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Old 08-07-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default L ---> RS window switch toubles....ELECTRICAL GURU's please help

I'm having an interesting/confusing problem with my RS Door Card/Switch conversion....

My passenger window (all others work) won't go up. I've swapped the wires around for the down switch and get it to go back up that way which tells me the motor is not fried.

I've even randomly swapped wires around so when I pull up on the switch the window can go down or up, but only one way at a time. When wired up only one way regardless of the direction will work at a time. So the switch itself isn't broken. It has to be some kind of wiring issue.

SO, does anybody have a diagram or photo of a proper wire setup for this?

Or, any idea what might be switched around that would be "blocking" a signal to the switch for functioning both up/down?
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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I'm trying to follow, but have you used a switch from a working window to rule out the switch is not bad?
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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Yes. But also, I've wired the switch to test both up/down functionality and can get it to work both ways but only one way at a time.

IE: When it's wired so that it works going down, the switch will not work going up and vise versa.
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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Year and model helps for diagrams... may be able to assist with that. And Good switch?
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Old 08-07-2011, 06:36 PM   #5
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Is it a six pole wiring or four pole wired switch?
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #6
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Remove the drivers seat and check the wiring under the carpet. I have seen several instances of frayed / broken wires that caused windows to stop working.


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Old 08-07-2011, 07:15 PM   #7
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Sorry totally forgot years. It's a 93L impreza wagon ----> 2000 RS Door Card/Switch Swap.

The passenger door switch is a 5 wire single level connector.

The switch appears to be in working condition as I can get it to work one way or the other but just not both up/down at the same time.

It would be awesome if someone even had a photo of a completed conversion or maybe just RS wiring?

I'm guessing there is something messed up in the middle wiring from door to door...but I really don't know.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:23 AM   #8
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Is it sedan or coupe rs?
When I look up diagrams, the 93 wagon and rs sedan are the same.

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:18 PM   #9
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It's an L wagon to RS Sedan.

That's interesting that it would show the same...The wires from the RS switch plugs have a totally different color combination than the L wires.
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So, maybe I missed it but the window doesn't go down from both the driver and passenger switches?

If so I would check the continuity of the wire from the switch to the motor for both the driver and passenger control.

Disconnect the connectors at the switch and motor and use an ohm meter to check the resistance. If it is high resistance or OL then you have found the problem.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:58 PM   #11
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I will check the computer at work and see if its the same there...
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #12
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By doing that, it's basically checking there is a signal going from one end to the other right? Seems easy enough. Feel a bit dumb for not thinking of the obvious haha.

Apparently my Multimeter is busted so I'll be taking a trip to the store for a new one. I will test this out and report back.

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So, maybe I missed it but the window doesn't go down from both the driver and passenger switches?

If so I would check the continuity of the wire from the switch to the motor for both the driver and passenger control.

Disconnect the connectors at the switch and motor and use an ohm meter to check the resistance. If it is high resistance or OL then you have found the problem.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:28 PM   #13
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I will check the computer at work and see if its the same there...
Awesome. Thanks. At least this way I'll be able to make sure the proper wires are merged together.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:04 AM   #14
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Ok different colors... The one above is the 93 the one below is the rs...
Hope this helps...

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