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Old 10 May 2018, 09:04 PM
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My drivers side window does not always go down when I use it for the first time in any journey,but generally after multiple presses of the button it starts to work. Once it starts to work it seems to work faultlessly for the remainder of my journey.

After a bit of investigation it appears to work the first time when I use the car if I lower it minutely before I leave the car on the previous journey.

I have tried replacing the window motor but that didn't seem to help.

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Old 10 May 2018, 09:12 PM
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Faulty switch?
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Old 10 May 2018, 09:48 PM
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I suppose that's the next logical step but wondered if anybody else had a similar problem that has been diagnosed.

I would have thought a faulty switch would either work or not.
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Might be sticking. With it up, remove the door card and clean out and lubricate the runners, also the bits of the linkage where there is a join.

If all else fails, do try a new switch. Cheap as chips off ebay and a doddle to change.
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Thanks.. Sounds like a fun job for the weekend. I'll get it all cleaned and lubed and see how it goes. If that doesn't cure it I'll grab a replacement switch.
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Thanks.. Sounds like a fun job for the weekend. I'll get it all cleaned and lubed and see how it goes. If that doesn't cure it I'll grab a replacement switch.
It could be worth taking the switch apart and cleaning the contacts up.
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Update : I haven't had time to do anything yet but everything is fine as long as I don't put the window fully up.

I have just noticed that the drivers window is stopping much too high, which is probably causing the issue. Does anybody know how to adjust the stopping height?

Update 2: after more looking and playing its the side closest to the front of the car that is going too high looks like one bolt to adjust and fingers crossed problem solved.

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Update : I haven't had time to do anything yet but everything is fine as long as I don't put the window fully up.

I have just noticed that the drivers window is stopping much too high, which is probably causing the issue. Does anybody know how to adjust the stopping height?

Update 2: after more looking and playing its the side closest to the front of the car that is going too high looks like one bolt to adjust and fingers crossed problem solved.
did you have any luck with this? i'm having a similar issue after replacing the regulator and motor
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