I hooked mine up to a nine volt battery a long time ago cut the ground off the switch and the up power. I know this require the removal of the door panel but it's the only thing I could come up with for the time!
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ok, let me clairify.. Check your fuses on the outside wall under the drivers side dash.. if those are all fine the most likely reason your window wont roll up is because the connections inside the switch its self may be dirty or coroded and hence preventing thie switch from working.. This is very common for 2nd gen MX6's.
If your window is currently stuck down and you need to get it up you can bypass the switch completly..
Remove your door panel, when you do this you will have to unplug the switch from the door panel..
The plug looks something like this if you look down into it:
1 - 2 - - - 3
4 - - - 5 - 6
each one of those numbers are a specific hole in the plug, the wires for these plugs should be:
1 - red / blue
2 - black
3 - white / yellow
4 - green / blue
5 - green / white
6 - black / red
ok, now here is the trick.. get something that is metal and that can stick into that plug.. I used sewing needles but saftey pins or paperclips should work.. if you jump (short) the right pins you can roll up and down the windows.. To roll up the drivers side window you will have jump 1 & 2 together and then 4 & 6 together..
What ever you do don't use pliers to pull it up. One of my brillant frinds got this idea when his stopped working and he took a chunk off the top of his window...not only was that bad enough he had to in anger kick the rest of the window out...I tell him he has anger issues.Later
Mine stopped a little while back because of a bad connection. I used a can or CRC Electrical connection cleaner. It is a aerosol spray can about the size of a spray paint can. This solved the problem for me until a plastic piece inside my switch broke. Just make sure you disconnect the switch and let it dry a little while. It uses ether so it dries fairly fast.
I was going to post a write up on how to disassemble the switch in the projects section, but was waiting until the new system is up and running.
I have pictures of the switch disassembled if you would like some idea of how it is put together. Taking the switch apart is a little tricky and not as easy as it looks. I broke the electrical board when I was taking mine apart and spent some time soldering the connections back together. If you want me to send you the pic's just let me know.
Be careful if you take apart the power window assembly, though -- there are several little springs that will pop out when you open it if you don't open it absolutely perfect... which you won't. You'll have no idea where they go.
My assembly in my 94LS died a few months back. Went to a junkyard and got a new one for under fifty bucks. Easy to install yourself. In the meantime, I did the whole "tape a clear piece of plastic to the hole and hope it doesn't rain too hard" trick.
To take the drivers side door pannel off is super easy..
There is a screw on the front part of the door, really easy to find.. on the back end of the door is a plug you have to remove.. (pull out on the middle part of the plug then yank the entire plug out) Then there is a small screw behind the door handle on the inside, remove this screw then pull the door handle like you are opening the door and slip the plastic cover arround the handle.. once you have all 3 screws out (dont loose em), take your fingers and stick them between the pannel and the rubber seal.. Now give a good yank and you should hear the plastic snaps pop off, these snaps are about ever 4 inches all allong the sides and bottom of the door pannel, pop all these snaps apart.
Now the door should be almost off and kind of dangling, lift up on the door and the top will come undone from arround the window. Now the only thing keeping you from setting the door aside is all the cables connected to the pannel.. reach behind and unplug 3 sets of cables.. The power window plugin, the power mirrors plugin, and a pair of thin wires for the light on the door. Once unplugged your pannel should be completly seperated from the door.
To reassable just do everything in the reverse order, you will have to smack the pannel a few times to get all the snaps to re-attach them selves.. If these arent secured properly then when you go to close your door you could rip the pannel off the door.
Before you pull your door apart, I have two questions:
1-Does the passenger window work?
2-Do your power mirrors work?
The reason I ask is that one of my windows got stuck and I couldn't figure it out. Two weeks before that happened my p.mirrors stopped working also. The problem in my car was that there was a short somewhere in my door and I ended up having to replace the entire wire harness in the drivers door which solved all my problems. Might be worth looking into.
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