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Old 29th July 2008
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Default window goes up, then down halfway

so about two weeks ago, my driver side rear window would go up all the way, then instantly go back down about halfway. i can get it to close, but all manually, as in i have to flick the switch the other way to get it to stop going up. Then in the past couple days, the driver's side front has starting doing the same thing. this happens everytime. I think this may something to do with pinch protection, but i dunno what. ive tried everything i can think of, including cleaning out the rubber around the window. has anyone had this happen ot them before?
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You did reset the Pinch Protection?
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how do i reset pinch protection?
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Resetting the battery then opening/closing your windows should reset them.
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You do not need to disconnect the battery and that DOES NOT reset the PP......Do this:

With Ignition on, raise and lower the window fully twice holding the switch in the full down or up position, on the second closing hold the switch up until you here a chime. Do this for each window that has to be reset.

Disconnecting the battery is a sure way to "Un set" all the Pinch Protection and a few other things.
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i fi reset the battery, willl i need to reset the radio? will it even work, or will i need to go to the edealer and get a code?
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There is no code you have to re-set on an SS for the radio....if you disconnect the battery you will have to reset all of the windows.
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That happened to my car. What the dealer did was hold the button windowlocking button while holding up the window. no need to do anything with the battery.
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Just follow the directions in post 5 or check P.101 in your manual, there the same directions.
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My driver side window was doing this as well. When I brought it in for service at the dealership, they said it had to be reset and would cost $90! I'm so glad I passed.
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I must be doing something wrong. Help please....

First, The locking button the one behind all the window button with an "X" mark. Should the light be "on" on this button?

This is what I did,
1. I turned off the car and then
2. turned the key to the on position.
3. All the lights came on without the engine revving.
4. I hold the locking button with one hand and closed the window with another.
5. Still holding the locking button, I pulled down the window all the way.
6. Still holding the window locking button, I closed the window but it came back down.

7. Waited to hear any beep but nada...

Which step am I missing? Should let the locking button go once the window closes after step 4?


@JonV, when you say ignition on, do you mean that the car is running? As in the engine is revving?
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Just have the Key in the On position, no need to have the engine running.

You don't have to hold any buttons except the one on the window you are setting, Raise and lower the window twice while holding the switch in the appropriate direction. On the second closing just hold the switch up till you here the Chime.
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I must be doing something wrong. Help please....

First, The locking button the one behind all the window button with an "X" mark. Should the light be "on" on this button?

This is what I did,
1. I turned off the car and then
2. turned the key to the on position.
3. All the lights came on without the engine revving.
4. I hold the locking button with one hand and closed the window with another.
5. Still holding the locking button, I pulled down the window all the way.
6. Still holding the window locking button, I closed the window but it came back down.

7. Waited to hear any beep but nada...

Which step am I missing? Should let the locking button go once the window closes after step 4?


@JonV, when you say ignition on, do you mean that the car is running? As in the engine is revving?

Sit in car with doors closed and ignition on(no need to start engine)then

down,up,down,up & hold about 3-5 seconds later should hear the bleep

this needs to be done on all windows...
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Would anyone else like to explain it for the fourth time?

or .....Just follow the directions in post 5 or check P.101 in your manual, there the same directions.
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I guess my Saab needs the soft gentle touch of Jonv cause I can't get this window reset. This is what I did now:

1. Key is in the "on" position, engine not running
2. Hold the window button until the window rolls all the way down.
3. Hold the window button up until the window rolls all the way up, well the window rolls up and then rolls down quarter way.
4. Hold the window button until window rolls down.
5. Hold the window button until it rolls up, well it rolls up and then rolls down quarter way. I still kept on holding the button up until I hear any beep but nada.
6. I tried for the third time same thing but no go.....

Every time I reset my window by the dealer, within a week another one goes haywire..... really drives me nutz
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Sounds like this is a hardware problem, your doing it right. I'd insist they replace the regulator or the whole assembly, Warranty I hope or it will be a few hundred. If you've been paying for the failed resets I'd demand restitution.
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Had this issue come and go twice and solved it by simply disconnecting the battery. Not only do you get your windows back, but a new beast
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If I am re-reading right, it's not always the same Window? So that eliminates a sensor/motor or regulator problem in one specific door. Sounding like a software glitch of some sort. The full re-boot might work, but I bet that's what the dealers been doing to solve it for a week or so at a time.
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Disconnect the battery or remove fuse 5 from the fuse panel on the (as you sit in the car) left side then follow the reset instructions as in the earlier post. It's probably just a glitch...thats part of what makes these cars so interesting My 03 does it now and again for no obvious reason! There is a bulletin about this and it says it's something to do with the trim/window guide alignment being messed up..hey ho !
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Does this need to be done on the sunroof too?
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