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What is the deal with the power windows, how come they are so slow?

The bluetooth is better than my audi as well as the electronic interface. The automatic window module should be a standard part they used so there is no reason it should move so slow.
 

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The window lift guide might need to be lubed or the window is binding some in the felt guide track I first get some silicone spray and spray the front guide felt
 

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The window lift guide might need to be lubed or the window is binding some in the felt guide track I first get some silicone spray and spray the front guide felt
I have the exact same issue as Grundoon - my windows are very slow.
 

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The window lift guide might need to be lubed or the window is binding some in the felt guide track I first get some silicone spray and spray the front guide felt
Any special silicon? also can you provide a visual on where to spray ? E.G

 

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Any Silicone the local auto parts store carries.Two places you can start with first the rubber seal that's on the opening of the door where the window hits spray it on wipe it off.The second place is when the window is down the seal that's guides the window that's attached to the side view mirror the spray usually comes with a straw I use the straw to spray the silicone into the opening of the seal and continue spraying so it travels down the seal to the bottom of the seal.Work the window up and down.If that doesn't work the door panel has to come off then use grease to lube the metal window lift track .
 

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Any Silicone the local auto parts store carries.Two places you can start with first the rubber seal that's on the opening of the door where the window hits spray it on wipe it off.The second place is when the window is down the seal that's guides the window that's attached to the side view mirror the spray usually comes with a straw I use the straw to spray the silicone into the opening of the seal and continue spraying so it travels down the seal to the bottom of the seal.Work the window up and down.If that doesn't work the door panel has to come off then use grease to lube the metal window lift track .
great -- thank you for the details...
 

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ive only replaced one widow regulator not because it failed but someone tried to break into the car and bent it .Over the years I've seen other cars have the same problem with dry seals not only Fisker
 

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The motor of my back door on the right side has been replaced a month ago...
It has been much slower than the other three and gave up lately. We siliconed it several times which always helped a bit... But :-(
 

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Any Silicone the local auto parts store carries.Two places you can start with first the rubber seal that's on the opening of the door where the window hits spray it on wipe it off.The second place is when the window is down the seal that's guides the window that's attached to the side view mirror the spray usually comes with a straw I use the straw to spray the silicone into the opening of the seal and continue spraying so it travels down the seal to the bottom of the seal.Work the window up and down.If that doesn't work the door panel has to come off then use grease to lube the metal window lift track .
I tried this, but no improvement. Anyone know how to get the door panel cards off?

Fred
 

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I silicon-ed the crap out of the window slots and sides as instructed on the forums and the windows started skipping. On the forums they said add a bit and my analogy was add lots and it will work better, right? The next day the silicon spray dries and then I used dishwashing liquid (it is a degreaser) with the water to clean the over-spray off both sides of the windows, I had to do it a couple of times since I used so much silicon spray, but the windows do move smoother and a bit faster now, so technically it did work.
 

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I tried this, but no improvement. Anyone know how to get the door panel cards off?

Fred
Two 30mm Torq are the only screws holding the door panel on . Remove the black access cover that's located in the door grab or the handle you pull to close the door . The black trim that's against the door panel a small screwdriver will pop it out . Remove the two screws then you need to use a door panel tool and start at the bottom of the door panel go between the door pane and the door and pop off the door panel its held in place pretty tight. Takes less then 5 minutes to remove
 

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Other suggestions?

I think my biggest issue with the slow windows is from the seals, which seems very tight. When I start to lower any of the windows, it's like I can hear the rubber-ish seal "gripping" the window when it first starts to move. Has anyone else experienced this?

I read Harley's recommendation to use silicone lubricant on the seal, and I tried it on one window. I sprayed it on a rag and tried to wipe all along the inside between the seal and the window, but it didn't seem to work. I raised and lowered the window a few times and then cleaned the spray off of the window.

So that brings me to a few questions:
Do these seals dry out and become more "sticky" with time?
Is my door/window seal too tight?
Do I need to soak the seal with silicone lubricant and let it sit for a while?
Did tinting the windows make this worse? I know when they apply the tint they use soapy water in a spray bottle. Unfortunately I can't recall if it was as bad before.

Thanks for any and all help!

Ed
 
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