Chevy Tahoe Power Window Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 01/01/23 •  3 min read

Chevy Tahoe Power Window Not WorkingChevy Tahoe is a popular vehicle that is known for its powerful engine and impressive handling. You may experience a problem with your power window not working, which can be a frustrating experience.

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You might have checked the fuse, but the problem may still persist. Or, the power window motor may be defective.

The internet is full of tips on how to fix power window problems in Chevy Tahoes, and you might be able to resolve the issue using one or more of them. Here are some tips on how to fix a power window not working in a Chevy Tahoe.

Possible Reasons Why Chevy Tahoe Power Window Not Working

Wiring or Fuses

Checking to find out if your Tahoe has blown a fuse is a good way to find out if it has blown a fuse. If the window does not go up or down even though it was supposed to, the fuse is probably blown.

It’s important that you have a fuse in the fuse box, also. Then you must find the power window fuse. It’s easy to know when a fuse blows, by checking it with a test light. You could even just remove the fuse and then inspect it to see if the fuse is ruined.

If that fuse blows, you can also replace the cap to cause the power window to stay put. Keeping the fuse light on and off will indicate that it is doing something wrong, and you’re going to have to replace the wiring harness.

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Window Switch

That power button on the power windows will cause all kinds of problems. They will be in direct contact with the outside elements whenever the door is open. It can be pushed out to the window motor with a simple 12v wire. It transmits signals to the power window motor.

If that circuit is turned on, 12 volt electricity will flow in as soon as you turn the key, and 12 volt electricity will flow completely away as soon as you are pressing the switch.

Power Window Motor

It is possible that the motors that power the windows on the Chevy Tahoe will eventually stop working.

You might even need to remove the entire front panel to get to the power window motor. Some power window motors are installed very tightly, so be ready to work with those issues.

If it turns on when you check the voltmeter, but it still is not producing power, it may be time to buy a new one. They don’t cost anything, but it can be a challenge to get all of those removed.

Window Revert Halfway

Chevy Tahoes are equipped with a special feature that prevents people from getting pinged or hurt when the windows are closed. If that window does not shut completely because there is resistance or some other obstacle, the door will re-open automatically.

Your Tahoe’s window may be stuck if it bounces back in the middle of operation because of the window frame’s high resistance.

In order to fix this problem, you can spray a thin coat of water-repellent silicone on the window edges. Then wipe the excess spray off with a clean cloth or towel.

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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.