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Old 06-27-2003, 07:59 PM
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84 Z28 power windows

Hi all i have a problem. My 84 Z28 has power windows....i unhooked the wires, and turned the key on and used a test light to see if i had juice to them, i dont....not even when i push the switch. any idea how i can fix this? ty

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Old 06-27-2003, 08:11 PM
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Pop the switch out. See if you have juice goin to the switch.. then see if u have juice comin out... if not then probably a bad switch. if no power goin in then check your fuses.
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Silver's right, I'd check the fuse first thing. Also, if no power going into switch, and fuse is good, pull the rubber boot in between the door jam and door back and check for broken and coroded wires leading into the door. That door has probably been opened and closed a million times since '84, wires don't like being bent back and forth that much


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Don't mean to be mean or picky forklift.... But if fuse is good and no power is going into the switch then there is no reason to pull the boot. Will have to check and make sure there is power at the fuse then follow the wire all the way to the switch and find out if it is broken or grounding out or what... But if there is power going to the switch and then out of it when u press it up or down then take the boot off and follow the wire all the way into the door and find where it is broken... If it is the case with one of those 2 then you will probably be better off running a new wire. But if you have power going into the switch but not out of it when u press it then its time for new switches.

Keep us updated on where power is and isn't... and we can try to walk you through it...

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Just wondering if it one door or both doors?
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both doors, im at work right now ill look more when i get home, im also having trouble finding one of the cords that my switch goes into, maybe it hidden under the carpet.
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ok i got the drivers side working, i got the passanger side pluged in (using the drivers side switch, cause i know it works) i hit it and i get nothing, with a test light i stab the wire that should get juice when i hit the switch and it does, but the motor doesnt work....motor is shot right?
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Don't mean to be mean or picky forklift.... But if fuse is good and no power is going into the switch then there is no reason to pull the boot. Will have to check and make sure there is power at the fuse then follow the wire all the way to the switch and find out if it is broken or grounding out or what...
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It's all good Silver,

All I meant in pulling back the boot was that that is a likely spot for broken wires to be for the fact that they get bent back and forth in there. So if he did end up with power at the fuse but none at the connector in the door, a good place to start would be to check and see if the wires are damaged in the boot.


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Old 06-28-2003, 10:55 PM
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I had the same problem with my passenger side window rubberman. But sum1 ended up backing into it so I got a brand new door with new window motor, power lock actuator and all... It seemed like with mine I could beat the motor and connecter with a hammer a few times and it'd start working again. I'd suggest making sure that the connecter is making a good connection to the prongs in the motor. But most likely the motor is shot.
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If beating it with a hammer while holding the switch down doesn't work then try wiggling the plug while you're pressing the switch. If worst comes to worst you can pick up a door from the salvage yard around $60. Might even find one to match your paint if its a common color.
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Old 06-29-2003, 10:38 AM
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I dont think i want the whole door, are those motor a pain to replace?
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it'd take some drilling since it is pop riveted into place. And not sure what kind of problems you'll run into with the gears and stuff.
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If your going to replace the motor just drill out the rivits. you can bolt the other in.
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