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Old 09-14-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I know most people (myself included) post only when we have a problem. I am today posting because I have a solution. It seems that everytime I take the car to the dealership to fix one thing, they give it back with something else broken. This time, I sent it in to have the door handles replaced (they wouldn't retract when pulled). They fixed it beautifully. But, to my amazement, the driver's window would now not go up all the way when the button was fully pressed. Also (and much worse), the window short-drop was totally disabled. When I closed the door, the window would not go up automatically that last quarter of an inch, so there was a gap. The dealership told me I had to take it back. Good lord.

Instead, I got on my trusty Mitchell On Demand 5.1, and I looked up the problem. Hallelujah! Ford has equipped our windows with an automatic calibration method. I don't know if others have the problem, but for the ones that do, here's the solution, from Mitchell's. So, credit to them. The problem took all of 7 seconds to fix:

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Old 09-14-2007, 06:39 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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this is also in the owner's manual. amazing how many folks dont read it.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:55 PM   #4
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Is it really? My 'stang didn't have one......I guess Mitchell's and Alldata will have to suffice for me....
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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Now it does........

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Old 09-14-2007, 08:07 PM   #6
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Dude, thanks!! Is it the same as for the 2005?
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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Dude, thanks!! Is it the same as for the 2005?
I use it all the time for reference for my 2005. Haven't found any glaring differences yet.....

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Old 11-20-2012, 05:00 PM   #8
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I have a question about the "calibration" procedure. My pass window clips the conv roof. Sometimes, the window stays on the outside of the roof. I afraid it might break the window someday. Otherwise, the short drop appears to be working properly. I performed the recommended de-initialization, re-initialization, and calibration procedures, and the window still clips the roof. It's beginning to fray. So, do you think this procedure actually calibrates? Do you think there's a way to adjust the "drop-distance"?
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:38 PM   #9
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I thought I would put my success up. Somewhere on this site someone said to fix the window of dropping half way after a new battery install simply turn the key to on, drop the window while disconnecting the battery. Turn key back off and then rehook battery. Done. Window fixed itself with no need to calibrate. I tried the recall rate and nothing worked. I called ford and they wanted $89 to relearn. Jeez, I just replaced the battery I didn't want to get scr&@. This small little issue might likely make me think twice about a ford. It was bad enough to have to buy a battery.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #10
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The motor can be de-initialized in 2 ways:
Disconnect the battery cable from the battery while the window is operating.
Remove the window motor fuse while the window is operating.
After the motor has been de-initialized, reconnect/reinstall the battery cable or fuse and carry out the initialization procedure.
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WARNING: Keep objects and body parts clear of the glass panel when carrying out the initialization procedure. During the initialization procedure, the glass panel closes with high force and cannot detect objects in its path. Failure to follow this instruction may result in serious personal injury.

NOTE: If this procedure is only partially completed, the front window motor remains non-initialized and may allow one-touch down operation, but does NOT allow one-touch up operation.

NOTE: The door MUST be closed during this procedure (for convertibles, the top and quarter glass must be in the CLOSED and UP position) in order for the door window motor to initialize.

NOTE: The windows must be in the full OPEN position for this procedure to operate correctly.

Press and hold the window control switch in the UP position at the second detent until the window glass stalls into the glass top run for at least 2 seconds.
Once the top run is reached, hold the window control switch in the DOWN position at the second detent until the window glass stalls at the bottom of its travel for at least 2 seconds.
Cycle the window glass up and down once more to set the window soft stop for the DOWN position.
Test for correct window operation by carrying out the one-touch up and one-touch down features.
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Did you get your window problem fixed? My window is fraying my top too.
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Spain1982 did you get the window problem fixed? My window is fraying my top too.
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Old 12-04-2014, 07:57 PM   #13
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Spain1982 did you get the window problem fixed? My window is fraying my top too.
I would try sending a PM to him. The post you quoted is over two years old; he also last logged on a month ago.
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Spain1982 did you get the window problem fixed? My window is fraying my top too.

1) This thread is many years old

2) I'm guessing your car is under warranty or recently ran out. Why would you not take it to ford now - or when the issue started to fray your top?
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Old 12-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #15
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Hello Florida Pony,
Sorry I haven't responded. I don't check the Forum regularly, but I received an email this morning about additions to the thread. The short answer is, "No, I haven't fixed the problem."
I paid the dealer $200 to adjust the window set-screws. If I open the door slowly, the window does clear the convertible top. But, since I'm the only one that knows or remembers to do that, and since it's the passenger door, well, it still nicks the top 99% of the time. Oh, and now the window leaks in really heavy rain or if I'm not careful with the hose when washing. I took it through a car wash once. I won't do that again.
I've used scissors to clip the fraying fabric. It looks better. I guess I've decided to live with it.
I had one other idea, to buy an aftermarket replacement window motor (available on Amazon) and try programming it to drop a little farther, hoping it would clear the top. I haven't tried that yet. I suspect the real problem is the position of the convertible top or the even the original design. Even if I can program the motor to drop the window another inch, if the window doesn't drop any faster, it will still nick the top.
Sorry that's not much help. If you try something different, pleas post it.
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Welcome to the forum, Florida pony! Have you addressed this with your Ford Dealer yet?

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My wife's 2011 convertible has exactly the same problem. The dealer rep was going to replace the top until he realized it was out of warranty. If we paused after unlatching the door and before pulling it open, it would clear the top. But now (cold weather?) it hits the top even if given time to drop.

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My window switches , both sides are so touchy, that just a very very minute touch will make them either go all the way up or all the way down, No such thing as getting them to stop where you want them to. Does the recalibration fix this?
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Hi folks,

My wife's 2011 convertible has exactly the same problem. The dealer rep was going to replace the top until he realized it was out of warranty. If we paused after unlatching the door and before pulling it open, it would clear the top. But now (cold weather?) it hits the top even if given time to drop.

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Have you been able to address this with your service manager? He is in the best position to ensure a proper diagnosis, and will be able to provide available options and/or coverage for any work needed. Also, remember repairs done at a Ford Dealer come with a 24 months/unlimited miles warranty.

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My window switches , both sides are so touchy, that just a very very minute touch will make them either go all the way up or all the way down, No such thing as getting them to stop where you want them to. Does the recalibration fix this?
Not sure if it’ll help, but it does not hurt to try, LaBelle. Here are the steps from the owner’s manual:

Restoring the Express up functionality (Front windows only)
Under low battery power conditions, Express Up only functionality may
be lost. To reset this function after restoring full battery power, pull the
switch to the Express Up position, hold the switch until the glass
reaches the stall position and continue to hold for 2 seconds. Push the
window switch DOWN and operate the window to the full down position.
Express UP will now be functional. Perform Express UP
re-calibration with door closed only. Calibrating with door open
will cause the window to continuously bounce back.


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[QUOTE=FordService;8453841]Hey 2012brembo50,

Have you been able to address this with your service manager? He is in the best position to ensure a proper diagnosis, and will be able to provide available options and/or coverage for any work needed. Also, remember repairs done at a Ford Dealer come with a 24 months/unlimited miles warranty.


My wife dealt with a service representative and his solution was to replace the top. Since we would be paying for it, it stopped there. We aren't going to spend what I'm sure would be a lot to fix something that was flawed from the start. Our mistake was timeliness and the cost was a ford dealership waving us down the road.
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