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1996 monte carlo windows will not go down or up from drivers side master switch and pass side switch will only go down. I know both switches are good, I pulled them and put in 1995 monte and they work fine in all postions. pulled the cover off pass door and tested motor directly works fine up and down. checked the continuity of each wire between pass door and drive door all fine. Its seems like I have a ground problem. does anyone know where the ground is being pulled from for the motors? is it

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It's in the circuit relay in the drivers master control pannel switch inorder to opperate these windows you actually have to short the power to ground inorder to move the windows up or down you need to repair/ replace the switch,
\015\012I had beat myself to death with that problem ,spent all winter taking my door apart to open and repair the door when the window kept coming out of it's tracks,Nice cars but boy never owned a chev that had as many problems as this one everytime you think you have it fixed another problem sneaks up and kicks you in the ***,good luck bud..
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