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C900 Slow Window Syndrome
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Do you have sloooowww window motors?

C900 power windows are not that fast to begin with, so when things get old and worn out, they get really slow.

Luckily, Saabs have 3 main areas that slow these things down:

1. Window switches get corroded
2. Window motors get rusted
3. Window mechanisms get corroded

The first thing to do is tackle the switch first. If you have one side that goes up faster than the other, just swap switches and see if that fixes the problem.
If the window goes up faster, than you can either replace the switch for about $50 or clean the contacts. Just use a small flat edge screwdriver and pry up the cover. Then slightly bow the bottom sides and the bottom of the switch will come out. Then use some contact cleaner and a Q-Tip and rub the two metal surfaces.
The corrosion prevents the electricity from going through the switch, which gives the motor less current to work.

You can also try to replace the blown light if you really feel like a challenge!

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For convertible owners and 2.1 Non-turbo owners, SAAB changed the design to the switch pack. The procedure is similar.
Take apart the switches and clean all of the contacts!






If the switch doesn't fix the problem, then it's time to remove the door panel and take a look at the mechanism and motor!



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