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Old 20 Dec 2012, 07:31 pm
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Default Driver Window Honda Accord LX 97?

Here's what happened. Monday I had rolled my driver's side window all the way down and now it won't come back up. When I use the master window Switch(es) i can roll my passenger and backseats windows up and down except for my driver window. Got a whole new Motor and regulator and as i installed it, it still doesnt go up. Help!! Please!!

Also from the master window switch i can only roll my passenger window down but not up.
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 07:47 pm
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Sounds like the master switch maybe faulty and I'd suggest that you start with checking the owners manual and fuse box covers for any fuses or relays in the electric window circuits.According to that vehicle has no relays in the electric window circuits but again check and see.

One test probe I like to suggest that you use is a positive and negative 12 volt auto test probe.This would help a lot since it reads both positive and negative voltage.For example it has a red positive alligator clip wire that you clamp onto the the positive battery post or another constant 12 volt positive feed.Then you clamp the black lead wire to a clean/solid metal ground surface or a the battery's negative post.How if you popped out the master window control switch you could then slightly puncture any of the wires for example you select the wire on one side of the drivers side switch.Now you might see a green led light on the test probe light up or a red light or no light.Try moving the switch now in the upper position and lower positions you should be seeing those lights come on.So if you say saw the green light on with the switch off and then when you turned switch on for up window function the green light went off but the red light is now on.This would suggest that the switch in that position is working.

Once you've tested all 4 switches in the up window and lower window positions then you also could note the colours of the wires you tested for the drivers side window switch.Take the door panel off and test those wires at the motor for the window and at the regulator.See if the led tester responds the same at the motor end etc of the same coloured wires as on the switch.Now you could take a look at the passengers side. See if those readings are the same at the master switch for the passengers front window wires as the motor wires.This should be enough to know whats going on and what part/parts need replacing.

Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way since you've other issues with the master switch you should really try another master switch bec again it maybe causing the front drivers side window issue too.If you're looking to save money maybe go to a you pick/pull auto wreckers and try to locate a car with the same master switch etc, maybe get a few extra electric window parts such as switches for the other windows and it doesn't hurt to get two of the master switches off.This way you could try the master switch in your car before you leave the wreckers and if needed go back in and get the other master switch.I's a good time to get extra belts, spare fuses, relays and even extra bulbs etc.Note most electrical issues are ground related and the age of that vehicle maybe a clear sign that there is rusty or corroded connections.Cleaning all the connectors such as the male and female connectors in the switch and motor circuits with some electronic contact cleaner spray that has no residue is also a good idea.Last note you could try cleaning the master switch and other switches that may also help.
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