Window stuck up
2009 Vauxhall Tigra Cc

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Dave
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Problem added: Apr 12, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Vauxhall Tigra 2009. After disconcerting large plastic aircraft type plug between main body and drivers door, drivers window jammed up, and travelled past normal full height position without any operator intervention. . The window will no longer operate, nor can the door be closed, as the glass hits the roof / body. No fuses blown, door switch tested and operable. This is a catch 22 situation. You cannot close the door, you cannot drive the car. The car does not know if the window is open or closed.
Solution. The window regulator is inhibited and need to be reset. This can only be done with the door CLOSED. Catch 22. You cannot close the door!
Resolution. Removed door card, very similar to Corsa, take care to remove window / mirror switch, you will need this. Gain access to window and door regulator. Release window, one 13mm bolt at rear, and 1 locating post with slide clip at front of window. Drop window down carefully . Now remove, complete window regulator. Remove power plug to regulator motor. A real fiddly job, but can be done. You will need to sit in the car, with full regulator mech on knee, close door, and reconnect both window switch block and motor power plug. Switch on ignition. This will now allow operation of regulator mech to lower window mech to any position where the mech can be refitted and window reattached. On completion re-calibrate window by lowering and holding switch down for several seconds. The window should now operate OK.

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Tigra
Variant: Cc
Model Year: 2009
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
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Apr 12, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Or don't ,

" disconcerting large plastic aircraft type plug between main body and drivers door "
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Dave
Driver
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Apr 12, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
yep. I meant disconnect, or should I say DON'T disconnect the plug I wrote this early morning after nearly two days of trying to get to the bottom of the problem. No ignition on re connection, and its still drove the window right to the top. Beware!
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whittingehame
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Apr 12, 2021 (3 weeks ago)
Thanks for info , may help others .
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