Electric Windows

chrispbug

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My mate has a strange problem with the windows on his car. 3 of the windows work fine, but the driver's window will open but is very reluctant to close. It's very sluggish and needs the button to be repeatly 'stabbed' at to get the window to close.
We've tried the reset method as recommended but I think the motor is nearing the end of its life.
As he rarely has back seat passengers, to solve the problem he wants to use one of the back window motors as a replacement.
First of all are all 4 motors the same and if so how easy are they to take out and refit ? and How easy is it to take off the door linings ?
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It looks like probably not. If you go here:

http://www.detali.ru/cat/oem_mb1.asp?TP=1&F=168031&VIN=

and have a look at the front and rear doors, the motors have different part numbers (plus tehre are about six different part nos just for the front left motor!!) You'll need your VIN to get the exact right part I think.

Cheers,
Bill
 

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The actual motor is the same --but fittings (brackets bolt holes) only allow the same side and front or back --you need to get the same one to replace it .
 

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I think the motor is nearing the end of its life.


I don’t believe that windows motors ever die, the get sick and don’t perform properly or the just stop moving up or down and so there owners replace them with new.
I think cleaning them can in some, if not most cases, bring them back to life again.

There are two cases known to me where cleaning was successful.
http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/showthread.php?t=46900&highlight=cleaning+motor&page=4


Below is the rear window motor for a W202, C Class being detached from the cable type lifting mechanism, different from your car, but same principal.

Regarding swapping the back to the front, there may be two other issues that could prevent you doing a swap;
1…The spindle on the back motor (at yellow line) may not fit into the front mechanism.
2…The electrical arrangement of the motor wiring of the back window may not agree with the motor plug at the front.

Dec

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robert_jean221

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There was an excellent post on this forum some time ago, which suggested spraying PTFE lubricant on the window guides. My 210 was doing the same thing you have mentioned, and the spray sorted it out. Might be worth a try.
 

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I would agree that the window guides are probably very dirty and just need cleaning and lubricating. I suppose that PTFE would do the job, I used a Silicone lubricant myself.

What tends to happen with these windows is that the "regulator" (the mechanical mechanism to raise and lower the window) breaks rather than the motor.

The motor has a failsafe to prevent it damaging itself if the load is too great - this is what gives the "sticky" behaviour requiring multiple clicks of the button to raise the window.
 
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Thanks for the replies - very helpful
 

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PTFE is less sticky than silicon and works very well
 


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