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1996 Honda Civic Question: 96 civic coupe

 

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youngen118, 1.6L 4 Cylinder, Sanbornville, NH, September 06, 2011, 16:57
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one window works and one doesn't , both switches on both doors wont control the window , would that be a bad fuse? bad motor? or bad switch ? thanks guys

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 06, 2011, 21:25
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    Again it could be so many things it's hard to say without actually being able to do some basic tests. You could have a bad motor, switch, or as simple as a bad fuse but I have seen the wires in the front door jamb break as the harness flexes each time the door is opened. No way of telling what is really wrong without pulling out the door switch or removing the door inner trim panel to examine the motor for power when the switch is operated.With the door panel off, and electrical connector at the motor off, supplying power and ground to the window motor and then supplying power and ground in the opposite direction the motor should go up then work in the opposite direction (down) when polarity of the connections is changed. Autozone have some popular workshop manuals for free on line once you register (for free) on their website http://bit.ly/autozone_repair_info. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate http://bit.ly/AllData_Repair_Manuals_Online

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    youngen118, September 07, 2011, 14:44
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    THANKS PAT your very hopefully. i appreciate it. hey pat if one window works would that still maybe be a bad motor. does each door have a motor. Im a electrician by trade so ill do the testing and get back to you thanks again

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