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Username Post: 2001 Camaro drivers window stuck        (Topic#349414)
Larry E 
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Larry E
Loc: Los Angeles
Reg: 09-15-16
01-30-18 12:27 PM - Post#2722725    

Hey guys,
Anyone have a tip on figuring out why the drivers window won't go up or down? Where should I start? with the switch or motor?
Any advise would be appreciated.

1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 235


 




jktucker92 
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Posts: 225
jktucker92
Reg: 02-05-17
01-31-18 06:59 AM - Post#2722843    
    In response to Larry E

Well, I've had to replace both on my '99 Camaro. The switch had some corrosion issues, and while it did operate the windows, they were slower than they should be. The motor was bad, so I replaced it first. I then replaced the switch, and the windows both go up and down better. In fact, a worn switch can make the motors wear out faster. You can test the switch to see if it's good. If you unplug the motor and operate the switch, you can measure the voltage on the two leads to the motor. The voltage should alternate from +12V to -12V as you move the switch back and forth. You can also manually apply battery power to the motor and try to move it. Applying power one direction should make it go up and applying power the other should make it go down. If you hear a hum, then the motor is either at the end of travel or stuck.



 
Larry E 
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Posts: 95
Larry E
Loc: Los Angeles
Reg: 09-15-16
01-31-18 07:20 AM - Post#2722847    
    In response to jktucker92

I will try it this weekend. Appreciate the tip.

1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe 235


 
RandyGOOT 
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Posts: 4

Reg: 09-13-17
04-12-18 05:53 PM - Post#2730827    
    In response to Larry E

Do a voltage check at the motor when operating the switch. That will tell you if the switch is ok or not. If it's good, your problem is the motor.



 




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