Power window

Tiny
JFIGLEWICZ
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  • 2007 BUICK LUCERNE
V8 all wheel drive automatic 46,000 miles.

The power window on the driver side suddenly does not go up. It goes down without a problem, but going up, it goes a few inches then stops. Is this an easy fix and what would be a reasonable cost to fix?
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 10:27 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

To better assist you is your model the CX, CXL or CXS and what is your engine size in liter.

Also, apparently this may throw a code so please go to Auto Zone (AZ) or O'Reilly's (OR) and for free they can pull the codes to the car. Most important: Once they check your codes, if they find something and you do not get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for free also they can bring their tester out and check your battery and alternator.
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Saturday, September 12th, 2009 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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Went to Auto Zone and no codes came up, everything checked out okay. I have the 2007 CXS with the 4.6L Northstar V8 engine.
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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 AT 10:26 AM
Tiny
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Hello,

Not too much directions but I would say your window motor is bad, once you remove the door panel unplug the motor and ground on pin on the motor put twelve volts on the other, then reverse them. if it struggles moving it up with twelve volts right to the motor then the motor is bad.

Look at the cable system really good, see if all is in track. It is better to replace the motor and regulator even though sometimes you can get just the motor. The cable is just as worn and will go out too. so replace both as they come already together.

The directions are to remove the door panel:


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Door_Trim_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Door_Panel_1.jpg



Water deflector


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_water_deflector_1.jpg



Motor and regulator bolts.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Door_motor_1.jpg



Make sure you brace the window up so it does not free fall down.

My estimates are below. you can check with your local parts store like AutoZone etc., and see if they have the part. It may be cheaper to do it yourself.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/248015_Quote_4.jpg



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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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Hello,

Also, it looks like you may have a recall on your vehicle. The dealer may fix this for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on this to see if it applies to you.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 08V441000
Related Ref Number(s): 08V441000
ARTICLE BEGINNING
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): 2006 BUICK LUCERNE
2006 CADILLAC DTS
2006 HUMMER H2
2007 BUICK LUCERNE
2007 CADILLAC DTS
2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE
2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV
2007 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT
2007 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
2007 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
2007 CHEVROLET TAHOE
2007 GMC ACADIA
2007 GMC SIERRA
2007 GMC YUKON
2007 GMC YUKON XL
2007 HUMMER H2
2007 SATURN OUTLOOK
2008 BUICK ENCLAVE
2008 BUICK LUCERNE
2008 CADILLAC DTS
2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE
2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV
2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT
2008 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
2008 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
2008 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
2008 CHEVROLET TAHOE
2008 GMC ACADIA
2008 GMC SIERRA
2008 GMC YUKON
2008 GMC YUKON XL
2008 HUMMER H2
2008 SATURN OUTLOOK
Campaign No: 08V441000
Number of Affected Vehicles: 857735
Beginning Date of Manufacture: 2005 MAY
Ending Date of Manufacture: 2007 DEC
SYSTEM
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
DESCRIPTION OF DEFECT
GM IS RECALLING 857,735 MY 2006-2008 BUICK LUCERNE; CADILLAC DTS; HUMMER H2; MY 2007-2008 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; GMC ACADIA, SIERRA, YUKON, YUKON XL, SATURN OUTLOOK; AND MY 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A HEATED WIPER WASHER FLUID SYSTEM. A SHORT CIRCUIT ON THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE WASHER FLUID HEATER MAY OVERHEAT THE CONTROL-CIRCUIT GROUND WIRE.
CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT
THIS MAY CAUSE OTHER ELECTRICAL FEATURES TO MALFUNCTION, CREATE AN ODOR, OR CAUSE SMOKE INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A WIRE HARNESS WITH AN IN-LINE FUSE FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CADILLAC AT 1-800-982-2339 OR HTTP://WWW.CADILLAC.COM; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; SATURN AT 1-800-972-8876 OR HTTP://WWW.SATURN.COM, GMC AT 1-866-996-9436; OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493; OR MYGMLINK AT HTTP://WWW.GM.COM/RECALL.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Eastern Time. For more information call (800) 424-9393 or (202) 366-0123. For the hearing impaired, call (800) 424-9153.

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