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Offline CALIBRAKRIS1986

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n/s window mech not working
« on: June 12, 2014, 22:39:33 PM »
Can anyone tell me what colour wires and where on the plug the wires are so can test to see if I have a broken wire before I start ripping window mechs out.

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Re: n/s window mech not working
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 10:04:55 AM »
Failures I experienced - 1) the wiring between the door frame and door pillar (which gets moved back & forth each time you use the door) got broken. It was simple to fix, involving correcting the broken wire. 2) Twice I have seen the gearbox attached to the winder motor (in the door) simply jamming due to a lack of lubrication. It looked like the motor had seized, but, on stripping and examining, I found that putting fresh light grease (Vaseline like, from Shell) into the gearbox brought the machanism back into operation. To do this, you need to loosen two torque drive bolt to separate the gearbox and motor. One obstacle is that there are three pop rivets holding the complete assembly in place in the door. I simply drilled them out, and refitted later using 8mm allen head bolts with nuts locktited in.
If you put your park lights on, then observe the dashlights while operating the winder button, and the lights dim, this shows that the electrical circuit is not broken, as it is trying to turn the motor and gearbox in the door. This is what led me to investigate the mechanical parts for the problem.
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Re: n/s window mech not working
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 10:26:21 AM »
I see what you mean with lights dimming its creating resistance and draining current aint it. I think its that  as it aint even clicking when I press the switch.