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Join Date: Feb 2002
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Re: Electric window dead!
Never been in there but I'm assuming some simlarities with the 155.
That has the relays for the windows located in the lower dashboard in the section between the steering wheel and the door.
There are two relays from memory - one for each window. If you can change them round so that the passenger window doesn't work but the driver window does, then the problem is in the relay.
The problem is probably not in the motor, as the relay will click even if the motor is dead. As you say, motors tend to get slower and slower before they die. Your "sudden death" may be caused by a loose connection, which fiddling and swapping the relays should prove/solve.
The motor is pretty nasty to change so I wouldn't go in there unless you extinguish all other possibilities. It is a simple affair with a cord and a rod - you can't really reduce it to any smaller number of parts so it's a bit harsh complaining that you have to buy the whole assembly. There are NO relays or anything else inside the door.
If you remove the switch in the door, try connecting the passenger door window to the driver's window switch..and v.v. - it will eliminate the switch and connections there as the culprit. You should be able to work the passenger window using the driver window switch by the sound of it.
The biggest problem is taking the inner door frame out but it's fiddly rather than needing any great expertise. You just have to put it back the same way that it came off, so take photos or make diagrams of everything as you go... it'll save a lot of head-scratching. Don't forget to refit the plastic inner sleeve - it keeps the water out.
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