alan11

Quirky fault with drivers window opening

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Hi,

 

I'm new to this particular forum and thought I'd post this problem in the hope that someone knows what's wrong and how to fix it.  My 2008 XJ (X358) has done only 16,000 mls and is running fine, except that the driver's window has a curious fault. Whilst the engine is running and I press the window switch, the window will go all the way down without problem, but sometimes it refuses to go back up.  If I continue to pull on the window switch periodically it will, after a short time, go up a little and then stop, and if I repeat the process it may eventually go all the way up.  Not much use if it's raining.  However, if I stop and switch-off the engine, then turn the key to position 2 and pull the window switch, it will close without problem.

 

Has anyone experienced anything like this and/or do you know what could be causing the problem, and how it can be fixed?

 

Alan

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Hi Alan,

 

Welcome to the Club.

 

I had the same fault on a Rover Sterling about 5 years ago.  It was the switch unit. A visit to  car breakers got me a replacement for £8,

 

I would remove the switch and clean the terminals and see if that works.

 

Peter.

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hi alan  it could be as simple  as just a new switch needed.it could also be the window regulator ,or window motor alan I hope you get it sorted but there is not much more to go wrong  please look first for bad connections on the switch   best of luck

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Thanks for your welcome and for the advice.  I plan to remove the switch pack shortly and clean-up the terminals on that switch. Unfortunately, if that doesn't work then it's a new (or used) switch pack as I understand that it's not possible to replace the individual switches.

 

Alan

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hi alan that's an ebay job best wishes trevor

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hi alan that's an ebay job best wishes trevor

I have found Breakeryard.com quite good too.

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