How to Fix a Window on a Honda Civic

Written by aram khayatpour
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The Honda Civic is known for reliability, however there is one problem you can find owners repeatedly complaining about on Civic Internet forums: malfunctioning windows. The windows on Honda Civics have a tendency to work incorrectly; usually the window will roll up one-third of the way normally, then struggle to continue closing, or not close at all. The cause of this problem is that the window on this model automobile has a tendency to come off of the track. In order to fix the window, you will need to open the door panel and set the window back into the track.

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Things you need

  • Philips-head screwdriver
  • Flathead screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Remove the screws on the plastic piece set in the armrest and the screws on the plastic piece surrounding the interior door handle with a Philips-head screwdriver.

  2. 2

    Pry off the plastic piece set in the armrest and the plastic piece surrounding the interior door handle with a flathead screwdriver.

  3. 3

    Remove the wiring harnesses connected to the door locks and power windows by pushing in on the tabs and pulling out the harnesses.

  4. 4

    Remove the speaker on the lower corner of your door by unscrewing the three screws holding it in place using a Phillips-head screwdriver. Remove the wiring harness.

  5. 5

    Pull off the door panel, beginning with prying off the bottom, then the sides, then pulling it off of the top.

  6. 6

    Loosen the large brass bolt on the bottom-right side of the door (bottom-left on the passenger side doors).

  7. 7

    Plug in the wiring harness for the power windows and move the window all the way down.

  8. 8

    Move the bottom of the window back into the track by moving it with your hand through the hole where the speaker was.

  9. 9

    Tighten the large brass bolt and disconnect the wiring harness for the power windows.

  10. 10

    Place the door panel back onto the door and apply pressure with your hand around the perimeter of the door panel. You should be able to hear all of the connections snapping into place.

  11. 11

    Reconnect the wiring harness to the power window switches and the power door lock switches.

  12. 12

    Screw the plastic coverings for the power door locks and the interior door handle into place.

  13. 13

    Reattach the wiring harness to the speaker and secure the speaker in place with the three screws you removed in step four.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a silicon lubricant to lubricate the track while you have the door panel off, this will help to prevent future window malfunctions.

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