Window motor fuse keeps blowing. No Ground. Damaged door harness wires.
1996 Honda Civic LX Sedan, 16 Valve SOHC
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FRONT PASSENGER WINDOW GOES UP BUT DOES NOT GO DOWN. FUSE NUMBER 10 KEEPS BLOWING.
So I took the door off and the looked at the harness, and lo and behold, the GREEN/BLACK and the RED/BLUE wires were bad. Soldered the GREEN/BLACK wire back together, and reconnected the RED/BLUE wire. That did nothing.
Back-probed the WHITE/BLUE wire (on the motor side, which is RED/BLUE on the connector side) and gave it ground. SUCCESS. The window actually goes down! But then the fuse keeps blowing. I’ve got an extra good motor and a regulator outside of the door, and it does the same thing, so I know it’s not binding linkage.
Maybe I’ve still got a bad ground where the RED/BLUE wire goes into the harness into the side of the door. It’s tough because it’s ripped out of the little wire socket place, not like a damaged wire that you can just solder. So I just try to poke it back in. Also tried sticking a sharp needle in there and then connecting the RED/BLUE wire to the needle, but still nothing.
YOU MAY STOP READING HERE AND SKIP THE FOLLOW PORTION. (Because I don’t know if it’s relevant or makes sense or something.)
Here’s the interesting part. If the temporary ground is connected, and I go up, the fuse blows. If I disconnect the ground, I can go up as much as I want with no problem. And if I want to go down, I reconnect the ground.
I think, and I could be wrong, that if with ground connected, I first go up, it’d be okay. But if I go the opposite direction, down, it’ll blow. Or if I first go down, it’d be okay, but if I then go up, it’ll blow. I’m not sure if I’m remember this correctly, but this could be the case. Maybe some magnetic reverse polarity something something magic going on? I have no idea what I’m doing.