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Old 01-12-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Frozen window. How to reinitialize?

My 94 coupe doors were frozen closed this morning, I strongarmed them open, but now Im having a problem with the passenger side window.

When I finally got the door open, I noticed that the window didn't drop the 1/2" it usually does when the latch pops.

The window goes up and down normally, and the one touch works fine, but it doesn't seem to know where the top is.

When I open the door, it actually goes up a little and jams the door.
I disconnected the battery and cycled the windows, up, down, and held the buttons in both positions, but it still doesn't work right.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
Thanks!
(I tried to search a few times, but the search feature doesn't seem to work right either )
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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micro switch/sensor is likely frozen if there is one, and doesn't know the door is shut. Get it to an underground and let the car thaw and then see if it works.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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The little switch was frozen. D'oh!
Thanks Ceeker
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
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Wouldn't that have kept your interior lights on too?
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:53 PM   #5
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^ exactly
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:41 PM   #6
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Wouldn't that have kept your interior lights on too?
Apparently not.
My battery wasn't dead, and it was -16 that night... I'll bet if the lights stayed on, there is a timer that shuts them off regardless...

Either way, I think the switch, (right behind the door latch pin), is just for the window to pop open..... and it was definitely the problem.
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No timer on interior lights on e36.
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No timer on interior lights on e36.
huh??
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:58 PM   #9
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No timer on interior lights on e36.
not true. Yours should have timed lights (my 98 does)
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