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Honda Accord Windows Not Working

In 2021, the Honda Accord ranked #1 in the Midsize Car category by U.S. News. It was the winner of the 2021 Best Midsize Car for Families award. Even with all that, it is bound to have an issue or two. Sometimes, Honda Accords’ power windows can have issues or even stop working.

Honda Accords are not known for having issues. But if you have a newer model Honda Accord with power windows, you could possibly have a problem with:

  • Malfunctioning power window switch.
  • Power window motor malfunctioning.
  • A wiring circuit malfunctioning.
  • Malfunctioning door motor.
Car door window

So, there are a few reasons that your Honda Accord’s power windows are not working listed above. There are also a few ways to find out why they are not working, and how to fix those problems. Keep reading to find out more information.

Honda Accord Power Windows Not Working

Car power window controls

Power windows can be a big convenience to your life, and it can be a pain when they stop working. If that happens though, there are ways to fix it. .

Check Out the Power Window Fuse

Troubleshooting can be a pain, but it is something that has to be done to find out what is going on with your power windows. This is the first step you take to fixing a bad power window in a Honda Accord.

First, you need to check to see if it is just one window that has stopped working or if it is all of the windows.

If all of the windows are not working, then you need to look at the fuse. Age can cause the window fuse to pop over time. Try turning the key to on, but do not start the car.

Try working the windows. If the windows do not make a sound and the glass is not moving, then your problem is likely with the fuse.

Honda Accord Power Windows Won’t Go Up/Down

Car parked on city streets

If you have replaced the fuse and the windows are not going up or down, it could be an electrical issue. This issue would be located under the dash. Unfortunately, this issue is not relatively as easy to deal with as a blown fuse.

Electrical Issues with Your Power Window

At this point you will need to have a voltmeter or a 12v test light. Run the voltmeter from the fuse panel down the wiring to the switch. Then you move on to the motor, doing the same, testing for 12 volts.

You may find along the way a corroded connector that may be causing the voltage to have issues. You could even find that the actual switch is bad.

At that point you can replace whatever is causing the issue, like the wiring or the switch.

Honda Accord Power Window Stuck

Interior of car

Great, now you have fixed the issue. It is working. You go to roll the window up or down and it gets stuck midway. Now what do you do?

Fix a Sticky Window

The good news is it happens to most windows at some point in time. Each car window has gaskets and seals to keep out water and most noise. Usually, if the window gets sticky, it is due to a torn or misplaced gasket.

If it is a case of a loose gasket, you should be able to repair it. Some sort of adhesive from a parts store should do the trick. All you need to do is take off the old adhesive with a lacquer thinner and glue the gasket back where it belongs.

If it is an issue with a torn gasket, repair the tear with a super glue. Be sure it is nice and sealed or you risk water coming through. Test repairs with water, for example spraying a water hose on it after you have completed the repair.

Your last option is to replace the gasket with a new part, which will definitely need to happen if you are missing the gasket.

Honda Accord Power Window Won’t Go All the Way Up

Car door window

Another issue you could be facing is a faulty window regulator. The window regulator is a mechanism that controls the gears that make your windows roll up and down.

There are two different types of regulators. The parallelogram, for manual windows, and the electric regulator, for power windows. .

Both of these systems are reliable, yet there are many parts inside the regulators that can go bad over time.

The first thing you should do is make sure the window lock is off on the driver’s side door. If it is locked, unlock it and give it another try. If that does not work, move on to the next step.

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If all the windows do not work correctly, it is probably a fuse or relay. But if it is just one window, you are probably looking at the regulator. A number of things could go wrong inside the regulator.

  • A cable or pulley could break or come loose.
  • The regulator may not have contact with the window to cause it to go up and down.
  • One of the gears within the regulator could break.

None of these issues are easy to replace or fix, so the simplest solution would be to replace the entire regulator.

Honda Accord Power Window Reset

Car passenger window

Sometimes you need to go ahead and reset your Honda Accord’s power window. If you have tried:

  • Replacing or repairing the power window regulator.
  • Power has been removed from the window control unit.
  • Replacement or repair of the window run channel.
  • Replacing the driver’s side door glass or repaired it.

If you have tried all of those tips, then you need to reset your power window.

Reset Your Power Window

Take these steps below to reset your Honda Accord’s power windows.

  • Turn on the ignition switch and roll the driver’s side window down.
  • Open the driver’s side door, then turn off the ignition switch.
  • Hold the driver’s side window control switch all the way down. Then turn the ignition switch on again and release the switch.
  • Repeat steps 1-3 three more times.

After completing these steps, wait 1 second then check to see if auto up or down work. If they do not, keep repeating the procedure several times. If it still does not work, you may have to try another solution mentioned before to get your windows working correctly.

Honda Accord Power Window Relay Location

Car rear view mirror

Located on the passenger side of the car under the dash, you have to remove the lower panel to see power window relay. The relay itself is actually located in the passenger multiplex control unit.

There are three relays in total in a Honda Accord. Each has a different uses. They include:

  • Relay for the rear defogger
  • Relay for power windows
  • Accessory.

The accessory and the power window relays are the same size.

Honda Accord Power Window Fuse Location

Car fuse box

Honda Accords come with owner’s manuals, as does every other car. Generally, they have the location of the power window fuse in that owner’s manual. But if you happened to not have kept the owner’s manual or have misplaced it, try these places:

  • Check under the dash on the driver’s side of the car.
  • Look on the driver’s side kick panel.
  • It could be on the side panel in the center console.

These are generally a safe bet on where to look in your Honda Accord for your power window fuse.

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