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Title: Galaxy Mk 1 Front Passenger window problems
Post by: Michael Grant on June 14, 2015, 11:02:00 AM
The front passenger window is stuck in 'closed' position.  When window switch is pushed the window does not budge but I can hear it clicking.  My Haynes Workshop Manual tells me to remove after removing door panel etc., to lower the window so as to access the two window clamps - but how do I do this if the window will not open ?  Any suggestions please.
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk 1 Front Passenger window problems
Post by: Chrispb on June 14, 2015, 04:01:59 PM
Hello and  welcome5

Check for broken wiring in the door gaiter first. See below

https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/ford-galaxy-repairing-broken-door-wiring/
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk 1 Front Passenger window problems
Post by: SilverBeast on June 14, 2015, 05:03:04 PM
Does it:-

(i) Make a constant repeated clicking?
(ii) Just click once when you press the switch?

I assume it does the same when trying to operate from either the switch on the drivers door, or the switch on the passenger door.

As Chris suggests door and hatch wiring is first thing to check.

The mechanism itself can also fail though I haven't experienced it myself.

If you are checking the wiring the you will need the door card off anyway, so can then see if there is a problem with the pulleys/pull cables on the mechanism.
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk 1 Front Passenger window problems
Post by: gregers on June 14, 2015, 09:00:07 PM
once you have checked the wiring,then if its still clicking then this may suggest that the wire within the regulator has over spooled and twisted round the plastic spool this stops the window moving as its now a mess within.if you find this is the case once you have taken it apart,then i wouldnt bother trying to straighten the wire as it will be kinked,i would think it would have stripped the grooves on the spool itself so no doubt will only jump off again.
either source another regulator from a scrappy or buy a repair kit from ebay.
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk 1 Front Passenger window problems
Post by: Michael Grant on June 16, 2015, 04:13:05 PM
Thanks for your suggestions but my problem is initially being able to lower the window to a point where I can undo the clamp bolts and release the glass after which I will be able to check out the motor and the regulator.  Any suggestions how to do this please - is there a way of manually lowering the glass?
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk 1 Front Passenger window problems
Post by: SilverBeast on June 16, 2015, 05:56:53 PM
Have you checked the wiring in the rubber gaiter between the body and the door?
This is a much more common  failure than the regulator (though I accept that it could still be that). If you have a damaged ground or power supply lead it would click then stall as it can't draw enough current through a faulty wire.  I would expect it to be easier to check the wiring with the window up as the glass won't be in the way ( fortunately I haven't had to do this myself yet, though I do need to check the drivers door as the speaker has stopped working).
Title: Re: Galaxy Mk 1 Front Passenger window problems
Post by: paulbol on June 25, 2015, 06:53:43 PM
Had same problem but mine wouldn't go up lol.  Everyone told me to check the wiring after taking the entire loom out, turned out to be the window motor, got one from scrap yard and works a treat now.

It was clicking when I wanted it to go up but no movement.  just swap motors and i'd say you'll be laughing!!

With regards to getting it out with the window up....not 100% sure this will work but its only cables not a solid window linkage, undo all 5 bolts holding it in and then lift enough to release the linkage mounts from the door pull down and the window should be free!!