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Old 02-13-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default 2000 OB: driver's side window will go down, won't come back up

I just bought this sweet 2000 Outback today, which really is immaculate, except for one (what i consider to be major) problem:

The driver's side window scrolls down fine, but will not come up. I've tried almost everything, and am certain that something is wrong or broken.

Anyway, I was wondering if some of you out there have encountered similar problems, and maybe can offer some reasons for why this is happening (and maybe give me a ballpark estimate on how much this would cost me to have fixed).


P.S: I tried starting the car and trying the window out, and also the window's motor wasn't broken due to frost or anything...
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Old 02-14-2006, 03:44 PM   #2
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Since you mentioned a window motor I'm assuming you have power windows. Can you hear the motor running when you hit the switch? If so, then most likely your problem is a bad regulator. I had a similar problem, except my window wouldn't go up or down on its own.
It's pretty easy to fix yourself and the part should be pretty cheap (about $90). Just pop the door card off and have at it. There are service holes in the door itself and all the bolts you need to mess with are clearly visible.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:06 PM   #3
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I had this problem and it was the switch or something like that. Paid the dealer too much to have it fixed. Ask in the Legacy Forum, they will know.

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Old 02-14-2006, 05:18 PM   #4
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Just had this issue on my 98. The switch was bad. Pretty cheap from a junkyard. Would've been $80 for the part otherwise. Mine powered down fine and then wouldn't come up. I could still get the motor to make noise pushing the swich down, so I knew it had to be the switch.

For mine you just remove the door panel, remove some screws and plugs and swap it out. Pretty easy really.


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