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Windows won’t go up/down in my 2005 Chevy Malibu. Checked…

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Windows won’t go up/down...

Windows won’t go up/down in my 2005 Chevy Malibu. Checked the wiring and there is current, the motor is fine, replaced the switch and that didn’t help. I was told it may be the relay (from a mechanic) and I was wondering how to find it and see if that is the problem .

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? How old is the battery?

234K. The battery is relatively new, no more than 2 years old

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Malibu yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. The motor is fine, there isn’t current to the wires. I replaced the switch and it didn’t help

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I don’t believe so

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** welcome to just answers! I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. If I don’t answer right away or quickly in conversation I am helping another customer or have stepped out for a moment and will respond as soon as I can. Ok lets get started!

Ok at the drivers switch check yellow for power and black for ground

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Wanted to clarify, did you want me to check the switch to see if yellow was for power and black for ground
Chevy Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 months ago

yes backprobe the connector on the switch

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