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Buick Century Power Window Switch May Fail

Buick Century Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003

Average Mileage: 110,533 mi (50,000 mi - 165,000 mi)


One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.

  •  Rookie

    Currently none of my windows work in my Buick Century Limited. I have tried to replace the window motors, but this has failed to work as well. I am worried there might be some other kind of electrical issue going on. Anyone else have this problem?

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  • I bought a used car, the power switch for the driver side failed, few days ago,it worked for 2 days but when I tried the third day, the window didn't get down. The other 3 windows are working properly. So what should I do to fix? Thanks

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  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    First my driver's side window failed. Had a mechanic replace the entire assembly. Worked for about 2 months, but during that time, both rear windows failed. Now all four windows have failed. I'm hesitant to spend the $800-$1000 to fix them all, after having the driver's side fail. Is it the assembly that is failing or some electrical issue we're missing.

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  • Visitor, , 64,000 mi

    driver side passenger window broke. Looking at how to repair.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    switch works sometimes sometimes not sometimes leaving window down visa versa replace switch several time same problem w new !

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    My dad used to own this car, & he said his windows would get stuck up/down & roll up/down themselves. & all he had to do was clean the sensors under the buttons. Now, I own the car & for a year now, they would randomly get stuck & i'd let them sick for 5 minutes & they'd work fine. A month ago, it wouldn't roll up for a day. Now, they are stuck up completely. & My AC is shotty so I NEED my windows to work. Going to TRY to clean the senors after work.

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  •  Rookie

    Both power windows in the rear stop working with in 3 weeks. Told that the cord was broken
    and that a new system would fix the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 102,000 mi

    Rear window would not roll up. Bought a new motor, still wouldn't go up. Replaced the master switch, and that worked for 5 days, and then stopped again.

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  • Visitor, , 82,000 mi

    switch is broken off before that the passanger rear window would not work when it was cold outside. I never roll it down anymore

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  • Visitor, , 96,000 mi

    My power window motor died after struggling for a while. It was replaced and works fine now. $200 with my mechanic.

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