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2004 Infiniti G35 Question: The driver side window wont roll up, panel lights wont go on, are they related?

 

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bestmadre0003, Fresno, CA, October 21, 2012, 12:23
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At first, once in a while when I would get out of the car and close the door, the window would slide down just a couple of inches, then I started having problems getting it to roll down completely, now it's down and doesn't want to roll up. I opened up the door panel to see if the window had fallen off the track, it was still in tact. While it was still open, I reconnected the window switch and tried to close it, it worked but only closed about an inch, then to make sure there was still an electrical current running into the box, I tried the passenger side, it rolled down, then got stuck. I tried rolling it up on the passenger side, but it still wouldn't work. I then jiggled the window switch on the driver side a little until I heard a little clicking noise, I then tried the passenger side again from the drivers side switch, it worked. This brought me to the conclusion that it may be the switch, until I noticed that the panel lights had went out sometime during the "jiggling", I jiggled it to see if the panel lights would go back on and they did, I then put the door back together, when I finished, the switch made another "clicking noise", the panel lights went out and the driver side window still doesn't work, but passenger side works, so now I'm stumped. After doing research, I realize a lot of people are changing out the motors and it works for a while but then it stops working again and they are continually having to replace them. I can't afford that, I know it has to do with the electrical because once in a while I have problems with the door locks also which are electrical, and now the lights on the panel don't work, now that is definately electrical, I guess I'm what I'm trying to find out is if the switch, the panel lights, the locks and the stereo wiring are all interconnected, if so, how and where? If not, then why am I having problems with all of these items at the same time whenever I "jiggle" the switch box?

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