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in my truck tha driver is shot and the passanger side goes half down, im thinking bout just converting to manual and leaving it manual cuz of this problem.. what do ya think and what problems with both of them have yall experience. o by tha way its a 84 chevy lwb
 

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fix existing parts or swap in new parts/hardware. id just fix em
 

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What do you use the truck for? If it's a daily, fix the power windows. If it's only used occasionally I'd toss in manual windows because the doors are much lighter too.
 

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power windows suck switch to manual, its not like you cant reach across the bench to roll the window down or up
 

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I almost lost my arm changing the window motor in my K5. Remember it's under tension when down lol. I suggest you use a coat hanger or the like to wrap around the track parts before you unbolt them.
 

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Throw in some relays and they are fast as shit.
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power windows suck switch to manual, its not like you cant reach across the bench to roll the window down or up
Convert the drivers side to manual, repair the passenger side.

I kinda like manual windows, but I can't reach the passenger side safely while driving.
 

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Convert the drivers side to manual, repair the passenger side.

I kinda like manual windows, but I can't reach the passenger side safely while driving.
That would be cool except it would look funny.That's the way my uncle's semi is, though. Manual drivers side, air powered passenger side.
 

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I had manual windows as well and converted to power windows from A1 electric. Now my passenger side doesn't go up all the way so I have the "help" it up when I want to lower my windows. I'm pretty sure problem is with the motor?
 

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I don't know about A1's kits, but OEM windows get slow/don't close fully when the grease on the tracks dries up. Greasing the tracks often fixes it.
 

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Is that all, just run some power cable and use a relay so the existing motor power instead will trigger the relay? Why wouldn't GM supply the full battery voltage to the motor? Will the extra voltage hurt the motor?

I'm sure those questions were covered in that long-ass thread, but I'm hoping for some cliff's notes...
 

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*adds relay to drivers seat to haul ass forward/back*
i think youre on to somethin epic in the world of power seats.
 

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Is that all, just run some power cable and use a relay so the existing motor power instead will trigger the relay? Why wouldn't GM supply the full battery voltage to the motor? Will the extra voltage hurt the motor?

I'm sure those questions were covered in that long-ass thread, but I'm hoping for some cliff's notes...
Not really

It was more like 'ZOMG I DID IT AND THEY WERK GREAT NOW'

But I'm pretty sure GM didn't think about relaying anything other than the turn signals and hazard lights on the square bodies.
Shit, I don't even know if my hazard lights are relayed.
 
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