Window motors and switches

Tiny
PLANCASTER
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER CONCORDE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 250 MILES
Can you swap window motors and switches in you car? My drivers front window wont roll down was wonering if I can swap it for drivers rear
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 8:35 PM

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Tiny
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Wouldn't it be easier to diagnose the problem and fix it? Unplug the motor connector and measure the voltage between the two wires while you press the switch in both directions. You can do that with a test light too.
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Monday, July 11th, 2011 AT 8:51 PM
Tiny
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Not that it would be easier but cheaper
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 7:14 AM
Tiny
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It would be harder and useless if the switch or motor wasn't the problem. The most expensive and least effective way to troubleshoot something is by throwing random parts at it. Each time you do that, you install another variable that has the potential to create an additional problem.

Have you considered a broken wire between the driver's door hinges? That is way more common than a bad switch or motor.

The driver's switch is different than the other switches. If testing proves it is defective, and you want to be as cheap as I am, you can pop the switch apart and look for overheated contacts. Fold up a small sliver of sandpaper to slide between them and polish them up. It's not often a switch can't be repaired this way. Both the switches and motors don't fail very often so there isn't much call for them at the salvage yards. You should be able to find either part there at a very low cost.
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 7:40 AM

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