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Electric windows
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:40:56 AM »
Hi

Went to open my windows yesterday and nothing......... >:( not good in this weather.

Checked fuses.......none blown.     Is there a relay for the windows if so anyone know where it is situated.......hope someone knows

Look forward to any help

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 14:42:25 PM »
Have you checked  both the fuses 12 and 30?, I have had this caused by a few things.....some blew the fuse first

The window switches in the centre,
The control relay reglator needed cleaning on the window motors inside the door
The central locking module...who knows why it must do something with the windows
and.... by a little earth wire that clips onto the metal frame of the car passenger side behind the side kick panel ( same place as ecu is on other side of car behind the little booklet holder bit)

If it was the regulator relays and you had the old window switch style they moved if you pressed the overide button.

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 17:21:56 PM »
Thanks for that  :)

Yes all fuses ok.......will carry on my checks ....I will dig out the little gremlin at some point :-\.... I will pass on my findings  :)

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 18:42:36 PM »
Had another go at my electric windows failure

I had the switch bank out in centre console........it was like ruddy keyhole surgery ;D.......I removed that little curved panel and OMG after

sweating like a marathon runner in a sauna......I managed to force the switch loom to part company with foooking car >:(

I have now suspected that it could be the window motor and regulator............I bought one from flea bay for £14.99 free p&p which I thought was

epic considering one from Germany was £25.00.....with £16.00 p&p ::) ::)

I read my Haynes manual and the frigigin polaver to get the faulty one out of the door is definitely  a trolley jack through the poxy window Lol. ;D

Oh well.......got to be done.....We love our Calibra.........don't we.....don't we. Hello please come to the asylum on visiting days..........hello any

body out there  ;D

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2017, 23:27:30 PM »
Hi Turbohead,

It sounds like it's hot there...

I'd be making sure it's definitely the motor/relay mechanism that's faulty before ripping it out or you will end up in an asylum. If it has to come out be sure you use oversize rivets when you re-fit;



Have you checked all connections/wiring including the plug to the door?

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 13:01:14 PM »
Hi mate ;)

Yeah good advice about oversize rivets. So as your advice I have cleaned and checked all wiring from switch to door connection.

Even blasted contact cleaner to all important connections.  In my manual it states ......wind up window before removing the regulator arm.

Trouble is the window is wound down so how will this be possible >:( ::)......grrrrr >:(

Kind regards  :D


From Cc uk  :D



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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2017, 22:34:12 PM »
Have you tried raising the glass via the key in the door, turn to 11 o'clock and hold? (Stranger things have happened!)

When I did both of mine after a respray I had no Haynes as a reference so the following is from my one and only experience...

The problem I see is how to remove the 2 bolts that hold the glass in the arm. Hopefully you can find and remove the bolts with the glass lowered. With a working window you normally raise the glass to 99% closed position and you can see the bolts appear through the 2 locating holes in the top of the door panel. Otherwise I'm almost 99% certain I fit the arms to the doors whilst they were in the lowered position. I figure then if they go in in this position then they must come out as well.

I suggest you take the long route from the outset and remove the quarter glass and rear runner as well. Rip out the door speaker as well if it intrudes into the door space. It's best to have as much 'negotiating' room as you can get IMO.

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 23:35:36 PM »
Hi

Thanks........will try tomorrow.......fingers crossed.

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 09:32:12 AM »
Any news? Keep us updated...

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 21:52:00 PM »
Feel for you mate...... Both of my motors are dead had two spare ones so pluggde them in to be sure it wasn't something else but to my horror the spare ones worked....

Really need them as I have no ac, but god its gona be a hassel to change  :'(

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 00:21:51 AM »
Electric windows update.

Great news :D. You remember I said that the regulator was unable to go up or down......well today I established the motor has definitely frazzled.

So was unable to lower it in order to remove it from the door through the opening.........  now this called for drastic measures. ......with a sadistic

grin..........out came my deadly disc Cutter and  I got to work cutting the regulator arms in half  through the door apertures.  8).........after a

thourough butchering....and lots of pretty sparks I pulled all of the bits of the arm parts out........... plugged the new Regulator arm and motor

in........Pressed the window button  and.........would you believe it..................Sod all !!!... >:( >:( ..........turned out the poxy switch bank was

Fooooked as well. :'(

Luckily I had a spare switch bank in the garage so I quickly plunged it in and........it all works thank god  8)
 
Thankyou all for all your input and advice   ;)

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 00:41:04 AM »
Great news... well done however you got there ;)

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 17:10:23 PM »
Hi Alz .........Kill the Gremlins Lol

If you are reading my posts above.....I did some editing and for some reason it has come up with two versions.??? .....I don't know why.!!

the one above cal16v is the one that should be left...not the one above that.....if you see what I mean.

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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 18:34:29 PM »
Should be good now? Silly little f*ckers LOL
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Re: Electric windows
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2017, 13:48:44 PM »
Cheers Alz 8)