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Old 02-28-2014, 05:53 PM   #1
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Power Windows went on strike

For the past couple of months, my right front and both rear power windows quit working. I can hear the click on each door when the button is pushed, but they don't move with either the driver's switch or each door switch. The master switch is not turned off (the switches will not click with it turned off).

It has been too cold for windows-down driving here for 3 months, but I first noticed the problem after taking the car to the dealer to get the timing belt changed.


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Old 02-28-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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Take the interior door panels off, and spray silicone lubricant anywhere you can get at on the window regulator mechanism. If that doesn't work, you may need to actually replace the motor.
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Does silicone spray work? I've always just wiped on grease. The regulator comes with grease from the factory.

However, I don't think that will help when it's completely stopped. That usually helps when it's very slow and can't go all the way up. By the time it's stopped like that it's either frozen (especially this winter) or dead. Look for ice in the channels, wiper, and inside the door. If no ice, and if grease doesn't help, buy a new regulator assembly with a new motor...don't just get the regulator or motor alone.
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On the hand me down Buick I had, my grandfather would just spray electronics cleaner into the switches. It worked for awhile after.
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It just floors me that 3 of them all went out at the exact same time...
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At exactly the same time, or more like within a month?
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One day, noticed the only window working is the driver's. They had all worked the last time I tried them, which was a week or 2 earlier.
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Take door trim off.
Take V-meter to the the regulator plugs. Do you have 12V at the plug when button is pressed?
If you do, then your regulators are in need of replacement. Which is not big deal for Honda, as one of Honda beauty is ABUNDANCE of parts.
Simply replace them. Sell broken ones on craigslist. People buy and refurbish them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vePC0vaZu0M
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Its usually either the switch or the motor. If you apply 12v directly to the motor and it works then its the swtich. Follow what ukrkoz said and if you find that 12v is applied when you press the switch then it's possibly the motor.

My dad's Corolla 2001 went through 2 motors. My friend's accord had a broken switch.

The slow almost impossible close yet easy to open is most likely dying motor.
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