Driver side window rolls down but not up - window switch?

Tiny
PEYTON HONEA
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
I can push the switch down while pushing it back and too the sides and it will roll up. So initially I thought I had a bad switch. I replaced the switch but I have the same problem. All my other windows roll up and down with no issues. What could be the problem?
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Thursday, August 29th, 2019 AT 3:52 PM

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Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

This could be a problem with a loose connection of the brown wire at the connector that connects to the power window switch. In the diagrams down below I have included a wiring diagram of your vehicle's power window circuits with the wire highlighted for you. I have also included a guide for finding intermittent faults and how to inspect electrical connectors as well.

This gidie shows the testing

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/electric-window-repair

Please go through these guides and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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Friday, August 30th, 2019 AT 7:47 AM
Tiny
PAPPAP71
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA
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  • FWD
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How to install a new driver side window switch.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TAKECHARGESARGE
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Hi papppap71,

Here is the instruction on how to change out the window switch in the diagrams below. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
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TWANDA
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  • 4WD
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The driver sie window om my car will do dwon, but it wont cum back up Alll of the windows can operate will the switch.U have to keep pushing it to get it to come back up. What do u think the poblem is
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RHALL77
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Check and make sure you have the correct voltage going to the motor. Sounds like you do need to replace the motor
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
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RYAN LEDFORD
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.8L
  • V6
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My driver side window randomly goes down by itself but then hesitates to go back up. All other windows are working flawlessly. I am thinking the switch is bad and want to replace it myself, but with it being cold now and snowing I do not want it to get stuck in the down position. If I pull the "ACCSRY PWR" breaker, until I can fix it what else will be affected?
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PATENTED_REPAIR_PRO
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You will not be able to use any of the power windows and the sunroof (if equipped).
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
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MORALES112
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Is there any way I could get my window to roll up without the switch working? It rolls down but wont roll up im waiting for the switch to arrive but in the meantime is there any other way for my window to roll up
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BOOTDOG
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As long as the window is not all the way down you could force it up with your hands while someone else operates
the switch.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MORALES112
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Considering i'm a girl and have little experience on cars I went out there and did some research (wink wink) and managed to get my window to roll up now all I have to do is wait for my switch to arrive but in the mean time I got the window to roll up by switching some parts i'm soo happy :D
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
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PARIS64
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I have replaced my window switch because drivers side wouldn't work. That fixed it for about 2 mos, now none of my windows will roll down. The window icon on the other window switches lights up but not on the master switch also sometimes it will make a buzzing noise only when pushing the drivers side switch. Tried a new switch & the exact same thing happened.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
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BASSTECH
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You could have a few things being the problem. First of all there is a circut breaker called "retained acc. Power" in the L/H fuse box, check that, or swap it with another one to see if that's the issue. You may also have a broken wire in the body to L/F door harness. ( The harness that connects to the door)
I will need to know if this is a 2 or 4 door. And do you have access to a 12 volt test light?
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
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RICOWAYNE
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This is to basstech.I have the same issue as the above poster. If I replace the circuit breaker, the windows will work for a while. Sometimes when the windows stops working, I can get the to operate again by opening the door and pushing the window button. Eventually though, the will no longer work and I will get the buzzing noise.
Also. If I pull the switch to manually turn the headlights on or off, the buzzing noise disappears. This is a very confusing problem, any help would be appreciated
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BASSTECH
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It still sounds like you may also have a wiring issue in the door harness. The reason that the light switch changes things may be because there is wiring in the door harness that goes to the window switch to light it up when the headlamps are on.

Check the wiring inside the harness and see if any wires are broken.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WINFIELD123
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2000 Chevy Impala

The power windows will not work. When pressing the switches it just makes a buzzing noise next to the master switch on the drivers side. None of the Windows work. Had this problem in the past and fixed by replacing the master switch on the drives side door. I bought a used one which did not work, thought the part may be defective so I bought a new switch and that is also giving the same results. Wondering what else would cause all the windows not to work. Thanks.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Hi
Assume circuit breaker is good. Do the windows operate with individual door switches? Lock out switch on?
Let me know
Thanks for donate
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WINFIELD123
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Just checked and the passenger windows do not work with the lock out on or off. What bothers me now is that I no longer here the buzzing noise on the drivers side switch. So I am wondering if the circuit breaker has now gone. I know where the breakers are but not sure where the specific one for the Windows are.

Anyway I had the car to the Auto shop last week after I changed out the first master switch. The Mechanic said it wasn't the circuit breaker and thought that maybe the Master switch I bought was also defective which is why I bought the second one. Wondering if there is a secondary reason why the Windows won't work.

Thanks
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Breaker in left I/P box if you have a test light start checking for voltage.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
NOODLESTC
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My 2002 Impala 120,000 miles has a window problem.
One hot day I got into the car depressed window switch and windows would not work. None of them
When I depressed the drivers side window button it would make a buzzing noise.
I replaced the main drivers side switch with a new one. Windows still do not work but the drivers side switch buzzes a little louder than the first one.
I checked the fuses. Is there a breaker possibly?
I am stumped and claustrophobic.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BOOTDOG
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If the switch did not help then the next thing to look at is the window motor.
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Friday, September 11th, 2020 AT 12:02 PM (Merged)

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