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Does anyone know if there should be a bolt through the hole circled in red? My driver's side window on my Elise will not go up at all. The issue started a few days ago where it would not go up. It eventually went up and functioned fine for a few days. But now the window is stuck all the way down. I ruled out the switch and fuse by swapping from the passengers side. I would like to test the motor by connecting power directly to it, but I can't reach the harness. Anybody have a trick to getting to the motor wires? I was going to remove the door handle assembly next and try to get to it from there...
 

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Check and make sure you are getting power to the switch and motor first. Mine was like this when I bought it only rolled all the way up and it was a broken wire right where the door hinges. Easy fix- Good Luck:shift:
 

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I don't see any exposed wires to probe at the door hinge. I'm pretty sure the switch has power. I can see a small arch when I press down. Nothing though when I press up. I'd like to check power at the motor, but I can't find where the wiring is b/c the opening in the door is so small.
 

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Have you checked the fuse - I've gotten deep into too many things that turned out to be a fuse.

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Yes, there should be. Those bolts love to fall out, it's a common source of rattles. One of mine was missing when I bought mine.

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f101/part-bolt-id-drivers-door-window-assembly-118233/ has more info.

I'd recommend replacing it and playing with the window a bit before you try to manually power the motor. I think your window might have shifted a bit from the missing bolt and is now bound up/stuck on something, so powering the motor *might* just burn it out or break the window.

If it still doesn't work I think you're on the right track, but it's worth checking whether the window is stuck first.
 

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Fuse and switch were swapped from passenger side, so I ruled that out. I tried 'helping' the window up by lifting from the rear bottom of glass while pressing the button up, but there's no movement. There's a lot of play in the back of the window but not at the front. Not sure if it's binding at the front b/c I can't get my hand in there to wiggle it. I found these parts laying in the bottom of the door. The black piece looks like a cable clip, and the white piece is a plastic spacer. Not sure where they came out of...
 

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