Are you referring to a glass bulb with a thermal cutout inside? One of my students showed me how his new boss told him to bypass those on their GM trade-in cars. I expressed concern about defeating a safety feature, however, how often do we hold a power window switch long enough for the motor to overheat? I think the safety device causes more problems than they prevent.
While working at a Chrysler dealership, we had a whole rash of weak / sluggish rear vent window motors. The more you worked them back and forth, the slower they ran until they just gave up. Since they were all still under warranty, we never got to open one up and do an autopsy. I wonder if they had a similar cutout that developed burned contacts.
If this cutout is the problem, would the window still go down normally?
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 AT 7:31 AM