Passsenger window DEAD - node or software?
I've posted about my faulty window before and taken advice on it, (window stepping when going up) but now the window is refusing to budge at all!
It's like there is no power to the motor.
I can hear the beep when pressing both buttons (drivers and passenger) but the window does not operate.
This happened a month or so back, but it randomly started working again a few days later, without me doing anything.
I took the car for a service shortly after and mentioned it, the alfa dealer said the runners were dirty so they cleaned them and re-greased. Apparently thatís why the window stopped working altogether.... hmmm ok!
I told the dealer I didn't think that was the case and mentioned about the stepping problem i've been having with the same window too, he then told me the door node will be faulty and he'd replace it for a couple of hundred (No thanks!)
I told him I heard that the earlier GT's such as mine had faulty software for the windows which is why they commonly have issues, and asked if they could update the software/firmware. The guy looked at my confused then insisted there are not different software versions or indeed any way to update it(this guy is the beechdale service manager by the way!). I insisted he looked into this (to which they told me they would and they'd call me once they've found out either way - still no phone call a month or so later!)
Today I decided to strip the door down and see if thereís a loose wire or anything I can see wrong with the node. stripped the node right down to the circuit board, checked everything down to the solders on the board but cannot see anything wrong with it.
I put it back together again but still its not working.
Anybody know where I can get the software checked/updated? Or should I bite the bullet and buy a new node (though I've read other people have which hasn't helped!)