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1995 Chevrolet Lumina Question: 98 Lumina driver's window stuck down. How do I bypass the switch to raise it?

 

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1998Lumina, San Antonio, TX, August 09, 2013, 13:41
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I'm pretty sure it's the switch that's the problem, but I need to get the window up for now. I have the switch unplugged from its harness.

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    pushrod August 09, 2013, 15:05
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    Stuck armature in window motor is the most likely suspect! Door trim panel will need to be removed, tap motor with a small hammer while pushing switch to the up position. Or have motor replaced.

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    1998Lumina, August 09, 2013, 15:17
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    Will try it. Many thanks for the note!

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    pushrod, August 09, 2013, 15:25
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    UR welcom, sometimes, SOMETIMES, slamming the door will jar the motor enough to make it work, just not too hard. Can hit the inside door panel with a rubber mallet lower part about the middle,pushing up on switch, might make window go up, then remove switch so it dont roll down again, until fixed.

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    1998Lumina, August 09, 2013, 21:15
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    Got it! Again, many thanks!

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    PARTS GUY, August 11, 2013, 04:33
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    Just replace the motor and get it over with.

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