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Old 06-12-2008, 05:07 PM
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Whelp I got all excited about this.......and.....

It didn't make a lick of a difference for me. My motor did have a good bit of build up, I think the build up is from the wear on the brushes. The brushes are really soft so don't go scrapping on them. I think they are made from graphite?

Anyway my motor works perfect in between up and down, but if i roll it all the way up or all the way down it wont flinch until I hit the door. Resetting it doesn't matter same thing.

So looks like I get to go spend some money....
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:45 PM
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I have the same exact problem, I did all the cleaning the motor stuff and still not working properly; all up or down wont work at all, couple of bangs on the door panel and it starts to work, but very weak.Going to get a new motor. The wierd thing is that its the passenger side, the window i hardly use at all!!! 03' 75k miles
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:00 AM
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Yup its my passenger side too, my car has 70K on it. Started around 60K and finally gave out completely.
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Sorry the cleaning didn't work for you guys. On a bright note, you guys now know exactly how to remove the door panels & motor with ease...



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Old 06-13-2008, 09:47 AM
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my gawd....talk about painfully detailed!!

Appreciate the time and effor you put into this. Writing on the pics was a good idea. Hope I never run into a window issue (knock on wood)
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Originally Posted by rockinbboy
my gawd....talk about painfully detailed!!

Appreciate the time and effor you put into this. Writing on the pics was a good idea. Hope I never run into a window issue (knock on wood)
Thanks guy.

I always feel like pictures are worth a 1000 words, so why not just make it better with captions...
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Hell yeah Valentino thanks for this writeup although mine is still good just in case.......
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Hell yeah Valentino thanks for this writeup although mine is still good just in case.......
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subscribed, my motor is about to take a ****. Thanks Val for the write-up.
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subscribed, my motor is about to take a ****. Thanks Val for the write-up.
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The issue I am having with my driver's side window is that when I roll it all the way up it will not roll down with the switch until i slide it down a little bit. The window also does not do the 10mm drop when the door is opened and then up when it is closed. Do you think this DIY would solve that issue or perhaps something else might be better?
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dude your awesome and i will let you know how goes it with my window repair attempt! to think that nissan would just let this go without fixing it =[ i never used my ac so much before this.
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Originally Posted by DriftBlack
The issue I am having with my driver's side window is that when I roll it all the way up it will not roll down with the switch until i slide it down a little bit. The window also does not do the 10mm drop when the door is opened and then up when it is closed. Do you think this DIY would solve that issue or perhaps something else might be better?
Sounds like you might need to perform the reset procedure only...
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My passenger side window crapped out after 2 years of minimal use.Warranty covered that one. Now my drivers side just went out and of course,no more warranty. I've tried the banging on the door panel trick but the damn window is still stuck in the down position.And of course it has to rain everyday down here in Florida right now (good thing my Z is not my DD and goes in the garage).
Any special place to hit the door panel??
Also any place to buy the motors at a good price so I don't have to visit the stealership.Last time I was there they wanted 100 bucks to reset an SES, so I did a nice long burnout in their parking lot when I left.
EDIT* Just went out and semi slammed the door shut while holding the switch and voila, up goes the window. Does this mean the motor needs a cleaning or a whole new motor? Also when they take a crap is it the motor or the regulator or are they the same thing. I am an electronics retard

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^^^ Personally I'd try cleaning it first. That's me, I like fixing my own vehicle before handing it over to some highschool graduate who doesn't give 2 $hits about my vehicle...

BTW, $100 is steep. You can take the cosmetic door panel off in about 15mins and reset the thing yourself...
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:40 AM
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This worked! I went ahead and took it apart and cleaned it out though it was hardly dirty at all. Nonetheless it works perfectly now thanks a LOT!!
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Originally Posted by DriftBlack
This worked! I went ahead and took it apart and cleaned it out though it was hardly dirty at all. Nonetheless it works perfectly now thanks a LOT!!
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Well hopefully no one gets to excited, because I did a write up about this back in 07 on a different 350z forum and almost every time the motor had to end up getting replaced either way... so it may not be worth your time.... this is usually only a temp fix and usually only a short one at that... but nice job on the write up...

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Old 06-24-2008, 08:03 PM
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There is no way to change how much the window opens when you open the door is there? The reason I ask is when opening my passenger side door the window rubs against the soft top a slight bit in the corner. If I could program it so the windows go down a full inch instead of the few millimeters they go down that would resolve that issue.

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Originally Posted by gregom
There is no way to change how much the window opens when you open the door is there? The reason I ask is when opening my passenger side door the window rubs against the soft top a slight bit in the corner. If I could program it so the windows go down a full inch instead of the few millimeters they go down that would resolve that issue.

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