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98 Buick Century, Locks and Windows


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06-18-03, 11:07 AM   #1  
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98 Buick Century, Locks and Windows

'98 Buick Century 4 door

Several problems, not sure if they are related or not.

Power Locks - Just went out the other day. The keychain remote will not work. Nor will the power lock switch on the driver door to lock all dors

Rear Driver side door- Will not lock unless you manually lock it from the inside. Even when the keychain remote and driver door switch worked.
**Also, the window will not roll down with either the front driver switch or the rear door switch.


Driver side power window- Will sometimes roll down (seems like when I first start the car it will roll down and up for a while, but later on will not)

other 2 windows on passenger side work fine


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06-18-03, 01:39 PM   #2  
Check the wires in the door jam when you open it. Peel back the rubber boot and see if the wires are broken. Check both sides.

 
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06-18-03, 03:00 PM   #3  
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I agree.

 
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06-18-03, 06:02 PM   #4  
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On the windows: Bear in mind that buick had a lot of window motor problems for about 5 years. Put 3 in same 96 buick in 4 years.

 
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06-18-03, 08:18 PM   #5  
Originally posted by darrell McCoy
On the windows: Bear in mind that buick had a lot of window motor problems for about 5 years. Put 3 in same 96 buick in 4 years.
SSSHHhhh! Don't let my 96 GS hear you! It's starting to
have gremlins in the window motors too!

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06-19-03, 10:15 AM   #6  
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If it is the wires, what is my next step?

 
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06-19-03, 12:46 PM   #7  
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Using an OEM wiring diagram to guide you, check each affected wire carefully for breaks in the insulation, rubbing, grounding, etc.

 
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