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Old 11th April 2009
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Angry Pinch Protection problem..window won't stay up!

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Anyone know how to solve this pinch protection problem....both driver's and passenger front have been giving me problems...close window and it will go back down. It is intermittent, but is a real pain.

I know how to override this by holding the pinch protection button while putting the window up....but would like to fix the problem!!

Thoughts??
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Did you already try to recalibrate the windows? If not do a search and you will find directions on how to. If you can't get that to work, some people say to unplug the door electronics in the door jams then try to calibrate. From what I hear this usually is the fix for the problem. Good luck!

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Anyone know how to solve this pinch protection problem....both driver's and passenger front have been giving me problems...close window and it will go back down. It is intermittent, but is a real pain.

I know how to override this by holding the pinch protection button while putting the window up....but would like to fix the problem!!

Thoughts??
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Pull the fuse to the front windows. Keep out for like 10 min. Put the fuse back in. To reset all you need to do is roll the windows up and down three times in a row and then you should hear a confirmation beep.

If you have not gotten your answer already.

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Anyone know how to solve this pinch protection problem....both driver's and passenger front have been giving me problems...close window and it will go back down. It is intermittent, but is a real pain.

I know how to override this by holding the pinch protection button while putting the window up....but would like to fix the problem!!

Thoughts??
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I'm gonna lay odds it's just a binding problem, check the rails/guides/tracks or whatever you want to call them for crud and a simple reset will correct it. It's not necessary to disconnect anything, but if it will make you feel better just unplug the harness from the door.


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. See p.100-104 or 130 in your manual depending on the version.

Rain, Snow or Ice can create enough resistance to trigger pinch protection, as can debri in the guides..
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Default Pinch Control Reset

easiest fix is turn ignition off, disconnect the door electrics(slide top up to unplug) & leave for ten seconds, plug it back in and close door, turn ignition on then reset pinch control as in the manual by putting windows up and down 2 or 3 times until you hear the beep - all will be good again
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easiest fix is turn ignition off, disconnect the door electrics(slide top up to unplug) & leave for ten seconds, plug it back in and close door, turn ignition on then reset pinch control as in the manual by putting windows up and down 2 or 3 times until you hear the beep - all will be good again

Worked like a charm!!! Thanks alot
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I was having the same problem and this forum helped me correct it. Disconnecting the door electronics for 30 seconds and then reconnecting did the trick!
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Try it without disconnecting the door, fuse or battery, it will work 99.9% of the time. You only have to disconnect Power if you need to reset the complete Door Module.
And you only have to raise and lower twice.

Over the years the simple trick has been made more complex and wordy my well meaning posters. If you disconnect the battery to reset one window, you've got to reset all the Windows.

This is how simply the Manual puts it :

Fully open and close the windows
at least twice. You will hear a chime after
successful calibration.

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Try it without disconnecting the door, fuse or battery, it will work 99.9% of the time. You only have to disconnect Power if you need to reset the complete Door Module.
And you only have to raise and lower twice.

Over the years the simple trick has been made more complex and wordy my well meaning posters. If you disconnect the battery to reset one window, you've got to reset all the Windows.

This is how simply the Manual puts it :

Fully open and close the windows
at least twice. You will hear a chime after
successful calibration.
JonV, isn't this your favorite question?
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You can not do it this way if your window trips the anti pinch. It just goes up then auto down a few inches so it will never calibrate. The only way to fix this problem is to reset the module.

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Try it without disconnecting the door, fuse or battery, it will work 99.9% of the time. You only have to disconnect Power if you need to reset the complete Door Module.
And you only have to raise and lower twice.

Over the years the simple trick has been made more complex and wordy my well meaning posters. If you disconnect the battery to reset one window, you've got to reset all the Windows.

This is how simply the Manual puts it :

Fully open and close the windows
at least twice. You will hear a chime after
successful calibration.
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You can not do it this way if your window trips the anti pinch. It just goes up then auto down a few inches so it will never calibrate. The only way to fix this problem is to reset the module.
Wrong, Just hold down that rear button with the X while you reset, the one that deactivates the rear windows, it disables the anti-pinch while you re-calibrate.

P. 101 of the Manual (03-05)

1 Make sure the ignition is ON.
2 Press and hold the "X" button on the
driver’s door while operating the window
in question.
3 Close the window in question.
The pinch protection will be active the next
time a window is operated.
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That has never worked for me.

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Wrong, Just hold down that rear button with the X while you reset, the one that deactivates the rear windows, it disables the anti-pinch while you re-calibrate.

P. 101 of the Manual (03-05)

1 Make sure the ignition is ON.
2 Press and hold the "X" button on the
driver’s door while operating the window
in question.
3 Close the window in question.
The pinch protection will be active the next
time a window is operated.
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I would say to that, you are having actual Module or switch problems, not just re-setting issues. The "X" button disables Pinch Protection so the window will close completly.
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I had the same issue last week and I pulled the fuse. This seemed to reset everything and now the windows are back to normal.
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Having the same issue, but recalibration does not seem to work. I never get a "ding". I tried the fuse as well. That didn't work either. I kept it out for about 20 minutes.

I guess I will try yanking the door connection and see if that works. I couldn't get the plug out today when I was trying.
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you need reprogram units :ddm, pdm, rrdm, rldm - new sofware fix problem witch anti pinch
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What do those letters mean? I'll try the door plug first.

I also notice that my car's fuses do not match the diagram in the owner's manual. I have fuses in sockets that the manual says should be empty. Strange...
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