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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: My window is arsing about Reply with quote

My drivers’ side window seems to have a mind of its own: it’s not dropping and rising the 1cm or so properly when I open or close the door.

Seems like water ingress, and it's got slightly better, presumably as it's dried a little (it's still winter here).

So is there a cheap fix, or do I need to replace something? Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be the micro switches in the door handle.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=841808
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further info here;

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=1415691&sid=c51f592dbdb0bd982f251f446b0e0cac
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the 996 it's a common problem and it's usually a dry joint on the circuit board for the various switches in the lock.

It's a doable DIY job but the part is expensive from Porsche, it's an Audi TT part for the 996 and that's much more affordable...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had similar, window would drop, then go up, then drop, then go up, then drop a few times every time I opened the door. My Indy put some 'lube' on the mechanism which freed the switches up and now works fine after opening and closing it a load of times, letting the lube get into the mechanism......
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you gentlemen, these threads seem to clarify that it is a door handle microswitch issue. I'll try a bit of WD40 in the lock in the hope that it is only water, but that's only desperation. The carpets are bone dry on the driver's side [I just fitted some Rennline pedals] but I'll have a look at the alarm control module too, on the other side, just to satisfy myself that it's not obviously damaged by water. You never know, a stray lump of snow might have found it's way in from one of the children (not that they go in the back too readily anymore, but it did happen over the weekend). At the moment, I can still close the door (and lock the car) from the outside with a nudge, and from the inside, by lowering the window first. Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried retraining it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can i just point out .. the window will drop if you open the inner handle .. it will drop if you open the outer handle ..

For it to be just the outer handle micro switch then it would have to be stuck on open .. the window basically would never close ..

Not sure if thats the fault you have .

To reset a window .. close it all the way , release then hold the button in the closed position for 5 seconds .

Door locks are a common fault on both 996 and 997 .
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magic919 wrote:
Have you tried retraining it?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
Can i just point out .. the window will drop if you open the inner handle .. it will drop if you open the outer handle ..

For it to be just the outer handle micro switch then it would have to be stuck on open .. the window basically would never close ..

Not sure if thats the fault you have .

To reset a window .. close it all the way , release then hold the button in the closed position for 5 seconds .

Door locks are a common fault on both 996 and 997 .


Many thanks, DeMort, I'll try the reset and report back. The odd thing is, this happened after I got the car (hand) washed - it was basically brown all over - and it improved a little after a day or so, hence my thoughts turning to water in the mechanism.
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