How do I put a stuck car window back up?

The motor on my car window broke, and the window is stuck in the down position. How do I get it back up to prevent theft or bad weather from getting in the car?

Sorry to hear about your broken car window! The good news is that it’s not hard to get it back up into the closed position.
Here’s what you should do:
Put the key in the ignition and turn the car on Press the window button into the up position and hold Open and slam the car door to jar the motor. This should start the motor running enough to give you an opportunity to roll the window up before it hits the bad connection again
If that doesn’t work, you can get a little more hands-on. You’ll need a flat head screwdriver, tape, and rubber bands. Follow these steps: Remove all screws and disconnect the wire switches to remove the door panel Holding the window in place with tape, unscrew the window from the regulator mechanism Manually move the window up as high as you can Disengage the motor. Use the rubber bands to hold the axle springs in place Replace the window reversing the process you used to take it apart Replace the door panel
If this seems too complicated, you should get your car into a shop as soon as possible.
If the damage to the window was a result of a collision, act of God, or vandalism, your insurance may cover it. If you don’t have comprehensive insurance, now might be the time to consider it. Use the Jerry app to compare quotes from dozens of insurers to find the best rate on comprehensive coverage.
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 04, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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