December 14, 2009, 10:25 am
[quote name='InstructorPiggy' post='54065' date='Dec 13 2009, 12:39 AM']If you hear the motor clicking then sounds like you need new mechanism/motor, after market local motor factors via independent is the way for you there...
motor factors use same companies as FORD, BMW etc etc etc, just that the vehicle manufacturers put a badge on it oh and another 50% on the price tag!
Get someone to check it though
[quote name='Vas' post='54252' date='Dec 13 2009, 09:22 PM']Sounds like what happened to mine a few months back, the switch solenoid clicked but nothing else happened - I read on various forums that it could just be the motor getting jammed.
To access the motor I removed the door trim & peeled back a bit of the foam padding material (the white stuff in the pic) which covers the metal door frame to reach the motor location.
Then I tapped the motor with a hammer (not TOO hard, but a decent 'tap' at least). Just give the metal cylindrical section a crack!!
Hey presto, it got going again & I've had no trouble since. Don't know if it'll last forever but it's worth having a go if you were gonna fork out for it fixing anyway......
If you don't have a clue where to start removing the trim, etc, there's plenty of info on this forum & other websites, (this is where I found out how to do it.)
P.S. I have read that some people got theirs going again by just banging the inside of the door next to the motor (i.e. not even removing the trim) - didn't work for me but hey, it's always worth a punt!![/quote]
Thank you both! (why isn't there a Thank button feature on this forum
Thanks for the tips/photo Vas, that could come in very handy indeed. I have saved the picture just inacse lol. I was actually wondering how on earth the door trim came off so I'll be sure to search it on here/the internet now you mentioned it.
I'll probably get my brother to do the window/door trim rather than me though, although I really should start to learn to do things for the car myself.
I just thought it was rain getting in, because I noticed it had always been raining when it stopped working and would normally start the next day or two days later - maybe just coincidence, but my brother said he doubt water is getting in (he did give some explanation as to why but it was complicated car talk for me to remember
The window was working again by Sunday morning (I thought it was because the weather had dried up)... then while I was in Asda it chucked it down with rain, so I tested the window when I got hom expecting it not to work because of the bad rain... but it worked fine - I haven't tested it again since though, I don't use my car every single day, so will check it the next time I go out in it.