1996 Buick Century Power windows

Tiny
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  • 1996 BUICK CENTURY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
4dr sedan. Power window switch (master on driver door) opens only back two windows. Does not open either front window. Power window switch on front passenger side, does not open that window.

Rear switches open their windows no problem. Power lock switches both work on front consoles.

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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 AT 1:38 PM

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Tiny
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There may be an issue with your master switch. You need to get at the wires on the back side of the master switch. For the driver side door, brown wire terminal E is for up, dark blue wire terminal A is down. If you turn on the key and operate the window switch, one of those wires should be hot, depending on up or down.
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Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 AT 1:04 PM
Tiny
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I replaced the switch,

driver power window does not budge (nor does passeger), rear windows accessible from master switch and at their own terminals.

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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 9:03 AM
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Did you check the wiring colors, I suggested? With the key on and the driver door window switch activated, up or down. There should be voltage on one of the circuits already mentioned.

If there is nothing there, you need to backtrack.
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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 AT 1:18 PM
Tiny
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Hello,
I am Haveing A axactly same problem Power window switch (master on driver door) opens only back two windows. Does not open either front window. Power window switch on front passenger side, does not open that window. I am wondering how to resolve it problem.

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Saturday, April 25th, 2009 AT 9:03 AM
Tiny
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Centurys seem to be known for their power window problems. I have had my driver side window control switch replaced 3 times now. My driver window was stuck in the down position for 2 days in a minnesota winter. Nice, huh?

Also the wiring in the door doesnt connect all the time. But jiggle that big black tube in the door crack and the windows work again!

Oh buick. How I loath thee.
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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 2:15 AM

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