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DIM62
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Sep 27, 2020, 3:57 PM

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  post locked   Power window goes up and comes halfway back down  

2012 Mazda 3i sedan
80000 miles

I had a problem recently with my driver's side interior door handle.
For the few days I was working on that, I hadn't fully buttoned up the plastic panel that's between the metal door and the interior trim panel. Specifically, I hadn't re-attached the nuts on the bolts from the power window mechanism (mainly because I hadn't bothered to figure out what those bolts were). While I was out driving and using the window, the bolts slipped from the holes and the window went all cockeyed.

I managed to get the window lined up and back in the tracks again, and it works. Mostly. However, when I use the auto-up feature, the window goes up to the top then cycles halfway back down. It does this consistently and re-opens to the same point. I lubricated the tracks. I can get the window to stay tightly shut using the manual mode. No matter where the window is positioned, if I use the auto-up capability, it will close and immediately open halfway.

* Is there something I can recalibrate in the window motor or did I manage to break a switch or something? *

Any help would be welcomed.

Thanks ... Tim


Hammer Time
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Sep 27, 2020, 4:42 PM

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  post locked   Re: Power window goes up and comes halfway back down  

Yes, first unplug the window motor if you still have access to it. If not just disconnect the battery for a few minutes to clear the memory.

After the power is hooked back up, run the window all the way down, still holding the button down for 10 seconds after it hits the bottom. Then do the same thing for the up position. This should recalibrate the auto up/down.

You may have to try this a couple times if it doesn't work the first time.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Sep 27, 2020, 4:43 PM)


DIM62
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Sep 29, 2020, 12:53 PM

Post #3 of 4 (97 views)
  post locked   Re: Power window goes up and comes halfway back down  

I had tried something similar to this a couple weeks ago without success, but ...

I just disconnected the battery and went through this process and it worked! Looks like it's working properly now.

Thanks!


Hammer Time
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Sep 29, 2020, 1:14 PM

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  post locked   Re: Power window goes up and comes halfway back down  

Yes, you have to clear the old memory first.

Glad you got it solved, I'll close this now.



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