Power window not working

Tiny
SWERVE11
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA
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The power windows on my car just went fizzle when I tried to roll them down on the ninety degree day. I pulled the fuse box and checked each one and noticed that there is no fuse on the box for the power window system. How do I fix my windows and what do I need to do?
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Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 AT 11:08 AM

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Tiny
TAKECHARGESARGE
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Hi Swerve11,

There is a circuit breaker for the power windows in the drivers side instrument panel fuse block. It is labeled "RETAINED ACCSRY/PWR BRKR" and its description is "power window, sunroof breaker". Here is a guide to help you test the switch and the wiring diagrams to help you see how the system works:

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

Check out the diagrams (below). Please run some tests and get back to us.

Cheers, TakeChargeSarge
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 11:51 PM
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MRHLTN
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Power car windows do not work. Tried power relay from passenger side as suggested by AutoZone, it did not make windows work, also tried new switch which did not make windows work. They make a buzzing sound when attempting to put down drivers window, but to no avail. Did get new 30 AMP breaker, windows still not working. I heard something about putting power to the motor itself, but not sure how to do this. Please advise the possibilities of what is going on and why?
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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When you try to operate windows, is circuit breaker hot to the touch? Main voltage to master switch, yellow wire, main ground is black. There is a lock-out switch at master switch, if it is tripped, only the driver can operate any of the windows. Usually the driver window motor will fail before the others, obvious reason.

Because it is a reversing motor, the circuits at the motor switch voltage and ground, depending on up or down.
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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TEDDYBEAR2K7
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Automatic transmission.

My power windows stopped working.
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Check your fuses. If it is just one window then pop door panel off and check to ensure window motor is getting power. If it is all windows then it is probably a fuse or relay.
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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CATHY0722
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Why would my power windows and power mirrors all stop working at the same time?
Fuses are all good!
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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MMPRINCE4000
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Remove window switch and check for 12 volts at switch, ignition in "on".

If you do not have 12 volts then recheck fuses and fusible links.
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 AT 6:35 PM (Merged)
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GALA
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Window will not work sometimes.
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Sunday, July 15th, 2018 AT 6:36 PM (Merged)
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TAKECHARGESARGE
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Hi gala,

You probably should have given a little more description of your window problem. I am going to assume that it is the driver side window control switches and the one that is working sometimes is the switch for the driver's window since this the one that gets the most action.

Sometimes when these switches are wearing out, they will continue to work when slight sideward pressure is applied when operating the switch.

The switch can be replaced with very little effort or real mechanical or electrical expertise. If you can operate a screwdriver and disconnect an electrical connector, you are the person for the job.

The switch can be ordered on eBay at a very reasonable price.

TakeChargeSarge
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