Question Answered: Driver window won't auto-raise when door is closed.
May 01, 2012, 08:57 AM
I know this thread is a bit old but it is still accurate.
My problem (1998 XKR)started with a window that would go down and not up. That fault turned out to be the connector into the window motor which had just bad contacts on it. I shoved some small bits of stiffish wire into the plugs sockets, (Cheaper than a new connector) and then jammed the connector back together again which solved that problem but alas whilst the window was open, the car was out in the rain. This (Due to the softtop drops water right into the mirror switch which caused the switch PCB Vias to burn out. That meant opening up the switch (which comes out easily if you read the various instructions for it) Open it up on the bench as there are lots of small bits and springs that will fall out..hehe.
The vias were blackened and I took the opportunity to repair them and clean the whole pcb and rubber contact pads with a bit of alcohol. Reassembly is fiddly but not impossible and fairly obvious, just get the small plastic cross aligned properly before assembly.
Reinstalled and then I had the window going down but not up when I opened the door. But you guys solved that issue so everything is now working again... Woohoo, Now I just need to dry off the carpet...boohoo