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Skirt Chasing Philanderer
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Hey guys, Has anyone had issues with their windows not going back up after closing their door? I just noticed today that my passenger side window doesnt scroll up after shutting the door. The window switch works fine ( I can still roll the window up by either switch ). Just curious if anyone else has had an issue like this. Just wanted to check before I turn my car over to ford ( hopefully nothing else gets broke this time when trying to fix something else...
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Good lord man, I've never heard of a Mustang have as many problems as these new GT's do. I'm really starting to think twice about getting one now...... Maybe theres a switch or something on the door handle thats gone bad.
 

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Fast, there is a programming sequence for the window motor. Generally the programming is hosed at times after having the battery disconnected, or the battery dies as these car notoriously do. Check your manual for the sequence.

I also have documentation for window bounceback correction on my home desktop. Lists a seperate sequence for windows that bounce half way back down after reaching the fully closed position. Also a programming issue from battery disconnection.
 

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Found my documentation in an email exchange I had about 15 months ago.

FORD: 2005-2007 Mustang


ISSUE:
Some 2005-2007 Mustang vehicles may exhibit issues with the functional power window features including one touch up, short drop, and bounce back.

ACTION:
Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition if the root cause is incorrect or no window initialization of the Smart Window Motor.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Perform a de-initialization procedure of the smart motor / side window glass, followed by re-initialization procedure.

NOTE: WINDOW RE-INITIALIZATION MUST BE PERFORMED WITH THE DOORS CLOSED.



NOTE: ON CONVERTIBLES, WINDOWS COULD BOUNCE BACK IF THE SIDE GLASS IS OUT OF ADJUSTMENT. REFER TO THE WORKSHOP MANUAL (WSM), SECTION 501-11.



NOTE: CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DOOR SEAL OR MIRROR SEAL IS NOT ROLLED OVER OR BINDING. ALSO, THAT THERE IS NO OBSTRUCTION IN GLASS SEALING AREA AND THE GLASS FIT AND/OR REGULATOR MECHANICAL FASTENING IS NOT LOOSE.



DE-INITIALIZATION PROCEDURE

De-initialization (un-learning) of the smart window motor clears the memory of the module and shuts off the One-Touch UP, Bounce Back and Short Drop functions.
The smart window motors can be de-initialized in two (2) different ways:
Disconnect the battery cable from the battery WHILE THE WINDOW IS MOVING.
Remove the window motor fuse from the Power Distribution Box WHILE THE WINDOW IS MOVING.
After performing one of the above procedures, the smart motor must be re-initialized, see Initialization Procedure.
INITIALIZATION PROCEDURE

INITIALIZATION MUST BE PERFORMED WITH THE DOOR CLOSED! (For convertibles, top and the quarter glass must be in the up / closed position.)
From the window switch, perform the following steps without stopping:
Operate the window UP and stall for 2 seconds. (Hold The Switch)
Operate the window DOWN and stall for 2 seconds. (Hold The Switch)
The smart window motor will be initialized and one-touch-UP and Short Drop will be operational.
Cycle the window glass an additional five (5) times to set the window "Soft Stop" for the down position.
TIP - VOLTAGE RANGE OF OPERATION: 9-16 VOLTS (AT THE MOTOR)

The smart motor will ONLY function in the 9-16 volt range; if the voltage at the smart motor drops below 9 volts, the window may not function properly or prematurely stop moving
If the voltage drops below 9 volts while the motor is moving, the motor will become de-initialized (one-touch UP and Short Drop will be inoperable)
If the motor becomes de-initialized due to low voltage, see initialization procedure. for instructions
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
On sunday my battery was about dead as I hadnt driven it since friday and left the radar detector pluged in. Today was the first time I noticed it, but I dont really have passengers in my car very often. I will try disconnecting the battery and reset the system before I take it anywhere. Thanks for the help.

BTW Emay- You enjoying that 9in or so of snow you guys got up there?

EDIT: Good info. I guess I will try the fuse route when I get home from work, as it will be very difficult to to move the window and disconnect the battery at the same time by myself... I will let you know how it turns out.
 

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FIXED... Great info Emay. Figured I would get the office intern to get out and in the garage at work and help me since I dont have anyone at home to help me out. Got it on the first try, everything works great now...
If I can find the office camera I will get a pic up of how this dunbass intern accidentally wiped his hands on his white dress shirt and blue tie ( obviously has never done anything with cars before... ) Maybe if hes lucky I will let him go home and change for lunch ( thinking he should learn from his lesson and stick it out though ).
 
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