The commonest cause for electrical faults in cars is the 'short circuit' which typically is caused by the so-called 'clashes' in the wiring system. Unless you are professionally qualified in the field of auto vehicle wiring (or mechantronics), you are advised against attempting to carry out auto electrical repairs on faults emanating from 'short circuits.' Getting things wrong here could, in the worst case scenario, see your car up in fire!
Use a multi-meter to confirm that the switch is getting 12V of power. Attach the leads of the multi-meter to where the electrical wires come into the switch and set the meter to DC volts. It should read 12 volts. Trace the wiring from the switch to the motor. This is the path that a signal will travel to move your window when you press the switch. Any breaks or loose connections in this path will prevent your motor from functioning properly. Use the multi-meter to confirm that the motor is getting 12V of power.
Use your multi-meter to probe each connector. Set the multi-meter for DC volts and put the prongs of your multi-meter into the connector. It should read 12 volts. Check the wiring on any switch that has a low voltage reading. Tighten any loose connections, and clear away any corrosion. Test another switch. Take a switch from another door and plug it into the connectors on the malfunctioning door. If you are able to operate your window using this switch, then the original is bad and will need to be replaced. Buy a new switch. Contact your dealership or favorite parts store and get a new window switch. Install the new window switch. This can be done by plugging the connectors into the switch and popping the switch back into the door panel.
The term of auto electrical repairs refers to the whole range of restorative and maintenance procedures carried out on a vehicle's electrical system. This is the system that is responsible for among other things, the car's lighting system, the car's automatic starting, the car's audio systems and so much more. As long as the specific parts or systems causing problems can be easily identified, such electrical repairs tend to be quite easy. The real headache however occurs when the faulty parts or systems can't be easily identified; so that the whole process has to be carried out by 'trial and error.'