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Right front power window not opening/closing normally

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by tinm, May 15, 2015.

  1. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    I'm not sure if this is a problem, or I got the car into a strange setting and it is behaving correctly.

    Here's the situation:
    I have always been able to open/close any of the four door windows by pulling up or pushing down on the respective window button in the driver's door. I pull up, let go, window closes all the way. Very handy. I've gotten used to a quick 1-2-3-4 series of pull-ups when parking the car, so make sure all four windows close.

    Now, today, I'm noticing that the automatic open/close aspect of the right front door window has stopped working. If I pull up that button, and let go, the right front window goes up a little and stops as soon as I let go of the button. Same if I press down. As soon as I let go, it no longer automatically continues until it is fully open/closed, whatever the case may be.

    Is there some setting somewhere that the car has gotten itself into where automatic window opening/closing is disabled? Or is this a known problem others have had with their windows?
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's not a known problem. First try a reboot (press both scroll wheels and hold until the screen blanks). That often solves this kind of thing. If that doesn't work, then call service.
     
  3. MichaelS

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    The same thing happened to me a couple days ago except it was the drivers side window. I rebooted, and it did not fix the problem.

    I was sure it was a failed switch.

    The next morning when I got into the car the window worked fine.
     
  4. supratachophobia

    supratachophobia Active Member

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    Please see if pulling the respective fuses for the affected side fixes the problem. Then also think about if you've had any hard rains or car washes recently. We found water pooling in the harness that controls those systems behind the door panel (it came in through the mirror we think) causing mysterious shorts that would come and go. Connector pins were also corroded, so the SC may have to inspect.
     
  5. MichaelS

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    Interesting point. I think it did rain (amazingly) in the SF Bay Area the day before this happened. And the fact that it fixed itself the next day makes a lot of sense that it could be moisture.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Tdriver

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    The auto function is most likely an electronic actuation. If you pull/push more than a very very quick amount, it reverts to manual control mode.
     
  7. tinm

    tinm 2013 S85 Owner

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    Like MichaelS mentioned above, this morning I tried it and all day today it worked fine. So, who knows what it was.
     
  8. supratachophobia

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    Have the SC pull the door panel off and check for corrosion in the wiring harness just to be on the safe side.
     

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