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This is a discussion on Driver Side Power Window within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; My drivers side window has all of a sudden had a mind of its own. It will roll up sometimes. ...

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    Driver Side Power Window

    My drivers side window has all of a sudden had a mind of its own. It will roll up sometimes. It will roll down sometimes. Sometimes it will stop rolling up or down and after I drive for a bit or turn the car on or off it will then roll up and down partially again. Sometimes it seems slow and sometimes it is normal. But rarely can I get it to roll completly up or down. Has anyone ever had this happen to them before and have any insight for me ? Is it a motor issue or could it possibly be in addition to a grounding issue that I am having with my drivers side parking light and passenger rear brake/running lights ?

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    I am not having any problems with my radio its jus my drivers window and my parking lights. Do u still think it has something to do with my BCM ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraKilla View Post
    I am not having any problems with my radio its jus my drivers window and my parking lights. Do u still think it has something to do with my BCM ?
    yep. Read the whole thread.

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    I gave some bad info so I deleted this post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Absolutely positively NOT. The BCM has nothing to do with the power windows.
    So let me get this straight. Your driver's window rolls up and down by itself without you touching the switch? if so, then its most likely the switch itself is internally shorted or the power window control module is faulty. That module is for the automatic express down feature for the LF window.
    No it dont roll up and down by itself. What I am trying to say is that when I press down 2 roll the window down it will go down a couple of inches then stop and wont go up or down until after a lil while of driving or sitting then it will move a few more inches when I press the button. Sometimes I will get lucky and it will completly roll down or up while I am holding the the switch down or up. Its crazy I read in another thread that it could be the motor or the switch. I just dont want to go tearn into nething I dont have to. It is jus that I am having a electrical nightmare lately with this car. The parking lights are acting up the rear running lights are acting up now the window is. Before that I had to replace my headlight motor and I have seen some crazy codes pop up on my Moonsoon radio screen. It looks like a bunch of Jibbirish

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    HOW TO: install power window motor

    This was the link I am referring 2 in my last post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraKilla View Post
    No it dont roll up and down by itself. What I am trying to say is that when I press down 2 roll the window down it will go down a couple of inches then stop and wont go up or down until after a lil while of driving or sitting then it will move a few more inches when I press the button. Sometimes I will get lucky and it will completly roll down or up while I am holding the the switch down or up. Its crazy I read in another thread that it could be the motor or the switch. I just dont want to go tearn into nething I dont have to. It is jus that I am having a electrical nightmare lately with this car. The parking lights are acting up the rear running lights are acting up now the window is. Before that I had to replace my headlight motor and I have seen some crazy codes pop up on my Moonsoon radio screen. It looks like a bunch of Jibbirish
    I retract my previous statement about the windows/BCM relationship. The BCM powers up the 'Power Windows' circuit breaker, so there is a possbility there. But since this only seems to be affecting the driver's window and sometimes it works ok, I think you have a switch problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I retract my previous statement about the windows/BCM relationship. The BCM powers up the 'Power Windows' circuit breaker, so there is a possbility there. But since this only seems to be affecting the driver's window and sometimes it works ok, I think you have a switch problem.
    I bought a new switch today and installed it. Its still acting up so that eliminates the switch problem. Thanks for the info though. It was pretty easy to install and I can return it to AutoZone. No biggie. So now i get to get into the dreaded motor replacement but first I think I am going to pull the BCM and check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraKilla View Post
    I bought a new switch today and installed it. Its still acting up so that eliminates the switch problem. Thanks for the info though. It was pretty easy to install and I can return it to AutoZone. No biggie. So now i get to get into the dreaded motor replacement but first I think I am going to pull the BCM and check that out.
    Keep us updated. If you find cracks in the solder take pics

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    Will do. Not a problem. I hope it is something easy as that. Where would be a good place to pick up a solder gun ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraKilla View Post
    Will do. Not a problem. I hope it is something easy as that. Where would be a good place to pick up a solder gun ?
    I would use no more than a 25 watt on any circuit board.

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    Thanks again. I appreciate all the great info from u guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraKilla View Post
    Thanks again. I appreciate all the great info from u guys.
    YW. Thats what the site is for and not arguing...

    There is not really that much that can go wrong. Their is only so many components and you can always narrow something down.

    Most people just dont think the BCM would cause problems because its not that common.

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    In my case (just tonight) it was the window motor.

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    i have already replaced my d/s power window motor and am going to do the passengerside..but i thought i read somewhere that they are actually underpowered and that is why the motors go out so fast on em..that and they are a PITA to get to with ogre mitts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    +2 had problems with my BCM, windows would just quit, radio would flicker, wipers would not go down. Replaced the BCM, no more problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    +2 had problems with my BCM, windows would just quit, radio would flicker, wipers would not go down. Replaced the BCM, no more problems.
    Solder your old BCM. Its still good

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Solder your old BCM. Its still good
    Tell that to the landfill,lol. I threw it away as soon as I got done with the project.lol Oh well live and learn I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Tell that to the landfill,lol. I threw it away as some as I got done with the project.lol Oh well live and learn I guess.
    Dammit those bastards are full of good stuff

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