Do All C5 Model Years Have the Power Window Problem? - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory

C5 General
General C5 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Bud's Chevy

Do All C5 Model Years Have the Power Window Problem?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-20-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
my6thvette
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Sep 2003
Location: Broken Arrow OK
Posts: 1,085
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Do All C5 Model Years Have the Power Window Problem?

Power window problems seem to be common with C5s. I was wondering whether GM has made any improvements in the electric window motor in the later year C5s. Specifically, have owners of 2003 and 2004 C5s been experiencing this problem. Both windows of my 1999 are now nonfunctional.
my6thvette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:21 PM   #2
TWOBUELLS
CF Senior Member
 
TWOBUELLS's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2005
Location: CATASAUQUA PA
Posts: 1,725
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Default

No problems with my 01 windows....
TWOBUELLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
Stevo92z28
CF Senior Member
 
Stevo92z28's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2007
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 2,109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

According to my service records on my 02. Both side window regulators have been replaced under warrantee. 47k miles on my car now.
Stevo92z28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
deimis
CF Senior Member
 
deimis's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2007
Location: Stratford CT
Posts: 160
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

In my experience, not only vettes, but every GM car I have ever owned has given me power window problems. I still love em though
deimis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 10:50 PM   #5
El original
CF Senior Member
 
El original's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2008
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,368
Thanked 55 Times in 50 Posts
Default

No problems on my '03! Head light motor under warranty, clutch return spring and thats it. 24k miles.. got fingers crossed!
El original is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:28 PM   #6
MilleniumVette
CF Senior Member
 
MilleniumVette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Camdenton MO
Posts: 2,000
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

My 2000 Coupe's windows work just fine. But you ought to listen to the folks with 4th-Gen f-bodies and all the power window failures they have. I'm on several f-body boards and it's a common issue. I really haven't heard it so much on Vettes, though I'm sure they use the same motors.
MilleniumVette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:32 PM   #7
corvettepete
CF Senior Member
 
corvettepete's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2006
Location: Clayton CA
Posts: 1,109
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MilleniumVette View Post
My 2000 Coupe's windows work just fine. But you ought to listen to the folks with 4th-Gen f-bodies and all the power window failures they have. I'm on several f-body boards and it's a common issue. I really haven't heard it so much on Vettes, though I'm sure they use the same motors.
I hear that. Had to fix the driver's side window not long after the warranty ran out on my '97 Camaro. No problem with my '99 coupe so far (though only 30K miles) or TrailBlazer (53K miles).
corvettepete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:34 PM   #8
MilleniumVette
CF Senior Member
 
MilleniumVette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2005
Location: Camdenton MO
Posts: 2,000
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I was fortunate that my '96 Camaro has manual windows. Who would have thought that to be a blessing?
MilleniumVette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:35 PM   #9
moserbe
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
moserbe's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2005
Location: Wellsboro Pa
Posts: 11,570
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

No problems with the power windows in my 98.
moserbe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:40 PM   #10
CUlookin
CF Senior Member
 
CUlookin's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2004
Location: Silver Spring MD
Posts: 6,652
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

My driver side one occasionally won't go up unless I motivate it by bumping the window switch... don't know if it's the window valet or LED's, but she can be fickle!
CUlookin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:47 PM   #11
Jacks02
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Gig Harbor WA
Posts: 1,472
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

02 with 21,300 miles, no issues with windows so far; however, right hand door lock is intermittant.
Jacks02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 11:59 PM   #12
Varmit
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
St. Jude Donor '08
 
Varmit's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2006
Location: Sandy Eggo, Calif. Pants up, Don't Loot
Posts: 20,021
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Default

99 with 50k, never had any issues
Varmit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 01:47 AM   #13
Z06ster
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Z06ster's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Location: Conejo Valley CA
Posts: 2,767
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Have had my share of the common problems (e.g. rear differential leak, rotted fuel level sensors, defective relay in door control module), but the window problem has not bitten me... although I have heard of others with this problem. I've got an '02 with 45K on the clock.
Z06ster is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 01:55 AM   #14
DeeGee
Tech Contributor
 
DeeGee's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2003
Location: Horncastle Lincolnshire, England
Posts: 19,383
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Bakersfield's thread shows how to replace the relays on the window motors. From what I see that seems to be the main issue - a cheap relay.

Interestingly, Verts seem to be less affected. That may be because we cycle the windows every time the top comes down so theres less chance of the relay sticking. Also passenger doors seem to be worse than drivers doors maybe for the same reason.

This may be just a coincidence and I have no hard facts to back it up but its logical I guess.
DeeGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 02:06 AM   #15
homewrecker
CF Senior Member
 
homewrecker's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego California
Posts: 1,618
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DeeGee View Post
Bakersfield's thread shows how to replace the relays on the window motors. From what I see that seems to be the main issue - a cheap relay.

Interestingly, Verts seem to be less affected. That may be because we cycle the windows every time the top comes down so theres less chance of the relay sticking. Also passenger doors seem to be worse than drivers doors maybe for the same reason.

This may be just a coincidence and I have no hard facts to back it up but its logical I guess.
homewrecker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 02:19 AM   #16
RLYSLO
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '08
 
Member Since: Nov 2006
Location: Plano Texas
Posts: 1,682
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

my passenger side power window has gone out twice within a year. I have an extended warranty on it still, but waiting on parts now for 3 weeks from the dealer to get it fixed.
RLYSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 03:57 AM   #17
JmoesC5
CF Member
 
JmoesC5's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2009
Location: Maple Valley WA
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

2004 with 10K..No problems.
JmoesC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 04:28 AM   #18
Z06Fanatic
CF Senior Member
 
Z06Fanatic's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2008
Posts: 221
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have on 04 Z06 and at the same time I installed my Window Valet and was testing it. something broke inside and now when the window rolls up, when about 1/2 way up, it start to go inward. I have to open my door, roll it all the way up then close it. I can hear something loose rattle in the door everytime I close the door. I plan to open up the panel this weekend to hopefully find something that's gonna be an easy and cheap fix. I've never opened up the panel before so hopefully I know what I'm doing and don't mess anything else up.

I'll post later whatever I found the broken piece to be. Has this ever happen to anyone else?

Here are some pics:







This is a view from the side showing how much it's going inward as it's rolling up:



Z06Fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 05:04 AM   #19
DAN01
CF Senior Member
 
DAN01's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2006
Location: Palm City Fl
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

No problems with my '01.
DAN01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 05:46 AM   #20
3GenVettes
CF Senior Member
 
3GenVettes's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2009
Location: Fairfax Virginia
Posts: 3,403
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

No problems on any of my five C5s from 98 which I had for six years to my two 03 or my two 04 cars. Still have the two 03 AEs for six years now. Never heard of this problem before. I don't agree that it is common.
3GenVettes is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion >
Reload this Page
  • Do All C5 Model Years Have the Power Window Problem?
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Power Windows Problem 98 C5 stansimon C5 Tech 6 08-20-2015 08:34 PM
    How can I raise a stuck window using just the electrcal connections on the motor? tonydicosta C5 Tech 4 09-13-2014 12:27 AM
    Power Window Adjustment jtalka C3 Tech/Performance 1 08-10-2013 03:13 PM
    power window motor replacement on a '79 leah4185 C3 General 2 08-18-2012 05:14 PM
    78 Power window issue Opihi59 C3 General 8 12-22-2008 10:15 PM


    Tags
    04, 1999, 2002, 2004, c5, corvette, location, module, power, problem, problems, windo, window, windows, work

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.