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post #41 of 44 Old 10-01-2011, 10:43 PM
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Hi, it seems like Elaine had a great write-up on how to remove the rear window assembly on the T, I have an 1988 3.2 but it seems very similar. Both my Rear windows are stuck in the down position but they both worked a month ago just fine. I checked the fuse seems okay, tested the switches in the back by plugging the front door windows to them and they worked just fine. From reading some of the threads, I went through the side vents and top rear window opening. With the limited amount of space to work with, I was able to grab the motor wires with a coat hanger. I connected the motor wires directly to a 12v battery and tried to zap it back into life but to no avail. No movement what so ever. I can't believe both motors could have gone bad at the same time, especially when they were working every time I used them. I'm tempted to unbolt the whole assembly and try to see why the motors weren't working, but was wondering if anyone had alternatives:

1) Recommend a person or company that can rebuild the motor
2) Find a replacement motor/assembly from Fiat
3) Replace the whole thing with a manual hand crank

Any help would greatly be appreciated.
Could be a range of causes. If you can get replacement motors, that is likely the surest and most straight forward fix.
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Yours should be easier to access/remove on the transverse mounted engine I suspect. However, as you I find it difficult to believe both suddenly went south an fuses did not blow. Could a low power situation be involved? Brown out rather than surge? Out of my ability.

Can you remove an assembly for bench testing. Seems even if both motors went bad there are other issue(s).

Could weather have played a factor in locking old lube in the chanels causing motors to burn... and or roasting an inter relay. Ask or get electrical schematic (Taz's lib or FL's ) for ass'ce.
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Hi, it seems like Elaine had a great write-up on how to remove the rear window assembly on the T, I have an 1988 3.2 but it seems very similar. Both my Rear windows are stuck in the down position but they both worked a month ago just fine. I checked the fuse seems okay, tested the switches in the back by plugging the front door windows to them and they worked just fine. From reading some of the threads, I went through the side vents and top rear window opening. With the limited amount of space to work with, I was able to grab the motor wires with a coat hanger. I connected the motor wires directly to a 12v battery and tried to zap it back into life but to no avail. No movement what so ever. I can't believe both motors could have gone bad at the same time, especially when they were working every time I used them. I'm tempted to unbolt the whole assembly and try to see why the motors weren't working, but was wondering if anyone had alternatives:

1) Recommend a person or company that can rebuild the motor
2) Find a replacement motor/assembly from Fiat
3) Replace the whole thing with a manual hand crank

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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post #43 of 44 Old 04-01-2014, 05:23 PM
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I just completed the Ferrari Mondial T rear window fix. I would just like to add that a few steps that may make this project easier. If both of the bolts holding the convertible top are completely removed the entire leather panel can be carefully lifted out and the 2 bolts holding the actuator can be accessed much easier. I'm sure many people are wondering how long this project takes from start to finish, well for the first time expect to spend 2.5 to 4 hours to complete the job (excluding cleaning of the unit). I'm sure after doing it once the process could be completed in less than 2 hours. Also if after bench testing your motor it still don't work, remove the 2 screws attaching the loop to the motor (not the clip side) and carefully pry it apart not all the way just 1/4 inch or so. Then connect the battery again this may get it to work.
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Ferrari Mondial Rear Passenger Window

Hello,

I just completed the Ferrari Mondial T rear window fix. I would just like to add that a few steps that may make this project easier. If both of the bolts holding the convertible top are completely removed the entire leather panel can be carefully lifted out and the 2 bolts holding the actuator can be accessed much easier. I'm sure many people are wondering how long this project takes from start to finish, well for the first time expect to spend 2.5 to 4 hours to complete the job (excluding cleaning of the unit). I'm sure after doing it once the process could be completed in less than 2 hours. Also if after bench testing your motor it still don't work, remove the 2 screws attaching the loop to the motor (not the clip side) and carefully pry it apart not all the way just 1/4 inch or so. Then connect the battery again this may get it to work.
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