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#28 of 48 2003 Cavalier Window Fix?
Jan 20, 2008 (11:15 am)
I have an 2003 cavalier 4dr ; I had vent visor shades on it and recently took them off because they were not sticking well and falling off. Now i have a problem. The vent visor after time pulled on the vertical black molding on the door and seems to leak in air when i drive i was wondering does anyone know how to make that molding tighter cause i dont see any screws or how its attached. Thanks
#29 of 48 Power Window Switch
May 28, 2008 (11:45 am)
I was wondering how to know, on my 2004 Cavalier, if my power window switch is bad. It is easy to replace but at least $55.00 to replace buying online or 87.00 from a local Chevy dealer. I am guessing it might be the switch by the way it acted when I disconnected the switch from the wiring and then the driver's side would not down. First it was just the passenger side and then when I removed the switch and reconnected it, driver's side would not go down. Maybe the circuit board is damaged from spilling liquid on the switch.
#30 of 48 Re: Power Window Switch [tm33398]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 30, 2008 (7:32 am)
I presume you mean the master switch on the driver's door?
I guess the only way for you to diagnose this for CERTAIN would be to have a wiring diagram of the switch and a test light, and then you would test the switch one position at a time and see if current is going in and coming out at the appropriate points. You can bypass the switch by connecting the wires but without a wiring diagram I wouldn't want you doing that. If you touch two live leads together you'll blow a fuse.
Which reminds me, have you checked all the fuses? On some cars, not all the windows work off the same fuse.
#31 of 48 Re: Power Window Switch [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 02, 2008 (7:33 am)
Checked the fuses and just checked for juice to the lead into the connector in the door and there is juice in there, so I would think its the window motor, although some have said it could be the regulator, but it appears I will have to go to a shop. Thnaks for the reply. The master switch is in between the seats on this model.
#32 of 48 Re: Power Window Switch [tm33398]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 02, 2008 (3:32 pm)
You could pop off the door panel and peel back the moisture barrier and test for voltage right at the motor. By "regulator" do you mean the power window relay?
#33 of 48 96 cavalier window motor
Dec 14, 2008 (1:50 pm)
Hi, i have a 96 RH drive Cavalier and was told by an auto electrician that the problem i was having with intermittent window raise and lower could be a faulty circuit breaker and that he wasnt sure if the actual motors had seperate circuit brakers or if there was one that controlled all the windows, the front passenger window does not operate at all, the drivers window is intermittent as is the RHR passenger window where as the LHR passenger window works fine, can any one shed any light on where i might find the circuit breaker as i would like to try and bypass it completely to see if it helps, if not aftermarket motors are supposed to be better than the original although costly.
May 10, 2009 (5:57 am)
I've seen a lot of comments on here about the power windows and at least one comment about the breaks lurching. I have a 2004 Cavalier that I bought in 2005 from Carmax. Thankfully, my car is still under the extended warranty. I have the same problem with the breaks - when I try to stop suddenly or if I hit a bump or pothole while breaking, the breaks make a grinding sort of noise and lurches forward. I've been told by one mechanic that this is due to the rotors, which are supposedly a known problem for the Cavalier, and that they're about $300 per wheel to replace and fix. Also, six months after I bought the car, the driver side window suddenly stopped working and was stuck half rolled down. Every once in a while I could get it to go up a little. Literally a fraction of an inch. It took about two weeks for it to eventually roll all the way back up. According to the Carmax mechanic that worked on it in 2005, the motor was burned out. The sun roof and passenger windows have been working with no problems, though. Just about six months ago the same window started having the same problem. I took my car in to get an oil change and I neglected to tell them NOT to roll down the driver side window. Now it's stuck half rolled down and won't go up. Freaking car!!! In addition, at least five of my coworkers have Cavaliers and they all have the same issues with the windows and the breaks.
#36 of 48 2002 Chevy Cavilier window motors
Aug 31, 2010 (2:15 pm)
My car has all four window motors now defective. Is this a manufacturer defect? They all failed about the same time and in the summer. Are they made in china? I've been told you can get kits to make the windows roll up and down using a handle instead of a motor; is that true?
#37 of 48 Re: 2002 Chevy Cavilier window motors [scubadiverbob]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2010 (2:51 pm)
the motors themselves or the regulators? Did anyone ascertain the exact reason for the failures?--that is, did they burn up, or did something break, or ??? Without knowing that, we couldn't speculate as to whether it's a defect, a coincidence, or something wrong in your car that frying motors.