Power window not working?

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TOOMBSMUSIC
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  • 1995 HONDA ACCORD
I have a 95 honda accord lx. My driver window won't go back up. I took it to a shop and they took the door panel off and then unplugged the the plug that goes directly to the window motor. They hooked it directly to a separate battery, and the window went right up. So I know the motor works. My question is, is there anyway to test whether or not its the switch, or the other black box in the door that the power runs into after the switch(I heard people calling it a module)? Any help would be cool.
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Thursday, February 5th, 2009 AT 1:27 AM

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Tiny
HONDAMAN6200
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Toombs,
The electrical contacts inside the power window master switch for the operaton of the drivers window are not making a good connection when you push forward on the rocker button. If you are good with electrical "figitting" you may be able to fix it. Remove the master switch from the door. Remove the switching part with the electrical plug in part on it from the first piece removed. There is a rubber cover over all the switches. Peel back the rubber to gain access to the drivers rocker switch. Remove the "pin" the holds the rocker switch together. It just slides out one side. Under the rocker switch is a small metal rocker contact piece. Remover this piece and clean the "contacts" with emery cloth or something similar. Now clean the contact points inside the switch that they touch as well. Put it back together and "presto",
the window goes up and down. A new switch from Honda is about $175.00 ?. The other black box you mentioned is the power door lock control unit. Good luck. Buying a used one is always a option too but they come in different colors. This guide can help you test for power with the window wiring diagrams below to show you how the system works.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please run this test and get back to us.
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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 AT 5:05 PM
Tiny
BROHAMJEFF
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Electrical problem
1995 Honda Accord 4 cyl Automatic 130000 miles

I have a 1995 honda Accord with 130000 miles. My power windows do not work at all. On the driver side there is a master control that can control all the 4 windows in the car, but the switch for the front passenger side is missing. Could the missing switch be the reason none of my windows work? If I get another switch will my windows work again?
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:57 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi,

The missing swith would only afffect that particular window, but if the main switch is defective, then it can affect all other windows.

Have you checked the fuses under the bonnet? Each window has its own fuse.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:57 AM (Merged)
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KCMDBT
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  • 1994 HONDA ACCORD
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  • 180,000 MILES
I have installed a new window regulator, but the window will not go up or down. It's getting power to it when I have the panel off, cable that goes in and out of regulator acts like it caught, it only moves about 1/4 inch and won't go any farther.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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KHLOW2008
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Hi KCMDBT,

Check if the glass is sitting in channel properly.

If use hand to pull glass to assist, does it move up when operating the switch?
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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LSAE
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1994 Honda Accord 4 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 186500 miles

my two front windows don't roll down no more. Only the two windows on the back work properly.
The driver side window can be only rolled down by swinging/opening the drivers door all the way out to the point where it won't go any further. From there I can roll down the drivers side AND the passenger side windows. That tells me the motor is still good, but I can't figure out the rest. Does the door comes with a sensor? I had been driving with this problem for 2 yrs. With just the passenger side window. But 6 months ago the driver side window just stopped working. So I decided to look it up. Any help will be great thanks. I'm still thinking about taking the door panel out to check the motor first.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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BRUCE HUNT
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What it sounds like to me is a short in the harness. The wires go through a rubber conduit and it may have been damaged or a wire is broken.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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EMMAYO
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Only the passenger side window is working. All other windows do not work. How does one go about repairing the other three windowsoes one go about repairing the other three windows
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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PROMECHANIC
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You need to figure out if the others are getting power to the window motor or not. If they are getting power to the motors then you know the motors are probably bad. If they aren't then it is probably a problem with the switch.
It is easy to tell if you have a voltmeter. You just need to see if there is battery voltage to the motors when you press the switch. If there isn't then you need to see if the switch is getting power. If it is then it is probably a switch problem.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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EMMAYO
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Thanks
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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You're welcome. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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EMMAYO
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@promechanic. Same car diff problem. The two rear doors can only be opened from the outside. How does one go abt fixing this
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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PROMECHANIC
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The most likely problem is that some of the parts inside the door have worn out. You have to remove the inside door panel and check all the rids and linkage to see why they aren't opening.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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EMMAYO
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Ok. Thanks
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
PROMECHANIC
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No problem
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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MRSRINI671
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Hi,

I have 93 Honda Accord LX, and have power windows (all the four doors).

Today when I opened all the doors, it opened, when reached my work place, I was trying to close all the windows, all the windows are closed except the Driver back seat window.

I tried several times to clsoe that window using the button from the driver side as well as passenger side but I could not.

Can any one help me or advise what needs to done.

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Srini
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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You might need to take the cover off the door. Remove the inside panel. What you need to look for is whether the window electrical is the problem or the motor or the mechanism that raises and lowers the window. There is one relay under the hood but if it were bad, none of the windows would operate.

There are a couple of options. Once you know the problem, determine what it is you want to do. For instance, take it in and have it repaired, repair it yourself, or what I have done on a civic with the same problem is to just screw the window up in place. The cost for the mechanism from Honda was over $300.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MRSRINI671
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Thank you for the answers, Just I went to the car repair center. The problem is because of the some foreign particles gone into it, I think its chuwing gum.
Thats why the door is coming up for one inch. He said it has to open it and remove the particles.

Just I would like to know can I repair it my self using simple screw driver or similar kind of tools.

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Srini
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BRUCE HUNT
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The door panel is snapped on at the bottom. Use a flat blade to get them loose. Then there is a screw in the door pull and the door handle as well. Slide the door handle to the right and it should move away from the panel. Disconnect the wire connection and carefully uncouple the connector to the push rod. Lift the panel straight up and unplug the wires. Reverse to put back on. When cleaning the door out use some ArmorAll on the window guides to make them softer again and it helps allow the window to slide up more easily and probably faster. You should apply on the other doors but you don't have to take them apart to do it.
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Friday, October 16th, 2020 AT 10:58 AM (Merged)
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STEVEPTI
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  • 1993 HONDA ACCORD
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Rear electric window is stuck down. Trying to remove the door panel. I removed the screw in the door pull handle and the inside door opening handle but cannot get the handle out of the door. How do I remove the inside door handle?
Also, the window makes no noise when I push the button for down. When I push for up it just makes a grinding noise for a second or two then stops. Any suggestion on what I may find when I get the door panel off?
Thank.
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