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Old 07-30-2008, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my car serviced. They had to replace a faulty battery and I had them install my ipod adapter from RPM. (still leary about pulling my car apart) After they were done, I got a call saying that the work was finished, but that the master power window switch was broken. They stated that the driver side didn't have an auto open/close anymore, and that the passenger window didn't work from the master switch either. I was somewhat concerned as I really like and respect this auto shop, but I KNEW it was working when I dropped it off, as I drove there with the windows down and closed them when I parked. I told them I'd think about replacing the switch, and I'd take it as is.

I checked to see if it blew a fuse and that didn't help. Then I was wondering if when installing the ipod adapter, they might have accidentally hit a wire behind the dash. It was a plug-in module, but perhaps they pinched something? I started looking at the workshop manual for where the fault might be when I ran across a page stating that the windows needed an initial setting. That's a new one for me, as I didn't think you'd need to configure power windows. I tried the procedure and it works! all my windows operate correctly after doing it for both of them. The funniest part is that if they replaced my master switch, it would have triggered the need to initialize as well. I imagine that would have been confusing.

To make it short and sweet, if you replaced your battery or master window switch and having trouble...
1. start your car.
2. press the affected power window switch down untill the window is fully down
3. pull the affected power window switch up 1 click (manual up, not auto)
4. keep the switch pulled in manual up for at least 2 seconds after it closes, I heard a click at this point
5. your window should be normal now.

I found this on page s-23 of the mazda 6 workshop manual. I haven't been able to find any hanes or chilton manuals for my car, but the official one is OK it seems. Saved me from having to go to the auto shop again. I found it through another post on this board I believe. Clear Chain Downloads 1730-1E-02C.pdf. I called up the shop and told them what the problem was, and how i fixed it. They were very happy to hear that it was resolved and now they know for future reference. Overall they are a great place with a lot more knowledge than I, but nobody can pay as much attention to detail as you can since... it's your car!
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice post. But I believe this has already been posted before...
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Nice post. But I believe this has already been posted before...[/b]
...many, many times over.
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sorry about that, I did a search for "power windows" and all that came up were fog lamps and HID questions.

perhaps some of the other threads had titles like "I have a problem" rather than stating the actual problem in the topic? They just didn't show up for me.
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That and "how do I change the HELLO text" are asked more frequently than any other questions. Both should be stickies.
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That and "how do I change the HELLO text" are asked more frequently than any other questions. Both should be stickies.[/b]

Luckily, my post wasn't a request for help but more like a tutorial LOL. Maybe a mod can cut and paste as required and put it in.
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Thumbs up If your power windows aren't working right...

Just got my 6 out of the shop yesterday... a deer took out both driver side doors. So I got me some fresh paint, and a drivers window that no longer worked in auto mode. Thanks for the post, as it fixed the problem!

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You can read the instructions to fix the window problem in your owner's manual, section 3-25.
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