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Answered 2015-07-15 21:51:09

My 94 Accord drivers side window has done pretty much the same the thing - altho' mine completely dropped out of the cradle and I almost lost it inside the door. What has probably happened to your window is the same as mine - over time and use the cradle supporting the glass loses its grip on the glass. The glass becomes progressively more loose until it traps against the door. I temporarily fixed mine by pulling the glass out completely, taking the motor down to a low setting - one where the window would be perhaps a third of the way up. I then slid the window back into its cradle and the window wound up again. However, the glass is still rocking about a little and not fitting snugly and I know that I'll have to replace the motor / cradle for a more permanent solution. This is what you'll have to do too. But I recommend removing the door trim to have a look insde to see what exactly is going on before you spend the money on a new window motor.


My '97 two door had a similar problem. It turns out the issue is that in the two door there is a cable system that is attached to a runner that goes along the middle of the door. for me the cable that would otherwise lift the window was starting to come apart. The fragments of the cable became stuck in a plastic runner that the cable slides through. At that point the cable was completely jammed and I had to replace the entire mechanism which wasn't very difficult. Just make sure that if you do relplace the system you center it properly or you may find that the window will still have a difficult time going up.

If you put the switch in the up position and you do not hear the motor, then your switch is bad... I had the same problem in my 94 Honda.. I solved my problem by cleaning out the switch controller and rocking it from side to side, so far it still working. In your case REPLACE THE SWITCH CONTROLLER or unless for the time being hold to switch either to the right or left while pushing up on the switch or pushing down or pulling up on the switch while pushing up on the switch. On the other hand if you hear the motor, chances are the cable that pulls the window up does not work all the way, so then you will have to replace the whole window regulator enjoy...

This is a common Honda Accord issue (my 91 and 96 both needed new window motors). I've since prevented it by regularly lubing the window grooves with WD40 (use the little red straw, squirt it in, move up and down--do this especially with your driver side window which you use the most). I do it every few months, have never had any more problems. This was at my Honda mechanic's urging, he's seen a lot of this. Things get a little tight or strained there, and it makes the window motor work too hard. Hondas last forever; little parts like window motors do not!

I had the same issue. And motor was not clicking or making any sound. So the switch had some issue I figured after reading this blog. I opened the switch and found that the contact points were burned out and lot of carbon had accumulated. Plus due to the heat of the sparks the plastic around the contact points had melted and raised up, so it would prevent the contact points to get in touch. So I had to brush off the burned plastic too. Thanks. Its fixed and working now.

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