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Old 03-23-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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Exclamation Window Problem

Rear drivers side window will only go down, not up. Thats from both switches (in the door, and next to the shifter).. so I'm thinking it's probably not a switch. But since it goes down like normal, doesn't seem to be the motor either. But I really dont know.

Anyone have this problem before? Or just know what the problem is?


P.S. Is there a way to manually crank the window up (it's stuck almost half way down)... I took the door panel off but couldnt see any way to get the window up. And it wont let me just pull it up.
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:11 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem with my 97 E36 Coupe. Here are a few things I tried.

1. roll window all the way down and hold the button for about 5-10 seconds. Someone told me that resets the window motor, then push up and it should go up
2. manually (with the key) unlocked and locked and unlocked (held the key in the unlock position for about 5-10 seconds) the door from the outside. after this it the windows whent right up

Not sure what did it, but those are the two things I tried in my coupe.
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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