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GeorgeG
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Power Window Help

Post by GeorgeG » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:50 pm

I need help from all you electricians out there. I am definitely not an electrician. I want to check the operation of my power windows but can't figure out how to hook up a battery directly to the connector to test the operation. The connector has four wires going to it: black (which I assume is ground), yellow, green and red (see photo below). How do I connect the wires from my battery to check up/down? I want to check this before I hook up all the various switches and don't want to blow the motor.

Thanks.

George
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Early '61 slowly going back together...in family since new: my project
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Re: Power Window Help

Post by 55Greg&Amy » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:04 pm

Here is a picture of the window/seat instructions from Tapco.
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GeorgeG
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Re: Power Window Help

Post by GeorgeG » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:09 pm

That makes perfect sense. Thank you so much! Now I really feel like a dummy. Gotta learn electrical stuff one of these days.

George
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Re: Power Window Help

Post by stevegintn » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:53 pm

I really like that last paragraph Lol!
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Re: Power Window Help

Post by GeorgeG » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:38 pm

Just to complete this thread, thanks again Greg. Instructions worked like a charm, even to this non-EE guy. And guess what? My 58 year old window motors all work beautifully. Oh, and my power seat too. Good old American parts. Gotta love em.

Oh, and Steve, I ignored the last paragraph of the instructions. Probably put there by Tasco's lawyers who were worried that someone would get a shock. Wouldn't be the first time for me.

Moving on to engine/trans issues. I am pushing to get my baby on the road before the summer is over. Fingers crossed.

George
Early '61 slowly going back together...in family since new: my project
'75 Porsche 914 1.8 FI upgraded to 2.0 specs: my toy

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