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Question Driver's Window Will Rollup, but then prompty rolls down 1/3 of the way automatically

The thread title explains my situation pretty well, but here it is in more detail

My driver's side window will roll down correctly, and then I can roll it back up either using the automatic close feature or by keeping my finger on the switch.

However, once the window reaches the seal (All the way up) it will automatically roll down approximately 1/3 of the way (Without my asking or wanting it to, of course.).

It has just recently started this strange behavior. It feels like it might be some kind of broken or malfunctioning safety feature, but can't find any mention of it anywhere.

Anyone have any advice/thoughts?

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You need to reset Pinch Protection,

To reset Pinch Protection, as explained in the Manual. Raise and lower the affected window(s) twice holding the switch in the appropriate direction, on the second closing hold the switch up until you hear the ding/chime. You do not have to disconnect the battery....disconnecting will only insure you have to reset all the Windows instead of just one. See p.100-104 in your manual

Rain, Snow or Ice can create enough resistance to trigger pinch protection, as can debri in the guides..
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Hey Jon!
Thanks for the info; it's on page 130+ for me, but your instructions were right-on. The only issue I run into now is that I can't roll the window all the way up and down twice completely since the pinch protection comes on and rolls the window back down. I've tried a number of times but have never gotten the "chime" to indicate a reset of the pinch...
Any thoughts? You mentioned that I didn't have to undo the battery, but would that also recalibrate the pinch settings? Guess I am probably missing something obvious, but I'm still managing to screw up even the easy procedures!

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You need to reset Pinch Protection,

To reset Pinch Protection, as explained in the Manual. Raise and lower the affected window(s) twice holding the switch in the appropriate direction, on the second closing hold the switch up until you hear the ding/chime. You do not have to disconnect the battery....disconnecting will only insure you have to reset all the Windows instead of just one. See p.100-104 in your manual

Rain, Snow or Ice can create enough resistance to trigger pinch protection, as can debri in the guides..
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Sorry about the Page #'s...a year difference does add and subtract things.


Disconnecting the battery will only uncalibrate all the other windows. If you are holding down the bypass/disable button the window should go up all the way. Check the tracks for Debri. Also, You could unplug the door harness to break power to that specific door, there is a control module which will reboot so to speak.

That's the best I can offer.

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The "best you can offer" is still much more than I had originally; thank you very much! I'll keep playing with it a little while longer before breaking down and having a dealer take a look at it.
Thanks again, and I'll post an update if/when I get figured out

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Sorry about the Page #'s...a year difference does add and subtract things.


Disconnecting the battery will only uncalibrate all the other windows. If you are holding down the bypass the window should go up all the way. Check the tracks for Debri. Also, You could unplug the door harness to break power to that specific door, there is a control module which will reboot so to speak.

That's the best I can offer.
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sup clyde733...go to your manual book find the fuses page look up the fuse for the window that your having problems with..take out the fuse put it back in and then try the Pinch Protection..but you have to hold the the button till the window rolls all the way down and hold it coming all the way up twice and now you will hear that "chime"
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Here you are......... Fuse #5 is the one to pull.
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If he unplugged the door, he broke the power to the Module...same thing.
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Jonv is right, i've done this a time before. Although its not hard to do all the windows at once it is a waste of time. does anyone know if the pinch protections for the sun roof ever needs recalibrated? I tried to vent my yester day and it would only move about a MM. every time i hit the button?



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Disconnect the battery,pull the plug on the door , remove the fuse.... whatever's your pleasure!
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Have just left mine into the Dealer to have it fixed as none of the suggestions above worked.

Hopefully they'll be able to scrape the gremlin off whatever it's stuck to...
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passenger fusebox

f5 front door control units,shift lever control unit
f8 front passenger door control unit
f15 driver's door control unit

try f15 since its only your driver's side.
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There is one other explanation that I came across a while ago.....

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By the way, if your holding the bypass button while trying the re-calibration, it won't recalibrate.
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Jonv is right, i've done this a time before. Although its not hard to do all the windows at once it is a waste of time. does anyone know if the pinch protections for the sun roof ever needs recalibrated? I tried to vent my yester day and it would only move about a MM. every time i hit the button?
I have had the moon roof fail to close due to pinch protection and had to use the override button to close ... this was back when I had to bring to the dealer for something else anyway so I had them take care of it ... hard telling what they did.
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Mine is acting up whether opening or closing. Once I had trouble getting it to vent I tried to open it all the way. The glass would lower then would not move back, but maybe an inch. So I tried to close it and when I pushed the button all the way forward it would go a little and stop as if I hadn't even pushed it to auto mode. Even if I hold the button it still stops I have to play with it to get it opened or closed.... I checked the tracks they are free of debris, ice, and are well lubricated.

edit... also the day I did this the temp was well above freezing... it was high 40's



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I have had the moon roof fail to close due to pinch protection and had to use the override button to close ... this was back when I had to bring to the dealer for something else anyway so I had them take care of it ... hard telling what they did.
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