My rear nearside electric window has ceased to work. I suspect my dad who always inadvertently operates the window when he's in the back . I think he may have pressed the button to close the window when it was already closed. I guess this may have burnt out the motor, or is there a fuse specifically for this window that may have blown?
Front or back window? The window switches are weak on the 156. If the button dose not push down and back with a springy click the the rocker part of the switch has possibly broken. Its unlightly the motor has burnt out as it will trip out rather than keep pushing up when the window is already up.
If a fuse was gone no windows would work. You can take out the switches and swap them around to see if the fault follows the switch.
Sorry I just realised its the back window. So the switch on the back door and drivers door fail to move the window. I would then check the connections on the drivers door. I think there is a loop trough the drivers door to the other doors. But im not sure....
Hi Mick. I've remade the multi-connector at the edge of the door to no avail. Also, I should have said, the other button where the driver can operate the window doesn't work either. So the fault appears to be either in the door or with a fuse, if there is a specific fuse for each window. Are you pretty sure this isn't the case and there is only one fuse for all the windows?
PS don't think it could be a loop in the drivers' door because the switch for the rear door would be in parallel with the rear door switch not in series. ie, if the switch in the drivers' door had been rendered inoperable, the other switch would still work? Doesn't hurt to try though, I'll give it a go and remake the multiconnector there too .
Hi, mine is the same and unfortunately it`s a duff window regulator. It`s going in to be fixed next week (under warrenty luckily) so will let you know how much Alfa charge; I have to pay and get it back from the warrenty company
All fixed now, £177 inc.vat for the warranty company to pay. Now its going back on Friday for new glow plugs and part of the ECU. Another £445 for the warranty company. At this rate I think I better spend £300 and renew the warranty for another year. Although I love it this has got to be the most expensive car I have ever had for servicing and repairs.
Ironically, I'm 90% sure it's my dad who has inadvertantly buggered the window and he's always telling me they're a waste of time and just something else to go wrong!
Don't blame your poor dad...they should be dad-proof (or even child-proof) with no problem. As said before there is a thermo-trip in the motor to protect it, you can stall the motor with the window closed for hours without damage to the motor. That's no exaggeration, the motor components are quite robust. Damage is most likely with high glass friction in the guide runners or poor adjustment. This will damage the regulator mechanism rather than the actual motor windings etc.