Location for the power windows? Windows not working

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RICHARD67
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 15,000 MILES
All 4 of my windows just stopped working. Checked and seen no fuse for the windows, assume they are controlled by a relay or circuit breaker. Dont have a car manual, so not sure the location to look and find either of the two. Windows not working can someone please help me out?
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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 4:55 AM

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Tiny
FIXITMR
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Hello,

Here is a guide to help you test for power and the breaker and the fuse and breaker locations below with the wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

This guide can help as well

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

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 6:22 AM
Tiny
BRETT_GILBERT
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I had this problem and replaced the main control switch for $98.00 all fixed! I love this site.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:21 PM
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CHEVETERAN
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 15,500 MILES
My window will not go up or down. All u here is a click like the motor is lock or the switch isn't working.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:21 PM (Merged)
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SERVICE WRITER
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May need to pull the panal of and get a look inside, window regulator may be bad or the motor may be bad by sounds of it. Hot wire the motor and see if it works once the panal is off.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:21 PM (Merged)
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CHEVETERAN
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The window finally rolled up. It might have a shortage or something is trying to go out?
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:21 PM (Merged)
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SERVICE WRITER
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IT may be a binding regulator, short in the motor, wiring or switch is what I would expect.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:21 PM (Merged)
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VSHIELDS
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Posible cause for power window not working
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:21 PM (Merged)
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MERLIN2021
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You need to test the switch, and the motor, test the motor by removing the trim panel, unplug the motor connector, activate the switch, in both directions while testing the leads with a volt meter, or test light. If the light comes on, the problem is the motor, if not the wiring or switch is bad. Replace motor this way.
http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/power_window.htm
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:21 PM (Merged)
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RHOP
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 38,000 MILES
The power windows on the left side are not working there is power to the switch and I havent gotten to taking the door off but knows something about these that would save me alot of work
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
Without checking, my first guess would be the main switch on the driver's door. Check for power to the rear motor and front. Let me know if there is power. If there isn't, replace the switch.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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KRABDI
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Computer problem
1998 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Automatic

Two of my power windows do not work at all. One of these windows will not stay closed. It slips down constantly even when the car is still. Until I can get the car repaired, what do I do in the meantime to keep it closed? Thank you.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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MASTERTECHTIM
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Duct tape is what I always use around the top of window frame.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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PCORT166
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,000 MILES
MY FRONT DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW WILL NOT GO UP. HOW CAN I CLOSE IT?
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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SERVICE WRITER
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IF there is any portion of the window exposed, pull up while holding the button to raise it, pound on the panel to try to jar it and you may get lucky.

If not pull the panel and see what is going on inside. Have seen a lot of regulators go bad on these.

Once the panel is off you can better see what to do. If money is an issue you can raise the glass and block it with a piece of wood.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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BILL97
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
Electrical problem
2000 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

driver side window failed in the down position. The up side of the switch feels soft when pressed to raise window. I suspect a switch problem.

Can I jump around the controls and get the window in the up position while I wait for a new switch?

Can I supply 12v to the motor and make it raise the window? There are 2 wires to the motor.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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RHALL77
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Yes you should be able to jump the wires to get the window up. Most dealers have the switch in stock other wise go to the local junk yard
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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DENISEZANE
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 169,000 MILES
I have power windows. I lowered my drivers side window and now it will not go back up, it will however continue to go down. All the other windows go up and down. The passenger side front window will not open using the button on the drivers door, only the passenger can lower it with their button. Any ideas what it may be? How can I get the wondow up right now, it is pouring rain outside of course.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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SCOTTY DEE
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Okay, no big deal. The window regulator in the drivers door has gone south forever. You will need a new regulator and I believe they are a regulator & motor assembly.

Let me know if you have questions!

Scotty
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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DENISEZANE
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So until I can replace the regulator and or motor will I be able to manually put the window up if I remove the door panel? Since the window works as far as going down perhaps it's not the motor?
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)
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SCOTTY DEE
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Unitl you fix the window just leave it up. I'm sure your motor is fine, but the regulators are made with the motors built onto them.
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Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 AT 2:22 PM (Merged)

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