Nissan Leaf Window Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/17/22 •  3 min read

Have you been driving your Nissan Leaf and noticed that the front or rear window of your car will not go up or down? This could be a very serious problem that needs to be fixed immediately. Several things can cause this issue.

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One of the most common reasons for this is that there is a faulty window motor in the vehicle. Another thing that can cause this issue is if there is something wrong with the electrical wiring harness inside the vehicle.

The main reason this happens is that there is an internal switch or circuit board inside the vehicle that has failed.

A faulty motor that was installed incorrectly could also cause it, or someone trying to fix another thing that is wrong with your car could cause it.

Symptoms

You may notice that the front or rear window of your Nissan Leaf will not go up or down. The windows may also have some sort of sticky residue on them. If you turn the vehicle on, the windows will go up, but they will immediately fall again when you turn it off.

This can be very dangerous if you are driving down the road and do not notice that your car has fallen apart and has broken glass in it. This can also cause an accident if someone hits you while your car is broken.

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Causes

Several things can cause this issue, but the most common is a faulty window motor. This is because the motor may have failed and there may be a terrible connection inside the vehicle.

Another thing that can cause this issue is if there is something wrong with the electrical wiring harness inside the vehicle. Someone installing an aftermarket radio or subwoofer that was not designed for your car could cause this.

Fixing

The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to fix this problem and make sure it does not happen again.

The first thing you will need is the parts needed for this repair. These parts include a new window motor, a new door panel, a new electric window switch, and two small screwdrivers.

If you are not sure where the electric window switch is located, consult your owner’s manual or ask someone who knows how to work on cars for help.

Also, consult your owner’s manual or ask someone who knows how to work on cars for help with the location of the electric window switch.

You will need to remove the rear seat from your Nissan Leaf. Then, use a flathead screwdriver to pry the door panel away from the vehicle.

Once you have removed the door panel, locate the electric window switch and note its location.

Next, you will need to remove the two screws that hold in place the power window motor assembly with a flathead screwdriver. Then, remove the electrical wiring harness from inside your Nissan Leaf and cut it off.

Place this assembly back into its original location on your Nissan Leaf and secure it with two screws on each side with a flathead screwdriver so that it does not fall out.

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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.

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