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Old 04-13-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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Default Window not working!

I've had this problem for a long time but have ignored it for the most part

My passenger window doesn't roll down or up (usually). My passenger side window switch just doesn't do anything and when I press the driver side switch, I can hear the motor inside the window trying, but the window just doesn't go. In the past, the driver side switch would work sometimes, and the window would roll down sometimes, but it was a pain to get it to go back up. I am not sure what the problem is. I was thinking of replacing one or both window switches (the switch on each side). Any ideas?

The big question is, where can I buy these switches without getting raped! BTW: I went to my local junkyard, and they did want to rape me for these.... like 50 each.

Edit: I forgot to mention.. I tried turnin on my map lights when the car was off and rolling down the window. I could hear the motor try to go down for a second, but the lights never dimmed at all. So it would seem my motor is ok, and I've got a switch problem?

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Old 04-13-2004, 12:30 AM   #2
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It's probably the pulley/rail mechanism inside the door that raises/lowers the window. The cable wrapped around the pulley (which is then attached to the motor which is then attached to the switch) has probably slipped off the pulley or gotten bound somehow. The only real fix is to replace the whole contraption inside the door. I had to do this with our old '91 nissan maxima with all 4 power windows (they all finally gave out at separate occasions). The work itself you could probably do yourself (simple tools, but you have to be able to figure out how it all works and fits together). As for the part itself... All i remember is the nissan part cost $125 for each pulley/rail thingy. Expect about the same from your subaru parts department.
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:37 AM   #3
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It's probably the pulley/rail mechanism inside the door that raises/lowers the window. The cable wrapped around the pulley (which is then attached to the motor which is then attached to the switch) has probably slipped off the pulley or gotten bound somehow. The only real fix is to replace the whole contraption inside the door. I had to do this with our old '91 nissan maxima with all 4 power windows (they all finally gave out at separate occasions). The work itself you could probably do yourself (simple tools, but you have to be able to figure out how it all works and fits together). As for the part itself... All i remember is the nissan part cost $125 for each pulley/rail thingy. Expect about the same from your subaru parts department.
Any tips on what I should check for? I didn't notice any pulley last time I had the door panels off. The window motor, if I remember, is hooked up to a radial arm that has teeth in it, which the motor moves upwards and downwards pivoting the arm which is attatched to the rails, pulling the window up and down. This is just a guess at how it works, but that's how it looked last time I was in there.

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Old 04-13-2004, 09:07 AM   #4
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Hmmm, broken teeth, fragile plastic pieces, anything that should be connected to the window. Might want to go to the parts department anyways and ask to see the part (not buy it just yet) so you can see how it works. The guy behind the desk might even know if the mechanism has been a problem in the past too.
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Old 04-13-2004, 08:12 PM   #5
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Hmmm, broken teeth, fragile plastic pieces, anything that should be connected to the window. Might want to go to the parts department anyways and ask to see the part (not buy it just yet) so you can see how it works. The guy behind the desk might even know if the mechanism has been a problem in the past too.
I guess that's not a bad idea. I would still ike to know where I can buy a replacement switch though without getting killed on the price. Actually, I don't even have a part number for the master switch or the passenger switch. Anyone have these???

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Old 04-14-2004, 11:55 AM   #6
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I just had the same problem.. My drivers side window would not go up. I couldn't hear the motor so I took it to the dealership and I needed a whole window motor replacement.
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Old 04-14-2004, 07:47 PM   #7
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Ouch. Hopefully that wasn't just the dealership being a dealership. I went and messed with my switch last night and took it apart. It looks like the connectors inside were broken. I tried to piece them back together and magically, the window went right down then back up with no problem at all. The switch is still messed up though so I am ordering a new one.

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