If you have an electric window stop and shutter, it’s probably not working. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to get it back on track. I’ll explain what causes an electric window stop and shutter not to function correctly and how to fix it. No matter how long it’s been since this problem first arose!
What is the electric window stop and shutter?
The electric window stop and the shutter is a device that allows you to control the position of your car’s rear windows from the comfort of your driver’s seat. If you have an electric window stop and shutter, it will be located on one side of the backseat headrest, most commonly towards the middle or on either side.
The electric window stop and the shutter is used by pressing down on it with both hands, then using one hand to hold it up or down until it reaches its desired position.
To use this device properly, ensure your vehicle cannot move while doing so. Otherwise, you may accidentally move forward or backward without meaning!
Why do your electric window stop and shutter not work?
You may have an electric window stop and shutter that is not working correctly. This can be due to a variety of reasons, including:
- The motor is broken. You can test this by shutting and opening the window from inside the car. If it works, then your motor needs to be replaced.
- The wires that control your electric windows are loose or disconnected somewhere along their path from the passenger side fender to the front of the car’s interior, connecting with your vehicle’s bodywork (called a “wiring harness”). This isn’t necessarily something you would be able to fix yourself. It requires an expert mechanic who knows how to work on these sorts of things. But if you’re curious about what causes an electric window to stop and shutter not to work, this is one possible explanation!
How to fix an electric window stop and shutter?
- Check the fuse. If there’s a blown fuse, replace it.
- Check the switch. If you can’t find any other cause for your electric window stop, you may need to replace the entire window motor assembly. This is relatively easy to do and requires no special tools. First, remove all the screws from both sides of the door panel near each window (usually four screws total). Open your door, disconnect any wires as necessary, and set them aside, so they don’t get in your way while working on your car’s wiring system.
- Check the circuit breaker or fuses related to this function of your vehicle. There may be multiple fuses or circuit breakers involved in starting or stopping an automotive window.
How do I fix an electric window stop?
Follow these steps to get your windows working again
- Check the fuse
- Check the circuit breaker
- Check the window motor
- Check the window regulator
- Check the window switch
- Check the wiring harness (if applicable)
If you have tried all these steps and are still experiencing issues, you may need to replace your windows.
Check the fuses first if your electric window stop and the shutter is not working. If the fuse is good, you need to check other parts of the unit that may be causing the problem.