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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue Question: window will not go up



ckrysiak, Olmsted Falls, OH, August 30, 2009, 17:27

My drivers side window will not go up. I am getting + and - 12 volts to the unit when the switch is activated.
I manually applied + and - voltage to the regulator and the unit works fine.
Could this be a current issue?

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    August 30, 2009, 18:51

    Are you getting 12+ and ground from the harness when you activate the switch in the connector that plugs into the motor? Does the polarity REVERSE when the switch is turned from up to down and down to up. You need a Digital volt ohm meter to really check this ( very important ) If so, then do voltage drops from your switch to the motor to see how much resistance there is. Good Luck!

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    ckrysiak, September 01, 2009, 20:54

    Yes...polarity reverses when I change direction of the switch.
    I tested it with a digital VOM.
    The only thing I can think of is it is not getting enough current through the switch!!
    I need to check the voltage with the motor hooked up to the switch...Good point!

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    Visitor, May 08, 2010, 17:01

    Have you take the inside panel off of the door to look at the cable system?

    The intrigue uses a long steel cable system on a rail thats attached to a motor mounted on the inside of the door.

    My Intrigue had a problem of the window slowly going up and down...untill it finally stopped altogether. This turned out to be the steel cable breaking and fraying and eventually getting all tangled up. You can buy a brand new assemble for about $40 on ebay

    The only problem is that the door panel is held on by just a couple of screws, and mostly plastic clips....Which tend to snap off when you remove the panel and the door panel just never fits like it use to...

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    JScott096, November 01, 2014, 18:23

    Couldn't you just buy a package of new clips for any that break? I'm sure the clips can't be expensive and usually pretty universal. Just a thought.

    Also, could this cause the window to go up just a little bit and stop then a few minutes go up a little more then stop? My Intrigue is doing this right now.

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