Electric Window Failure

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  1. Badknee

    Badknee Funster

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    The electric window on our 53 plate Boxer has failed on the passenger side. I have taken the door panels off but there's not much to see. When the switch is activated the motor clicks so there's power getting to it but I don't have any idea how the system works. Is it cables or an arm? Any ideas please?
     
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    From memory I think it's a bit of a rubber band affair and they can slip off.
     
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    I had same problems.mine was the motor.It's water that gets into working.tried lubricating it but nothing doing.only solution was a new motor.cost me around 90 pounds including Labour(y)
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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    We had the same problem a while ago now. I could hear the motor clicking when activated, gave it a tap with a spanner and it started working again. A week or so later it failed again and I ended up having a new motor fitted.
    Brisey.
     
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    Thanks Brisey, that's just what ours is doing. Wondered if the glass was jammed but I can't budge it. I am going to the auto electricians for another job so I will have him take a look. (y)
     
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    Don't do what a friend of mine did when his windows wouldn't close, he grabbed the top of the windows that was protruding from the door with a pair of pliers and it shattered into a million pieces :(
     
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    Bump :D
     
  9. dave newell lvs

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    I had a similar issue with the passenger door window on our work van ( 05 Ducato) and after several attempts to fix it I gave in and fitted a new motor assembly. Can't remember the cost as it was a couple of years ago but not a particularly difficult job if you're reasonably handy.

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    Thanks Dave. (y)
     
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