
I guess he's not gonna tell us.
looks like :lol:..
maybe you just replace the rubber band with a thicker one ;)
Or buy a power inverter and have the motor running at 240v?
I had an old Volvo 340 with electric windows which started to pack up just before I was about to sell it.
The divers door window started to stick as you closed it and then stopped altogether.
In desperation I sprayed wd40 everwhere, no joy. I looked at the motor and saw to small bungs in the housing, so I had them out and wacked a load of wd40 in the motor and waited a few minutes.
Hey presto the window worked perfect.
I've had a look at the power unit of the electric windows and when you click the the window down, it clicks inside the box but nothing happens-could this mean that is the problem? I checked all the wires and they seem fine.
Ah, sorry guys, didn't see it!
The best solution to speed up power windows, as someone has touched upon above me is to lube the seals with a rubber lube or silicone. It's quite amazing how much faster and efficient the windows become!
Make sure you get a can with one of those red bendy straws; then you can get the stuff to where it matters, down in the depths of the door :)
Thanks for the reply Dr! :)
... but won't the silicon smear the windows..? :err: