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How can I fix the window issue on my 98' buick regal? Rear

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How can I fix the window issue on my 98' buick regal?   Rear windows roll down but will not roll up.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Buick
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Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
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Do the rear windows attempt to roll up at all?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No they do not. There is no noise or any motion at all, but they do roll down unfortunately. The front windows work fine.
Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago

Since the motors work in the down direction, this indicates that the motor and the wiring are good. The window switch is bad.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Great, thank you. I'll let you know if this solves my problem.

Thanks,

Ant
Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
You are welcome, please let me know if I can help you with anything else.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
One more thing that I just realized. The Drivers side controls also only allow the windows to go down but not up. What is the likelyhood of the all three switches to be bad? Again the Drivers side switches still operate the front 2 windows and the passenger side switch works fine. Just trying to make sure that I have given you enough information.

Thanks again.
Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
The drivers window switch supplies the ground signal for the rear window switches. The drivers switch may be the whole problem. If you have a test lamp or multimeter I can tell you which wires to test.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no i dont have one, would i be able to go to auto zone and get it tested there? i can easily remove the switch and take it in, or does the vehicle have to be there?
Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago
I don't think autozone has the capability of testing the switch. You can buy a test lamp at nearly any auto parts store for a few dollars.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
my volt meter broke, what are the connections that i need to test on the vehicle/switch? i will get another volt meter.
Buick Mechanic: Dave Nova, Buick Technician replied 8 years ago

With your voltmeter set on DC volts, turn the ignition switch on and connect the red lead to the yellow wire at the drivers window switch. Connect the black lead to each of the wires listed below. The meter should show 12 volts if the switch is good.

Left rear wires are:

Dark Green

Purple

Right rear wires are:

Light Green

Purple

Let me know what you find

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