Power Window Switch May Fail on Buick Century

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

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Average mileage: 107,826 (30,000–190,000)
15 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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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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1999 Buick Century140,000
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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2003 Buick Century165,000
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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1999 Buick Century130,000
switch works sometimes sometimes not sometimes leaving window down visa versa replace switch several time same problem w new !
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1999 Buick Century64,000
driver side passenger window broke. Looking at how to repair.
2000 Buick Century64,000
driver side window rolls down on its own
2002 Buick Century150,000
When I turn off the car the driver-side window rolls down. Sometimes it will roll back up when I push the button and sometimes it will not. I have not found as solution as this problem just started.
2001 Buick Century100,000
Same thing sometimes the window will not go down
2003 Buick Century129,000
windows only would go up and down sometimes at first. it got worse and worse and now they are stuck down I replaced the window switch once and it fixed the problem for a little while now the same thing junk they obviously need a recall on these.
2000 Buick Century105,000
My windows were having on and off problems. The problem was dirt in the switches. Used can air cleaner for computer keyboards. Problem was solved. Use it all the switches and the light switch (a common problem on Buicks)they do not stick anymore.
2003 Buick Century145,000
3 windows stop working,tried to slam the doors in the hope that motors will work.nothing happened.Buick should recall centuries
1994 Buick Century140,000
This is my first car and I got a few months ago and the rear left door window wouldn't work at all. I opened the door panel today and was able to reconnect the blue wire that got disconnected and now the window goes down but doesn't go back up. I'm pretty sure the swich itself is broken internally.
1990 Buick Century70,000
window won't lower driver's side; window won't raise driver's side rear
1999 Buick Century69,000
The power windows work intermittently. The driver's side switch seems to be the issue, rather than the window motors. Either none of the windows work or they all work.
No working power Windows
this is an apparent common problem. there are 3 things to check first. there are 2 breakers: one for front window and one for rear. second, remove the switch pannel from the drivers door enough to test the terminals for power (and ground). it's been a while, but i believe the large pink or orange wires are the 2 power wires. please consult the diagram from either a repair manual or online. each switch has a power wire and a ground wire vehicles this era with window lock run the power for the other doors through this switch. anyways, so you check that the middle terminals for each switch have a power and ground in the center terminals, make sure the window lock switch is not actuated. now comes the worst of it, if you are lucky you will find power and ground, and the common corsion problems from them getting wet calls for new switches, but likely the wires have broken between the door and kick pannel. if you choose not to repair it, please remove the window breakers asap, it can become a real mess of melted and shorted wires when they cross. they have later been designed offset so the wires twist instead of bend. it's not an easy repair, and best bet is to replace the wires so there is no connections in the bend and they are less stiff than vynil wire.
both door controls for the 1993 buick century custom are not working..any ideas on getting them to work? This year seems to be hotter than most years. Even when I am driving with the windows down (becuase the will not go back up) it is very uncomfortable..HELP I am melting
All 4 windows won't go all the way up. And also the power lock and mirror switch doesn't work either. I have checked the fuses and wiring and it all seems to be intact like it should be. Could the problem be the main control in the drivers door and can it be tested to see if it needs replaced?
Windows will no longer roll down from driver and passenger controls
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