Your dead power window solution could be as simple as a bad amp. Repair it!
Time: 1 hour
Cost: less than $10
– Soldering Iron
– Phillips and flathead screwdrivers
First, remove your door panel and locate your window amp box. On an s14, it should look like this:
after removing it, you gotta pry the black face with the 8 prongs off. there are snaps at these locations on the box. I kinda chipped of a bit of it cause I was rushing a bit.
After you open it up, CAREFULLY pull out the circuit board…
Flip it over and take a close look. You can see a broken connection that is easily fixable.
Heat up your soldering iron, and solder the broken connection, something like this…
let the solder cool for a few seconds, and slide the board back in! you might have some trouble if its the same connection as mine, since the sides of the box hold the board in. I had to resolder thinner to let it slide in. put it back together and roll down your window and enjoy the breeze! If you discover it is a bad connection, and follow these steps to fix it, you save yourself ~$160 from the dealer or ~$60 from ordering it online!
I hope this helps…!