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GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro, Electrical, Van
#3 of 28 Passenger Side Power Window
Oct 07, 2007 (5:47 pm)
I've been dealing with an issue with my passenger side power window on my 1995 Chevy Astro. I was told when I bought the van that the motor was burned out. So I went thru the trouble of replacing the motor with a new one. Well, after installing it the window would still not work from either the passenger or driver side.
I recently pulled the motor out to make sure it wasn't because of a stuck window lift. When I had it out and use the switch at the passenger side I found the motor only worked in one direction - UP. I removed and replaced and reinstalled the lift with the window in the up position.
So I proceeded with narrowing down if I had a switch or wiring problem. I confirmed that the switches work on both sides. There's a wire (blue w/ white stripe) that provides a ground return when the passenger lowers the window or +12V when the driver raises the window. The wire is broken between the two switches. I checked the wire thru the door connections and the wire is good going into the vehicle. The wire is broken somewhere inside the van.
My problem is trying to figure out the route of this wire. I tried to see where the wiring harness comes into the van on both sides and can not locate it. Can someone give me an idea of where the harness on each side routes thru the van? Is it deep inside the dashboard? Does it go up and above the ceiling inside the van?
I may just be better off and wire it so only the passenger can operate the window. But want to make sure I'm not able to fix the wire before I do this modification.
#4 of 28 how to replace mirror?
Nov 17, 2007 (1:24 pm)
Hello, I'm new here - pardon me for posting here, but I don't see a way of starting a new topic - the people who have posted here can surely answer my question, anyway. I just got a new pass. side power mirror for my 2000 Astro and I need to know how to install it. No outside bolts or screws, of course (except 3 on the bottom which obviously aren't it). No screws on inside triangular panel where mirror is mounted.
Is it just a matter of carefully prying up this panel with a screwdriver to expose the 3 bolts that hold the mirror in place? Thanks a lot, I'd appreciate any help you can give me.
#5 of 28 Sagging slider door
Nov 16, 2007 (8:16 pm)
#6 of 28 Sagging slider door
Nov 01, 2007 (7:58 am)
I just recently got a 89 astro for free everything works great but sliding door , when I open the door the rear of the door sags just enough to where the door panel gets gaught up and I have to lift the rear of the door to get it to open , and when it is op it's all sloppy in thracking , so does anyone know if i can buy NEW bushings, tracks or whatever i need to fix this problem ?
#7 of 28 Re: Sagging slider door [droptastro]
Nov 10, 2007 (7:24 am)
If you can clearly identify what new parts you need, visit your local GM or local auto shops. They can sell you any part that you need. Do shop around because prices do vary. Even if the dor track (down the mid level of vehicle) looks good to you, I'd by a new replacement track. The door on my previous '95 Safari didn't slide properly. Everything looked ok but the sliding door didn't work well. I replaced its track (even though it looked ok) and from then on, our sliding door worked great. Thus, why I recommend replacing your sliding doors track as well - even if it looks ok to you.
#8 of 28 Re: Sagging slider door [droptastro]
Nov 16, 2007 (5:51 pm)
I have the same problem with my '92 Safari. It is also sagging and causes the door not to open properly. I sprayed some Jig-a-loo Super Grease into the door's mechanism and along the tracks and that seemed to do the trick (at least, for now). If you do decide to replace the tracks let me know how much it cost you and how hard it was to do.
#9 of 28 Re: Sagging slider door [spike99]
Nov 16, 2007 (8:16 pm)
I didn't even think about the tracks , thank man I think i'll just replace the entire assembly if and when I find it
#10 of 28 Re: Sagging slider door [droptastro]
Mar 22, 2008 (8:11 pm)
Did you fix the door problem? I'm having the same problem -- except my door also pops out of the track on the roof of the van.
#11 of 28 Re: Passenger Side Power Window [atarifan49]
Apr 13, 2009 (12:17 am)
I discovered that on my Safari, when I had window problems, the wiring was broken/cracked at the door opening, inside the rubber boot.
#12 of 28 Re: Passenger Side Power Window [ProblemKia]
Apr 13, 2009 (4:50 pm)
In my case with the 1995 Astro that I had I could only isolate a broken ground connection between the passenger door and the driver door. I was able to confirm that the wiring going from the switches on both sides were good thru the door connection. Unfortunately, the connection was broken somewhere underneath the dashboard and I was unable to find where the wiring harness it that this ground wire was part of. My only solution to the problem was to wire a ground wire for the passenger switch so that the passenger could raise and lower the window. The driver could only lower the window but had to use the passenger switch to raise it. The factory drawings indicated that there were two harness connectors that the ground traveled thru. I wish I could have found those. But those connectors are embedded inside the dashboard/vehicle frame and are just not easily accessible.
Lesson learned from all this: use jumper leads to test the power window motor to confirm it is bad before changing. Changing out the window motor is quite a painful experience because they are riveted into the door frame. Check the functionality of the window switches too to make sure they are good too.