Hoera! You have replaced your car battery, but now your automatic window function is not working. If the windows go up and down but the automatic function doesn't activate, there is a quick trick to reset the window. Try it out before taking your car to the garage unnecessarily.
Step 1. Put your key in the ignition
You can start the car or turn the key far enough to turn on the power windows.
Step 2. Make sure the windows are completely closed
Step 3. Roll down the window and hold the button for another five seconds
Press the automatic window button on the driver's side and let the window roll all the way down. Once it's all the way down, hold the button down for another five seconds.
Step 4. Immediately bring the window back up and hold the button for five seconds
Push the automatic window button up and let the window come all the way up. Once the window is all the way up, press and hold the button for five full seconds.
Step 5. Release the window knob
Step 6. Test the automatic window function
The automatic window function should be reset. If not, repeat the process and make sure you have rolled the windows up and down at the correct pause intervals.
- Wait times vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but the basic instructions remain the same. You can check with your car manufacturer to be sure.
- If the window function has stopped working for any reason other than replacing the battery, you may need to take the car to a mechanic.
- Some car models may require you to reset each window individually.