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Old 04-30-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Help! Driver window won't roll up! Its about to rain :o

So I just rolled the window down in my 98 Legacy GT, and now it wont go back up.

The window doesn't look out of place at all. I can hear the motor when I push the button down. But I can't really hear it when I hit up. My button seems a little loose too, but not that bad.

Its about to rain, and I live in an apartment complex, with a deck and speakers in my car.

Thanks in advance, i'll reply to this thread asap if anyone has questions.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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It's probably the switch, the contacts seem to wear out after a while... I had the same problem and had to replace it.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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Just the switch? Or the whole panel?

And, where/how much?

Thanks
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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is it all the windows?? or just yours that doesnt work....check every window, if they are all out it id check fuse
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:02 PM   #5
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All windows work except driver side up
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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actuator??
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:12 PM   #7
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Just the switch? Or the whole panel?

And, where/how much?

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It's the entire panel... all 4 switches are in one unit. You can get a used one on eBay, but I ordered a new one from subaruparts.com. I don't have the part # off hand, but if you take apart your door, it's probably labelled on the switch.
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Old 04-30-2008, 09:19 PM   #8
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After digging around, I've heard mention of a reset procedure for the windows (turning the ignition at certain times with the button held down) but I can't find the specifices anywhere.
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:27 PM   #9
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Well ****, all the dealerships/service centers are closed already. And its starting to rain, ****.

Is there ANY way I can get this up, just for tonight?
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:30 PM   #10
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plastic garbage bag and duct tape ftw
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Old 04-30-2008, 10:45 PM   #11
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plastic garbage bag and duct tape ftw

I think i'd have a new problem on my hands then; fending off the hordes of ladies.
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:18 PM   #12
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I think i'd have a new problem on my hands then; fending off the hordes of ladies.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:34 AM   #13
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At least the window didant fall down into the door like my GL turbo's did. That car got crushed shortly after that.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:41 PM   #14
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hey your gonna need to buy a new window switch anyway. so in the meantime if your motor works then find your motor harness and just plug two wires using butt connectors and touch power and ground to like a 9 volt battery. the window should go up then to go down just reverse the process it may be kinda ghetto or rigged up but it'll do untill you find a switch ok
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:24 AM   #15
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You could also take apart your rear door and run a couple wires with leads to that switch and put up your window. That's what I did when I was waiting for my new switch to come in the mail.
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:21 AM   #16
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I just got a new window switch, works fine now.

For anyone else with this problem:

Its called "window switch left" or master window switch". Retails for $109, i called Lithia Subaru in Oregon City and told them www.subaruparts.com had it for $83 and they pricematched it. Really quick/easy install.

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Old 05-05-2008, 06:44 AM   #17
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use pliers and a cloth (to protect window) to grab and assist the glass in an upward motion (quick fix)

then its tool time!
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