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1999 Chevrolet Lumina:
Right Front Power Window Will Not Work, Rest OK

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I read with interest your column regarding the Aurora on which all four power windows won't work. I have a 1999 Chevy Lumina sedan I bought new. Suddenly the RF power window will not work, but the other windows are not affected. Could you comment on the likely solution or give me some direction on troubleshooting, please?

 

Answer:

 

Dealing with the previous reader's Oldsmobile, we were able to narrow it down to a main power or ground source because all four windows didn't work. This time we want to focus on circuits involving only the right front power window motor.

 

There are several items which can stop one particular window from going up and down -- hopefully yours is stuck in the up position. It can be a bad window switch in the right front door or a failure in the master switch on the driver's side. The master switch supplies all the other switches with 12 volts of power and the ground source needed to run each window motor.

 

As always, there can be a broken wire or poor connection in a number of circuits required for RF window motor operation, or even something inside the door mechanically jamming up the window.

 

However, if you're asking me what the most likely cause of your problem might be...the answer is the power window motor itself. No guarantee, but it is the most often replaced part for a single inoperative window complaint.

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Comments:

Trish
19 Mar 2016, 06:05
At last! Someone with the insight to solve the prlbeom!

 

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