2002 Honda Civic power window stuck down

Tiny
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  • 2002 HONDA CIVIC
  • 150,000 MILES
My power window on my drivers side window is stuck all the way down. The power switch is still making noise like it wants to move the window but even trying to push it up while using the up switch it still wont budge. Whats wrong with it and how do I fix it?
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Saturday, July 11th, 2015 AT 8:39 AM

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Tiny
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"What's wrong" is what needs to be diagnosed. How that is begun depends on how your door is put together. If you can pop the switch assembly out without removing the door panel, life gets easier. All the voltage readings can be taken right on the switch to determine if it's working or has a bad section. If you have to remove the trim panel, it's easier to go right to the motor terminals to take the readings.

If the other windows work from the driver's switch, we know the wiring between the door hinges is okay. If the voltage readings are good at the motor, the regulator assembly is likely bound up due to a frayed cable and / or broken plastic pulley.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2015 AT 9:46 AM
Tiny
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I think this all started when I left my back windows open about 4 inches and it rained, however I don't think they really got wet.
Are you referring to the wiring on the driver door? I have a problem, my back window went down when car was off. I did eventually get it to go up (would not work from the driver door either.) Then it went down after I started the car, rolled it up and it's not given me a problem since. Now the driver door window went down, will go up after repeated trying, button clicks but no other sound. The window goes down about 5-10 minutes after the car has been turned off. Trying to determine if it is a switch. I was told it could be the Body Control Module. Two weeks before this my back break light bulbs blew out (both were out and black). Replaced them and they are working fine. I don't know what caused them to burn out except maybe bad ground wire. No fuses have been blown and all look good.
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Monday, July 13th, 2015 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
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Nothing in the car is going to cause the brake lights to burn out. They do that by themselves, then they often turn black inside.

Your car is new enough to have an over-complicated Body Computer. I don't know if that is involved with the power windows, but if it is, when there's intermittent problems like this, you're going to need a professional to diagnose it. Trying to do it yourself, even with my wondrous help, will likely be the more expensive way to solve it. What you CAN do is check the wiring between the door hinges to see if any of the wires are broken or frayed and touching.
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Monday, July 13th, 2015 AT 7:16 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for replying. I know I will have to go to the dealer for a diagnostic at some point. I just wanted to rule out any simple fixes first. I do suspect the wires. I saw some videos on how to check the power to the master switch (my second guess) before I pay the $100. For a diagnostic.
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Monday, July 13th, 2015 AT 8:18 PM

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