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    Strange window problem

    Hello. New to the site and got a puzzling problem on my uncles Astra. The passenger window lowers by itself when the car is locked. It doesn't happen when driving just when he parks it up he comes back to it and the window is open about three inches. Its been back to the dealers five times, all they have done is replace the switch on the opposite side which has had no effect, and say that they can't find any other problem. It's an 02 plate 1.6 with only electric front windows. Anyone any ideas as he has to remove the fuse when he parks it at the moment?

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    Sounds like it's the window motor it's self.

    This is powered up permantly so any any short inside it could cause this to happen

    I had the same problem with a old caviler
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    It wouldn't be anything to do with the windows retracting if they encounter resistance? If there was a fault with the system this might be it.
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    Thats what I thought but it does it with ignition off. One thing I did notice was that his windows still worked with the key in the "radio on" position whereas mine on a 99 astra didn't, don't know if thats significant or not.

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    I know my windows work on the accessory postion to, I thought all MK4's did
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    if the windows have a automatic up and down switch the chances are it could actually be the sensor for the window.. try checking that the regulator is not got a twist in it.. if you are not sure then take it to a windscreen company and ask if they could have a wee look at it for you.. best bet is to take it to a small comp, they will prob only charge you a tenner to do this..
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