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Drop down window issue

blackstallion06

Everrett Wa. Soon to be St. Louis MO.
Donator
#1
Guys I am having problems with the drop down on my windows. Those of you who don't know on a 2005+ mustang when you open your doors the windows drop about a 1/4 of and inch. When you close the door they go all they way back up into the weather stripping. ( 1/4 inch or so) I am having problems with my drivers side not going up now. After reading on a few forums and looking through recalls this seems to be a problem that occurs. Some people have replaced batt. , and window motors. Its actually the sensor for the window. The computer thinks its up and its not. I have a soulution to the problem.

Solution:
1. Close the doors.
2. With the key on, hold the switch down, and keep holding for 2 seconds after it stops.
3. Then pull up, and keep holding for 2 seconds after it stops.

should do the trick hope this helps the rest of you.
 

Gibs

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Global Moderator
#2
Where did you get the info for the fix? I am going to make this a sticky for everyone in case they run into this issue.


Gib
 

blackstallion06

Everrett Wa. Soon to be St. Louis MO.
Donator
#3
MORE INFO: Found this during search from another site. It's for a 07 and later and the link has earlier yrs procedure.

Here are the instruction from the owners manual 07'



Restoring the Express up functionality (Front windows only)
Under low battery power conditions, Express Up only functionality may
be lost. To reset this function after restoring full battery power, pull the
switch to the Express Up position, hold the switch until the glass
reaches the stall position and continue to hold for 2 seconds. Push the
window switch DOWN and operate the window to the full down position.
Express UP will now be functional.
Perform Express UP
re-calibration with door closed only. Calibrating with door open
will cause the window to continuously bounce back.



Accessory delay
With accessory delay, the window switches and radio may be used for up
to ten minutes after the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position or
until any door or trunk is opened.
AUTO AUTO
2007 05+ Mustang
(197)



Owners Guide (post-2002-fmt)
USA
(fus)



Driver Controls
51
Bounce Back (Front windows only)
When an obstacle has been detected in the window opening as the
window is moving upward, the window will automatically move down and
stop at a prescribed position.
Bounce Back Override (Front windows only)
To override Bounce Back, within 2 seconds after reaching Bounce Back
position, if the switch is moved from the Neutral to the Express Up
position
the window will travel up with no bounce back protection.



If the switch is released before the window reaches fully closed position,
the window will stop. For example: Bounce Back Override can be used to
overcome the resistance of ice on the window or seals.
Short drop glass (Front windows only)
In order to improve door efforts and sealing, your vehicle is equipped
with short drop glass. This feature lowers the glass when either door is
opened. The glass returns to its closed position when the door is closed.
Proper operation of the short drop glass requires that the windows be
calibrated.
Though your windows will have been calibrated before
your vehicle is delivered to you, it is possible for the windows to
lose calibration. If a window loses its calibration, your short drop
feature will lower the window, but will not raise it again when the door is
closed. To re-calibrate the window, pull the switch up to raise the
window until it completes its travel and hold the switch up for 2
seconds. Another possible effect of lost calibration is that the feature
may not lower the window. To re-calibrate the window in this case, lower
the window until it completes its travel and hold the switch down for 2
seconds. Immediately after releasing the window down switch, pull the
switch up to raise the window until it completes its travel and hold the
switch up for 2 seconds. Perform Short drop re-calibration with
doors closed only. Re-Calibrating with doors open will cause the
window to continuously bounce back.



Rear Power Windows (Convertible Only)
The rear quarter windows are operated by a single window switch
located at the Driver door window controls. Press and pull the window
switch to open and close the windows.

Push down and hold the switch to open.

• Pull up and hold the switch to close.

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06 and earlier.

Easier-than-instruction-book terms.

- get in car, close door, turn key to run (but don't have to start car)
- push and hold window to down position, keep holding for several seconds after all the way down.
-now do same thing going up
-press the window switch completely and release (to engage the auto-down option)
-do same thing going up
-turn key off, open door...

If you only needed reprogramming, it should be working correctly now. If not- you most likely need to do one or both of the following:

1) replace a bad window switch / relay; and/or

2) manually adjust the height of glass.

To manually adjust the glass there are two torx-bit screws behind the door trim panel that you can loosen to adjust the starting position / height of the glass. Pain in the butt, takes a little time, but I had the same problem and this solved it...
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blackstallion06

Everrett Wa. Soon to be St. Louis MO.
Donator
#4
Gibs found on american muscle site and S197 forum.
I was having a issue so googled the problem. Seems its not
just my car. I thought maybe there was a recall or something for this
but seems to be commen
 
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