Raising a dead power window

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Old 18 Apr 2004, 10:32 am   #1 (permalink)
Joel Markus
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Default Raising a dead power window

I need to replace the complete power window motor/regulator assembly in my
98 Camry LE. The window in currently in the completely down position. The
first thing I need to do is remove the window. To get to the bolts holding
the window in you must raise the window about 2 inches. I cannot get the
window to move at all. Is there any trick to getting the window to move, or
does it just take brute force?

Thanks in advance for your assistance!

Joel


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Old 18 Apr 2004, 01:34 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Check lazarus.com for raising the dead (windows).

"Joel Markus" <jmarkus@everestkc.net> wrote in message
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> I need to replace the complete power window motor/regulator assembly in my
> 98 Camry LE. The window in currently in the completely down position. The
> first thing I need to do is remove the window. To get to the bolts

holding
> the window in you must raise the window about 2 inches. I cannot get the
> window to move at all. Is there any trick to getting the window to move,

or
> does it just take brute force?
>
> Thanks in advance for your assistance!
>
> Joel
>
>



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Old 18 Apr 2004, 08:04 pm   #3 (permalink)
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I wish it was that easy!

"David" <cutlerd@comcast.net> wrote in message
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> Check lazarus.com for raising the dead (windows).
>
> "Joel Markus" <jmarkus@everestkc.net> wrote in message
> news:10857rh3nev8mb3@corp.supernews.com...
> > I need to replace the complete power window motor/regulator assembly in

my
> > 98 Camry LE. The window in currently in the completely down position.

The
> > first thing I need to do is remove the window. To get to the bolts

> holding
> > the window in you must raise the window about 2 inches. I cannot get

the
> > window to move at all. Is there any trick to getting the window to move,

> or
> > does it just take brute force?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your assistance!
> >
> > Joel
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 21 Apr 2004, 05:04 pm   #4 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
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"Joel Markus" <jmarkus@everestkc.net> wrote in message news:<10857rh3nev8mb3@corp.supernews.com>...
> I need to replace the complete power window motor/regulator assembly in my
> 98 Camry LE. The window in currently in the completely down position. The
> first thing I need to do is remove the window. To get to the bolts holding
> the window in you must raise the window about 2 inches. I cannot get the
> window to move at all. Is there any trick to getting the window to move, or
> does it just take brute force?
>

Have you tried the obvious? - direct battery voltage applied to the
old motor?
If that does work, you might want to double check the switches and
wiring at the door hinges to ensure the motor and regulator are bad.
Failing that, is there any way you can unbolt the window glass from
the regulator? Is there a point(s) of attachment at the lower edge?
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Old 23 Apr 2004, 07:09 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Yes check the wiring first . The wires usually break in the harness near the
hinge because of the constant flexing as you open and close the door. The
master switch and each door window switch are connected in series and if a
wire between the two gets broken you usually lose the ground going to the
motor. Check with a meter if you are getting a good ground and 12volts going
to the motor. As the other person suggested it is a good idea to try with a
pair of jumper wires providing power to see it the motor works. If the motor
works then you know it is just a broken wire. You can remove the right or
left kick panel cover and you will be able to unplug the harness and then
you can peel back the rubber boot cover and find the broken wire. It is a
common problem. It happened twice to me. I have a 1993 Camry.
Alex
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> "Joel Markus" <jmarkus@everestkc.net> wrote in message

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> > I need to replace the complete power window motor/regulator assembly in

my
> > 98 Camry LE. The window in currently in the completely down position.

The
> > first thing I need to do is remove the window. To get to the bolts

holding
> > the window in you must raise the window about 2 inches. I cannot get

the
> > window to move at all. Is there any trick to getting the window to move,

or
> > does it just take brute force?
> >

> Have you tried the obvious? - direct battery voltage applied to the
> old motor?
> If that does work, you might want to double check the switches and
> wiring at the door hinges to ensure the motor and regulator are bad.
> Failing that, is there any way you can unbolt the window glass from
> the regulator? Is there a point(s) of attachment at the lower edge?



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