How to manually raise a power window

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How to manually raise a power window
Learn how to raise a power window manually. (car image by ana malin from

If power windows stop working, this could present a huge problem, particularly in inclement weather conditions. If there is rain or snow, it could make your drive impossible or very uncomfortable at the very least. In this case, you must learn a simple technique to manually raise a power window and save your car upholstery from further damage.

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  1. 1

    Stabilise the car door to prevent it from moving on its hinges. Open it up and lean against the interior part of the door and position yourself with the latch next to your chest.

  2. 2

    Grab the glass so it is between both of your palms. Place one palm on the inside of the window and the other palm on the outside. Press them together tightly, so you have a firm grasp on the glass.

  3. 3

    Move your palms gently upward while holding the glass firmly. Do not permit your palms to slip on the glass. The electric motor gears on the car will turn, and the window should move upward.

  4. 4

    Push the window into its crevice atop the door. Re-position your hands to help push the window to the top and make a firm seal. The rubber seal should hold the glass in place.

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