lumina's driver window won't go up

robriz
0

Asked by robriz Oct 29, 2009 at 07:37 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Lumina 4 Dr LS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am about 99% sure that the master switch is no good.  Is there a way to jumper the wiring harness so that I could get the window back up while waiting for the part to arrive. (no garage - wet weather coing)  Seems like it would be simple but I am having no luck.  I have located the "hot" post but just jumping it to the other post individually does nothing.  Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

3 Answers

Chad Ring
55

First try smacking the motor with a hammer (gently) while your are applying power. They are known to stick. If that doesn't work it may be the switch or the motor. If it is the switch you can get power to the motor by using a jumpstart box and some leads (a couple of lengths of wire will work). Pull the wireing harness connector on the motor and touch the leads to the two prongs (one to each prong). The window should start moving as soon as you touch the leads to it. Simply reverse the wires to move the window back down. If the window doesn't move the motor is bad. If you can't get a hold of a jump box use jumper cables attached to the car battery. put a short wire (lead) in the teeth of each side.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
robriz
0

Grandis - your tip worked great. The window went right up. Lucky me it wasn't the motor. A quick trip to the local junk yard and $20 and 5 minutes later - master contoller switch changed out and all is well in Lumina world. Thanks for the great advice.

Stephen Funk
55

Awesome words guys. BUT, being a female I would appreciate some pictures of these words. Any answers. And thanks again.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Lumina
Looking for a Used Lumina in your area?
CarGurus has 475 nationwide Lumina listings and the tools to find you a great deal.
ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Lumina Questions

Chevrolet Lumina Experts

#1 90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
90V6RedHotLuminaEuro
Reputation 640
#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 640
#3 11jonny11
11jonny11
Reputation 520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,376 Great Deals out of 58,663 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Accord"
1,122 Great Deals out of 81,451 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Camry"
1,753 Great Deals out of 76,462 listings starting at $995
Used Pontiac Bonneville"
40 Great Deals out of 1,202 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Taurus"
474 Great Deals out of 20,243 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
191 Great Deals out of 5,793 listings starting at $999
Used Acura TL"
262 Great Deals out of 6,747 listings starting at $1,100
Used Buick LeSabre"
97 Great Deals out of 3,565 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
84 Great Deals out of 2,716 listings starting at $988
Used Nissan Maxima"
558 Great Deals out of 20,804 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota 4Runner"
262 Great Deals out of 12,676 listings starting at $1,595