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    The driver window is in -op. All other function. I notice the button that makes all window go down on convertible go down but not drivers. The switch for drivers window clicks in door but motor does nothing. Window has dropped and an angle 1cm but may be where it stopped when something failed? could it be motor? how do i knwo if is ok or what other window parts are there?

    any help much appreciated as know nothing about these things and cannot afford for anyone else to do it. Let in water sometimes and cannot seam to get it to stay propped up fully so need to sort it. I i take door card of i need to knwo what to look for, sorry if are simalar post but thought id explain it. Thankd for you time. All fuses are ok under bonnet too.
     
     

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    With the door card off you need to use a test light like the one shown below(Tesco's e.t.c or Motorist shops will sell one) and check for voltage at the motor plug when you press the window button.

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    Does a drop of 1cm sound like the drop for opening the door? B pillar striker switch?

    But yeah power and fuses sound like they need a check


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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalin View Post
    The driver window is in -op. All other function. I notice the button that makes all window go down on convertible go down but not drivers. The switch for drivers window clicks in door but motor does nothing. Window has dropped and an angle 1cm but may be where it stopped when something failed? could it be motor? how do i knwo if is ok or what other window parts are there?

    any help much appreciated as know nothing about these things and cannot afford for anyone else to do it. Let in water sometimes and cannot seam to get it to stay propped up fully so need to sort it. I i take door card of i need to knwo what to look for, sorry if are simalar post but thought id explain it. Thankd for you time. All fuses are ok under bonnet too.


    I see your in Northampton mate. Pop down to Milton Keynes one evening next week and I will have a look at it for you. PM me and I will give you my number.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by godzilla View Post
    I see your in Northampton mate. Pop down to Milton Keynes one evening next week and I will have a look at it for you. PM me and I will give you my number.
    Thanks for offer may take you up on it. Also I relised top anyone readin thread the pasenger side goes up 1cm when door closes to go under hood. So i suspect why is a 1cm maybe less gap on drivers window.

    If switch click i am thinking maybe motor has failed.
     
     

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    oops forgot i had two threads in this section the new threads more detailed so best to use new one, thanks
     
     

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