E/W relay location

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Aaron Whiffin, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. I have just been given a 1988 Vauxhall Cavalier GL (Auto)

    The drivers e/w switch, when pressed simply jumps the window down about 1.5
    inches then stops. I then need to keep pushing button again and again for it
    to keep going down I'm assuming the relay is not working correctly.

    It isn't in the fuse box under the bonnet, or in the drivers compartment (I
    know this as pulling out relays still allows teh windows to work)

    Any idea where I can find it?

    Aaron Whiffin, Sep 6, 2004
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  2. Aaron Whiffin

    Russell Dunn Guest

    sounds like your battery has been disconnected at some point and if so the
    window switch needs "reset" hold the switch down so the window fully opens
    then close the window and keep the switch held down for a few seconds, this
    resets it, after that it should be ok!
    Russell Dunn, Sep 6, 2004
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  3. Unfortunately I can't hold it down to undo the window, as when I hold the
    button down the window opens an inch (or 1.5 inches), then stops. So I need
    to keep tapping it to make it open, will that still work?

    The passenger one is OK tho! strange

    Cheers for your help
    Aaron Whiffin, Sep 6, 2004
  4. If I shut window and push the window up button it goes:

    push button
    ... wait about 1/2 second ...
    .... nothing..

    A bit like the noise a relay makes, but louder

    The sound comes from inside the door

    Any help?

    Aaron Whiffin, Sep 6, 2004
  5. Aaron Whiffin

    Vin Guest

    It could be a sticking window. Most window motors I have come across
    have a limiting device to protect themselves from overload e.g. when
    the window is frozen or meets an obstruction. You could try some soapy
    water where the glass runs in the guides and against the seals to see if
    that eases things. Otherwise it would be an inside the door trim job. I
    wouldn't personally go for a relay (apart from it being an easy check)
    as they tend to either work or not rather than as regularly intermittent
    as your fault seems.

    Vin, Sep 6, 2004
  6. Sounds to me like a motor or mechanism problem rather than a relay.


    Alan Steele

    Steeles of Worthing
    Alan Steele - Steeles of Worthing, Sep 6, 2004
  7. Cheers ppl - seems far too "regular" to be sticky - can wind window same
    distance, same time etc

    Must be a motor - bummer

    Aaron Whiffin, Sep 6, 2004
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