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Old 07-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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so for my nb my driver side power window is starting to struggle. sometimes it works juts fine, but most of the time it struggles.... is there any easy solution to this.. i heard i can like stick the little stick between the rubber seal and the window and spray some silicone lube or something...
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Just pull the door pannel off and lube everything up. It'll be all slip n' slide fun from there.

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any easier way ... lol =\
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That's about as easy as it gets. It's just 2-3 screws, pull the pop-pins, lift and the door card is off. I have it down to a science after pulling the doors off my car..
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Yup, carefully lube the window sliders with some lithium grease. I say carefully because you don't want to get it on your window. Some cardboard will help. It's not difficult.
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i need to do this as well. and it's ridonkulously easy to take the door panels off.
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I recently did this after Kotomile gave me hell over it in both cars. Start with silicone lube in the "exterior" window track and use lots of it. Most of you can probably fingerbang the silicone in the track with your pinkie or get your GF to do it with her little fingers if you're capable of attracting a woman...which you probably aren't.

The silicone in the rubber exterior track fixed the windows on my green car, but my daily required pulling all the track guts out because it had dusty-grease paste. Now they are super fast. I used NAPA silicone lube; you don't need the $30 bottle of Japanese grease from Honda like m.net suggests.

Its important to do this because the friction adds to window cable breakage.
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clean the contacts on the switch.
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lol err........
[QUOTE=hustler;610036] get your GF to do it with her little fingers if you're capable of attracting a woman...which you probably aren't.
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thanks yal i'mma try.
the cleaning the contacts seems kinda right too.. when i try to start to close my windows at the same time, it feels like less power on the left side, so i usually close it one at a time
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im more right.
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Don't the switches just activate a relay? Thats stupid if they direct wire the power from battery-switch-motor.
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http://www.miata.net/garage/CleaningSwitch.html

this is what fixed mine on my 93...


but yeah, 12v goes right through the switches to the motors.

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http://www.miata.net/garage/CleaningSwitch.html

this is what fixed mine on my 93...


but yeah, 12v goes right through the switches to the motors.
mad gay, i need to clean my contacts then.
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http://www.miata.net/garage/CleaningSwitch.html

this is what fixed mine on my 93...


but yeah, 12v goes right through the switches to the motors.
so this probably isn't my problem because it's slow even when I use the pimp-like alarm remote to roll them up and down.
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the cleaning the contacts seems kinda right too.. when i try to start to close my windows at the same time, it feels like less power on the left side, so i usually close it one at a time
That the little *** battery, not the switches. I just cleaned mine too and noticed no real increase in speed, but it was necessary. Silicone grease finger-banged into the rubber track was the key, just make sure to slam a bunch in there. It was faster immediately but got faster after a few days.
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I recently did this after Kotomile gave me hell over it in both cars.
And don't you forget it.
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My driver side is hard to crank down by hand.
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My driver side is hard to crank down by hand.
I can pull mine down from outside the car just by putting my hands on the glass. I never get locked out.
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