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window motor sometimes works

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I have two window motors that don't work all the time. Both are on the driver's side. Currently the back window is working and the front one is not. Earlier I had read that you could slam the door shut with the window switch on and that would sometimes make it work again. I did that to at least one window earlier and got at least one of them working again (I may have gotten both of them working but I don't remember). Anyhow I basically did this again and got the back window working for now.

This seems to be a temporary fix. Is there a way to fix this problem permanently without replacing the motor? If I need to replace the motor, how much are they and how hard are they to replace?
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You have to check each wire that goes to the switch that makes the light dim when you press it. The lights should not dim. Look for insulation that is missing, or cracked. You can also move the wires to different positions, and then try the offending switch. Another switch module would allow you to determine the condition of your current one. The only other part is the motor. Start with the wires, then the switch module.

You can take the connector off of the motor, and try the switch. If it continues to dim the lights, it is not the motor, unless moving the wires fixed the problem. That is why you check everything else first.
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