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Ivyreign
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I have a Mini one hatch back 2010. The driver side window is a complete joke. I press the switch to go down which it does but I have to keep my finger on it it won’t go down with one touch. Then bringing it back up is even worse, I press the button (not holding it) it will go up halfway then will go back down another quarter. I press it once again and it goes up 3/4 then goes all the way back down and it does this all the time. When I keep my finger on the button to go up it does the same thing but after a few tries it does go up eventually.

It’s just a pain in the arse, any ideas how to fix or should I take it to the garage?

The window squeaks really bad as well which is even more annoying.
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Hi there, sorry to hear about this problem.

When anything goes wrong with the electrics in a car, there are a number of possible causes, so it can be difficult to sort it yourself. You will need to take it to a mechanic/garage. Just be careful who you select cos there are some dodgy guys around. Don't take it the wrong way, but assuming your name is Ivy, be even more careful cos some garage staff assume that women do not know much about cars, and try to make out it is a big thing, whereas in reality it might be something easy to fix like a fuse [just to charge you more].

Try and go somewhere recommended by a friend or relative from first-hand experience.

Best wishes & be safe!
M
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Hi there, sorry to hear about this problem.

When anything goes wrong with the electrics in a car, there are a number of possible causes, so it can be difficult to sort it yourself. You will need to take it to a mechanic/garage. Just be careful who you select cos there are some dodgy guys around. Don't take it the wrong way, but assuming your name is Ivy, be even more careful cos some garage staff assume that women do not know much about cars, and try to make out it is a big thing, whereas in reality it might be something easy to fix like a fuse [just to charge you more].

Try and go somewhere recommended by a friend or relative from first-hand experience.

Best wishes & be safe!
M
Hey thanks for your response, correct I don’t know much about cars. I’ll get my dad to come with me he doesn’t know much about the inner workings but he sells cars at his dealership so I imagine he could talk his way like he knows what he’s talking about aha.

Do you think it’s just something small like a fuse then? How much roughly will that cost?
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Hey thanks for your response, correct I don’t know much about cars. I’ll get my dad to come with me he doesn’t know much about the inner workings but he sells cars at his dealership so I imagine he could talk his way like he knows what he’s talking about aha.

Do you think it’s just something small like a fuse then? How much roughly will that cost?
A small fuse probably won't cost much but it might not even be a fuse. Cost depends on where you go to get it fixed and the parts that might be required.

I suggest maybe searching on ebay for electrical parts for a mini window to see what kind of price you are looking for in terms of price.
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(Original post by Ivyreign)
I have a Mini one hatch back 2010. The driver side window is a complete joke. I press the switch to go down which it does but I have to keep my finger on it it won’t go down with one touch. Then bringing it back up is even worse, I press the button (not holding it) it will go up halfway then will go back down another quarter. I press it once again and it goes up 3/4 then goes all the way back down and it does this all the time. When I keep my finger on the button to go up it does the same thing but after a few tries it does go up eventually.

It’s just a pain in the arse, any ideas how to fix or should I take it to the garage?

The window squeaks really bad as well which is even more annoying.
That was all Greek to me. But yh take it to a garage
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Hey thanks for your response, correct I don’t know much about cars. I’ll get my dad to come with me he doesn’t know much about the inner workings but he sells cars at his dealership so I imagine he could talk his way like he knows what he’s talking about aha.

Do you think it’s just something small like a fuse then? How much roughly will that cost?

The fact that the window does st [tho not what it is supposed to do ], tells me that it is probably a loose electrical component somewhere rather than a fuse - if by chance it is a fuse, it will take hardly a minute to replace, and it costs cashew nuts (- sorry I mean maybe a few pennies more than peanuts) - if your dad can locate the fuse card (I have not done it on a Mini ever - it can be in the engine compartment or below the dashboard) and if he has young eyes, he might be able to work out from the tiny writing on it which one is for the window - then it's a matter of trail and error - if a new fuse sorts it, you are laughing - o-wise it's back to garage again.


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