Chevrolet Camaro Window Motor Troubleshooting
Being able to smoothly operate your windows is something many people take for granted. But if just one component that aids in window operation were to break, then you'd lose the ability to lower and raise your windows. Unfortunately, window damage can be a recurring problem, and it would help if you knew how to diagnose this problem en route to find a solution. So keep reading for some helpful Chevrolet Camaro window motor troubleshooting tips.
One window won't work and is silent.
So you press down on your window switch, but the window doesn't go down. It doesn't move nor does it make any motor noise. This could mean that your problem lies in the switch, the motor, or the wiring circuit. Remove the switch, access the wiring, and use a voltmeter to check the voltage on the switch with the ignition on. If there's no voltage, then the fault lies in the power supply circuit wiring or a wiring connector somewhere between the door switch and the fuse panel. However, if there is voltage, then it's either your switch or motor that's broken.
One window won't work but makes noise.
Do you hear motor noise (buzzing or humming) coming from your door when you press the window switch, but the window doesn't move? If this is the case, then you need not worry about your switch, motor, or wiring; your window mechanism is probably damaged. This mechanism is made up of several components, and if one of them breaks, then the window won't respond to the motor or the switch. In addition to that, if the window lowers smoothly but doesn't come back up, then it may be off the track that's inside your door.
All windows don't work
When not just one but all of the windows fail to respond to the switches, then you can be sure that your motors aren't to blame. It would also be unlikely that all the switches malfunctioned at the exact same time, so that would leave you with the fuse for the power window circuit. If the fuse is blown, then all your windows would become nonresponsive.