Chevy S10 Power Window Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 02/20/23 •  3 min read

Chevy S10 Power Window Not Working

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Your windows in your Chevrolet S10 will help you stay out of the rain or other harsh weather conditions, and will help to keep the interior of your vehicle safe.

If the window doesn’t go all the way up or down, it could be a few different things. Sometimes a fuse gets ruined, the window motor fails, there are electrical issues, and the switch needs to be replaced.

Possible Reasons Why Chevy S10 Power Window Not Working

Fuses or Wiring

Checking to make sure that your S10 does not blow a fuse is a fun and easy way to find out what happened to the fuse.  It is even more likely to happen if it does not seem to be working well and has not gone up or down at all.

If it seems like all the other windows in your vehicle are not working, there might be a blown fuse or a bad relay in your windows.

It’s pretty easy to pinpoint where the fuse is in the fuse box and where the power window fuse is. It’s very easy to determine if a fuse has exploded. The easiest way to check if a fuse has exploded is to use a test light to light it up and check it with the naked eye.

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If a fuse blows, you need to replace it, and the window should be fixed. But if it keeps happening, you need to know why your circuit breaker keeps blowing’ and why your wires keep ripping out.

Window Switch

Power window switches can malfunction. Every time you open the door, they are in contact with the outside world.

They are quite simple to use. The switch is receiving a 12 volt signal. That signal is delivered to the power window motor.

When the key is turned on, there ought to be 12V coming in, and when you push the switch, there must be 12V coming out.

Power Window Motor

Power window motors on your Chevy S10 can and do eventually break down. To access it, you will have to remove the door panel. Be prepared to cope with the fact that many of them are riveted. It’s time to acquire a new one if you’ve used a voltmeter to confirm that it is receiving electricity but isn’t functioning. They aren’t that pricey; the difficulty is in getting them out.

The process of a motor failing is usually always gradual. It’s a pretty solid indication that the window motor is to blame if it took some time for it to rise (consider how quickly the other windows moved).

So, in a nutshell, the most common problems with Chevy S10 power windows are a blown fuse, bad relay, or a broken window motor. You can try to fix these issues yourself, but if that doesn’t work, you’ll need to take your S10 to a mechanic.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.