Seeking the Elusive Electrical Problem. Many times electrical problems are the most elusive, because they can occur intermittently. For example, the car engine may not work properly, but only after the engine warms up. Or the ignition works randomly. Perhaps the engine cuts out without notice while cruising down the highway. Then again, your car might have a faulty alternator or a defective wire.
A good thing with battery checking and trouble shooting is that you need very little technical equipment. All you need is a good, old Digital Volt Ohm Meter and a charger for the battery. Each auto battery manufacturer uses a certain color in the battery 'eye' which tells whether a charge is needed. This is a fast and easy way to alert you for re-charging. Check out your battery manufacturer's specification of the 'eye' and everything associated with it.
When doing auto electrical repair, the first vehicle component your should acquire knowledge about is the car battery. Even though the battery only store 12 volts, it is the electrical source of the entire vehicle. You will not be able to start your engine without the battery. In addition the auto battery helps to operate all the electrical accessories installed on your motorcar. An auto battery should last 3-5 years in average climates. Extreme hot or cold climates however, will reduce this to only 2-3 years.
Attach the leads of the multi-meter to where the electrical wires come into the motor. Again, set it to DC volts and it should read 12 volts. Look for any interrupted voltage caused by a loose connector or corrosion. If there are any loose or corroded connections in the circuit they will disrupt the signal and cause your window to malfunction. Fix the connector or corroded areas. Push any connectors or wiring harnesses together tightly, and clean any corrosion away with a wire brush or similar tool. Test the window again. If your problem was in the circuitry and is now fixed, then your window should freely roll up and down without any restrictions or delays.