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Drivers Window not working

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Power window stopped working this week on the drivers side front, took the pod out tonight, made by Nissan Couldnt see alot wrong with it. Before i strip the door card down anyone got any pointers? Oh Its a '05 XTe

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On the assumption that the other three windows are working ok, it will most likely be one of the following:

1. Switch contact assy. responsible for the front RH windows U/S (Main or sub).
2. Window motor U/S.
3. Final earth point loose/ corroded (GND-02).

The drivers door window gets the highest use so my vote is for No.1.


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Thanks for the info, normally a simple fix i know, but the window switch threw me as its a block that seems to be sealed, and thus not easily checked

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Only by swopping it out for a known good one...

Ebay maybe?

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I had same problem on my 04 and then the rear pas window stopped. Took the drivers main unit out, disconected and sprayed with contact cleaner. Cured the back window problem. Still have a drivers side issue but main stealers quoted over 400 to replace the motor/regulator. Cheaper to use the aircon!!!
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Still have a drivers side issue but main stealers quoted over 400 to replace the motor/regulator. Cheaper to use the aircon!!!
Hi, I have the same problem, all other windows work but my driver's window......I was quoted around 400inc Vat for a motor + regulator ....So I had a word with Jackie at Annapolis Subaru (In America) and she quoted me.....
Motor Assembly: $155 = in UK money 96.88
Regulator: $57 = in UK money 35.63

I picked up the parts delivered to me while on holiday over there....but surely even with shipping to the UK +~8% Duty + 20% VAT It must be a lot cheaper...than 400 pounds

PS I don't have the pound sign because I'm using a US spec laptop (About half price over there too)
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Thanks for your input fellas, gonna put a 12V supply on the motor to rule out the switch then go from there.....Ill keep you posted. One thing after another along with the aux air fault too

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I have a drivers side window motor on order from Subaru Genuine Parts (Can't post URL's yet! Do a google search)

About 93 compared to Subaru UK who want 260+vat.
Even with duty, VAT and delivery add on top, I'm pretty sure I'll save about 100.
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I have a drivers side window motor on order from Subaru Genuine Parts (Can't post URL's yet! Do a google search)

About 93 compared to Subaru UK who want 260+vat.
Even with duty, VAT and delivery add on top, I'm pretty sure I'll save about 100.
That sounds good, let us know how u get on

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I'm in Aussie, right side driver motor failing. Model 2006. Firstly replaced motor (new) some three months ago.. but failed a few days later (area on door became hot). As it was under warranty got another, which also failed 2 weeks later (also hot). Bought used assembly from a crashed car (metallic bars, mechanical regulator and working motor... all same door). Set lasted some 2 months and died, this time no heat perceived. Switch is ok. As member mentioned above could be a loose earth?, where to check?. All other windows never had an issue. Any ideas?... Thanks
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I'm in Aussie, right side driver motor failing. Model 2006. Firstly replaced motor (new) some three months ago.. but failed a few days later (area on door became hot). As it was under warranty got another, which also failed 2 weeks later (also hot). Bought used assembly from a crashed car (metallic bars, mechanical regulator and working motor... all same door). Set lasted some 2 months and died, this time no heat perceived. Switch is ok. As member mentioned above could be a loose earth?, where to check?. All other windows never had an issue. Any ideas?... Thanks
Sometimes owners stuff tubing inside the door / window rubbers to reduce wind noise and push the window tighter against this . Think some owners in the USA have had motors burned out because of extra stress this puts on the motor .....just a thought for you
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usually its not the motor that fails, inside the motor gearbox assembly theres a splined shaft that drives a plate with pins on through a cush drive to the output shaft. the splines corrode and the drive shaft slips and the window doesnt move. i welded the disc to the shaft and have had no problems since! the motor can be removed without stripping the door down or removing the window mech.

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