1996 GTS door keeps popping open, and slow window roll down

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  1. Damion Green

    Damion Green Enthusiast

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    My 1996 passengers side door keeps popping open? also the Drivers side window moves SLLLLLOOOOOWWW. The passengers side does not, what todo?
     
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    Barry VCA Member - Midsouth

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    Viper doors are fragile. The hinge on my passenger door is shot to the point I can not align it properly. Time for a new hinge. I wonder where they stole that part from? The wiring going into the door is also fragile and tight. If any of the wires break your door will not work.
    As for the windows I would like to know the answer to that myself since I have one doing the same thing.
     
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  3. Dirk Pitt

    Dirk Pitt Enthusiast

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    Both windows on my '97 are painfully slow as well. I assume it's either the motor or something that needs lubricated in the mechanism. I'd also appreciate any insight before I start taking things apart.
     
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    The hing I believe is a simple piano style (because Kwality).
     
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    Just to pass some knowledge along, I have heard that the doors pop open IF they get wet and the water leaks into the door and triggers the electronics. Why it continues todo that as it gets dry? I dont know. But a week after the thing sees rain the door popping seems to go away.
     
  6. lane_viper

    lane_viper Enthusiast

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    Check the bundle going into the door at the hinge. You may have chaffed wires that is causing a short.

    You may also have faulty door contact switches. I just had to replace one on my 96 due to passenger side not opening from the outside.

    If you need info on the switches, check my thread https://www.viperclub.org/vca/threads/another-door-wont-open-thread.676154/

    Just a thought.
     
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    Bonkers VCA Venom Member - Northeast

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    My first thought would be be the wiring harness
    as well. The wires tend to break from age and
    wear across the hinge. If you lose the ground it
    too can do some really weird things.
     

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