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Mobile Power Window Switch Replacement at Home or Office

The convenience of the power window switch is easy to get used to. A light press of the finger and your window moves into the desired position – smooth, nice, and hassle-free. However, in the life of a vehicle there will come a day when pressing that switch fails to bring the desired result. The window may groan and shutter as it creeps up or down in a fitful stop and start motion, or it may simply refuse to move at all, without making the slightest noise that indicates you've made a digital request for window movement. A replacement is necessary in order to avoid damaging other parts, such as the regulator, when you manually push and pull the window into its desired position.

What is Power Window Switch Replacement?

Your vehicle's power window switch is a main component to your power window system. Today, almost all vehicles are equipped with windows powered by the magic of electricity instead of windows that have to be operated manually with the use of crank handles. This makes raising and lowering windows as easy as pushing this switch. When engaged, the power window switch sends an electric current to the window motor, which is attached to the window regulator, activating it. In turn, the electric motor then powers a series of gears that lends motion to the linkage of the window regulator, which actually lifts the window glass up and down according to the direction that is indicated by the operation of the window switch. Individual power window switches are found on the door panel armrests of each door, and they each control the movement of the window for the specific door they are located on. The master power window switch, which controls all of the windows in the vehicle, is commonly located on the driver side door panel armrest, but in some vehicles it is mounted on the center console.

How is Power Window Switch Replacement Done?

  1. Inspect fuse box for faulty/open fuses. Fuse box locations can be found in the vehicle owner's manual.
  2. Remove the power window switch from the door panel.
  3. Depending on your make and model - you may need to remove the door panel to access the cabling for the switch.
  4. Install new power window switch into the door panel.
  5. Reconnect power window switch. Test the window and switch operation before installing the door panel.
  6. Reinstall door panel and power.


Power window switches normally have a long lifespan, but you should avoid using them excessively and unnecessarily; playing with the switch can shorten the lifespan of the system.

Symptoms That Indicate You Need A Power Window Switch Replacement

  • Abnormal noise when you try to move the window up or down.
  • Window operation is intermittent.

Once you've made a decision to replace the broken parts with trustworthy replacement products that are resistant to wear and tear, Wrench's mobile mechanics will be the perfect choice for you. We guarantee that when you order on our website, you are getting replacement products of enduring value made to stringent quality standards. We cooperate with foremost automotive manufacturers to provide the most reliable solutions for malfunctioning power windows. The replacement parts we offer are strictly controlled in the manufacturing process to ensure superior reliability and trouble-free installation. A mobile mechanic from Wrench can come to you whether you're at home or office and give you an auto repair estimate to service and repair your car.