Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Swamp...Lousy-anna
2006 Blue over Primer'd Bondo FPR 6spd #23424 slapped together 2/22/06
Question About Driver's Door Latch Module Operation Re: Window Indexing
On my driver's door when you open the exterior door handle, the window will NOT go down no matter how hard you pull the door handle...UNTIL the door actually starts to open. Then, the window will index down every time without fail. It has been like this since new.
The passenger door, the second you move the door handle the window indexes down whether the door is opening or not.
The problem that this causes on the driver's door is that the window always catches on the rubber for a split second when you open the door. It isn't just a time delay. It will NOT index no matter what you do until you actually move the door itself, and the window ALWAYS drops the very instant the door itself starts to move. However, even if you open the door handle as hard as you can (without opening the door), you can stand there and hold it for over a minute and the window will NOT index. If you move the door outward just a few millimeters, the window will index!
I've even tested it by holding the door handle open as far as possible, absolutely not changing pressure, and having someone else pry the door open...the window only indexed the second the door moved, so it isn't a change of pressure on the door handle. And, it works like this all the time...it never changes behavior as if a switch was dirty.
I don't know how this can be...I don't think there is an inertia sensor in the module, and again no matter how hard I pull the door handle (without opening the door) the window will NOT go down.
How is this module supposed to work? I thought the indexing was only tied to the opening of the door handle itself and not the door...but on my truck this seems like it isn't the case.
Any ideas? I don't want the neverending catching on the rubber when opening the door to mess up my finally well-adjusted window.