How To Fix Ford Auto Up Window Bounce Back

How To Fix Ford Auto Up Window Bounce Back


Hey guys, John here with RealTruck.com. We’ve had a lot of people calling in and asking
us about some issues they’re running into with the In-Channel Vent
Visors on a lot of different Ford cars and trucks from`08 all
the way up to the 2015 models. And the problem is that you put your
In-Channel Vent Visors on your truck or your car. You go to put the
window up and the window hits and comes back down. Well, that’s a safety feature
that Ford incorporated into these vehicles, so that way kids don’t
get their heads caught or the fingers caught or whatever in the windows. So now what we’re going to do is we’re going
explain to you how to fix that problem so that way when you put your
vent visors on your window, you go to roll up the window it goes up like
it’s supposed to. I’m going to show you an example of what the problem
is. When you put the visor on and you hit the auto up switch. What happens
is the window comes up, hits the visor, and goes back down. Well,
I’m going to show you how to solve that problem. All right guys, now to go through that procedure
of how to reinitialize this window, you have to make sure that you
do this with the door closed. So we’re going to close the door on
the truck. Now, the next step of that process is to take our switch
and you’ll have to do this for both sides. The back you don’t have to
worry about because it doesn’t have that feature. So what you want to do is go ahead and pull
up on your switch and hold it, and bring the window all the way up, to
its fully closed position and then give it about two seconds, one thousand
one, one thousand two count. And then you can let off the switch.
Now, what you’re going to do is leave this window up for at least 48 hours
and that will reinitialize the window bounce back feature. So there you have it, now if you’re having
an issue with your In-Channel Vent Visors, that’s how you reset it so your
window will work properly. So until next time happy motoring. Okay, guys I’m going to show you an example
of what the problem is. When you hit your audio up switch on your window
what’s happening is. Is the windows coming up, it hits the visor and then
goes back. And take three.

36 thoughts on “How To Fix Ford Auto Up Window Bounce Back

  1. Great! guys at truck shop were trying to sell me stick on window vents but I don't like the look as much as the in channel ones ,they said window will just come back down and they are having all kinds of problems with the auto up, I spent about 30 seconds and found your vid on how to fix that issue, great job, thanks

  2. There is another way to do this without having to wait 48 hours.  You need to pull the fuse for the power window while it is in motion. The window will stop working when you do.  Put the fuse back in and roll the window all the way down.  Then roll the window all the way up and hold for 2 seconds.  Then roll the window all the way down and hold for 2 seconds.  Rainguards must be installed first.  Do this for both sides.  Fuse location is in passenger floor kick panel.  Fuse location #1 and #3 I believe.  This will reprogram the sensitivity of the bounce back feature so it will work with your rainguards.

  3. will this work for chevy also?

  4. My window will not rise fully into the channel. It stops at bottom visor.

  5. I'm having a similar problem with my window on my 05 mustang gt, but I can't hold up on the window switch without it bouncing back so I can't hold the switch for two seconds. Any other suggestions?

  6. Safety feature is on the front windows only? How many kids are in the front seat, especially the driver seat?

  7. Yeah, I have a 2015 F150 and this method absolutely does not work like they make it seem too.

  8. None of the procedures discussed here worked on my '10 Lincoln Navigator. However, the following procedure did work… hope this helps someone else.

    Window Motor Initialization

    NOTE: Initialization is required to learn both the full up and full down positions and the profile of the glass as it travels through the glass channel. Once initialized, obstacle detection is enabled. This procedure is only required for Navigator (LF and RF) or Expedition (LF only) window motors.

    NOTE: The window motor must be reinitialized whenever: the motor is removed from window regulator drum housing, a new motor is installed, a new window regulator is installed, new window glass is installed, glass top run removal or installation is carried out or when carrying out any operation in which grease or lubricants are applied to the window system. All window components (window glass, window regulator, window motor and glass top run) must be installed and tightened to specification before carrying out this procedure. Refer to the De-Initialization Procedure prior to performing the window motor initialization (unless a new motor is being installed).

    NOTE: A new (or de-initialized) LF/RF (Navigator) or LF (Expedition) window motor will not operate in one-touch up or one-touch down mode until initialized. If a new LF/RF window motor has been installed, proceed to the Window Motor Initialization procedure in this section.

    NOTE: Excessive bounce-back (window reverses direction with no obstructions present) may indicate that a de-initialization procedure may need to be performed.

    De-Initialization Procedure

    1.Start with the ignition key in the RUN position and open one front door.
    2.NOTE: Steps 2 and 3 must be performed within 8 seconds.

    Turn the ignition key from OFF to RUN 5 times.
    3.Press the window control switch to the one-touch DOWN position (second detent) and release.

    Window Motor Initialization

    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.

    4.Start with the ignition key in the OFF position and with the LF/RF door open.
    5.Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
    6.Activate and hold the window control switch in the one-touch DOWN position (second detent) until the window glass stalls for 2 seconds at the bottom of its travel and release the switch.
    7.NOTE: After performing this step, wait a minimum of 3 seconds before operating the window control switch or ignition switch.

    Activate and hold the window control switch (with no interuptions) in the one-touch UP position (second detent) until the window glass stalls for 2 seconds into the glass top run and release the switch.
    8.Verify correct operation of the window by carrying out the one-touch up and one-touch down features. If the window does not operate correctly, carefully repeat this procedure.

  9. I didn't have a in channel visor. I think the window settings changed when I accidentally held the button while rolling them up or down while distracted. So, I fixed them following your steps. Then, I accidentally held them in the up or down mode again one day because, I was distracted again! LOL! And again, I fixed with these steps. Funny thing is, I went to the service department at the dealership, the service advisor didn't know how to fix and wanted me to drop my car off for a day! Thanks so much!

  10. I don't have a visor but in my 2016 truck any little bump or little rough road will make window bounce back down. It is so annoying the safety sensor is extra sensitive I don't think this will help but I'll try it

  11. I have a 2008 expedition with a new regulator. It goes up automatically and when it fully closes it comes back down a few inches. I've tried this reinitializing and it doesn't work. Any ideas would be appreciated

  12. This solution DOES work on my 2016 F-150. A few notes that I found make it easier though.
    1) I would suggest you have two people for this
    2) Put the in-channel visor in place
    3) Person #1 sit in the driver's seat so they can operate the windows from the inside
    4)Person #2 stand outside the window and slightly pull the in-channel visor outward at the top where it meets the door frame while the window goes up (this allows a bigger gap for the window to slide in)
    5)When ready, Person #1 raise the window…it will trip at the top and begin coming back down but keep the window button pulled up
    6)When the window has come to a stop (about halfway up), let go of the button and then quickly pull upward on it again
    7)This time the window should go up and stay up
    **I would suggest leaving the windows up as long as you can once they are closed to allow the molding more time to flex**

    Good luck

  13. is that the same process for a nissan murano?

  14. Omg thank you. this just started happening and your solution worked.

  15. Awesome!!! My 2017 Fusion started bounce back after just 400 miles. The Ford dealer wanted me to bring it in and leave it for a couple of days. Thank you.

  16. 2014 F350 all I had to do was with the key in the Run position with the engine off hold window switch up for 10 seconds

  17. this is not the normal procedure…..
    it can be done in seconds rather than 48 hours.
    here is the procedure….it works. just performed on a 2015 expedition

    NOTE:Initialization is required to learn both the full UP and full DOWN positions and the profile of the glass as it travels through the glass channel. Once initialized, obstacle detection is enabled. This procedure is only required for Navigator (LF and RF) or Expedition (LF only) window motors.

    NOTE:The window motor must be initialized whenever: the motor is removed from window regulator drum housing, a new motor is installed, a new window regulator is installed, new window glass is installed, glass top run removal or installation is carried out or when carrying out any operation in which grease or lubricants are applied to the window system. All window components (window glass, window regulator, window motor and glass top run) must be installed and tightened to specification before carrying out this procedure. Refer to the De-Initialization Procedure in this section prior to performing the window motor initialization (unless a new motor is being installed).

    NOTE:A new (or de-initialized) LF/RF (Navigator) or LF (Expedition) window motor will not operate in one-touch up mode until initialized. If a new LF/RF window motor has been installed, proceed to the Window Motor Initialization procedure in this section.

    NOTE:Excessive bounce-back (window reverses direction with no obstructions present) may indicate that a de-initialization procedure may need to be performed.

    De-Initialization Procedure

    Start with the ignition key in the RUN position and open one front door.
    NOTE:Steps 2 and 3 must be performed within 8 seconds.

    Turn the ignition key from OFF to RUN 5 times.
    Press the window control switch to the one-touch DOWN position (second detent) and release.
    Window Motor Initialization

    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.

    Start with the ignition key in the OFF position and with the LF/RF door open.
    Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
    Activate and hold the window control switch in the one-touch DOWN position (second detent) until the window glass stalls for 2 seconds at the bottom of its travel and release the switch.
    NOTE:After performing this step, wait a minimum of 3 seconds before operating the window control switch or ignition switch.

    Activate and hold the window control switch (with no interruptions) in the one-touch UP position (second detent) until the window glass stalls for 2 seconds into the glass top run and release the switch.
    Verify correct operation of the window by carrying out the one-touch up and one-touch down features. If the window does not operate correctly, carefully repeat this procedure.

  18. I have mustang 05 and I do have this problem. I am trying your steps but my window goes down even when I have the swtch up. cant fix thr problem. any idea how to solve my problem will be more than welcome. thank you all.

  19. Why are ford cars having so many problems the f150 is a popular truck with all that time and money u think ford could build something that doesn't have tons of issues

  20. My 2014 sienna passenger window does this now… goes up and then comes back down half way. I will try this hope it works

  21. Im working on a 2014 chevy Silverado with the same issue, do you know anything that would work on that?

  22. The 48 hour thing don't work taking the fuse out does

  23. I installed the weather tech window deflectors and did this and it still does the bounce back. Is there something I may have done wrong as far the whole installation process or is there another way to fix this. Also it was only the passenger side when i tried it, now both sides do it.

  24. The real method is, roll the window up or down and while it's moving disconnect the motor. Wait 5 seconds, plug the motor back in and then roll the window up. When it closes all the way keep your finger on the switch and hold for three seconds. Roll the window down and wait three seconds again. Problem solved. I work at a ford dealer and this is what we do, we don't wait for 48 hours. Our customers would be mad if we did. Lol

  25. sir u r a legend thank you

  26. How can you raise the window up all the way if the window is bouncing back?

  27. My Toyota Highlander is all (4)

  28. Mine isn’t rolling back down I already done this when I installed them. But my issue is the driver side front window rotated slightly forward when it gets up to the visor causing a bad seal.

  29. Oh and here is how to actually repair the issue you describe here on our 2016. It may work on older models also.

    1. When installed correctly, the bottom edge of the front deflector must rest on the door’s outer weather-strip molding and only the thin flange is in the channel between the glass and inner seal.
    2. Slowly raise the window up without activating the auto-up.
    If unable to fully close, have someone press the window between their hands upwards. Simultaneously raise the window up in small increments until
    fully closed.
    3. If safety features cause the window to go down, reset the window by:
    a. Roll the window down, hold the down button for 5 seconds.
    b. Raise the window without activating the auto-up feature. Hold the up button for 3 seconds.
    4. Leave windows closed fully for 12 hours. Deflector may take longer to acclimate below 60° F / 1

  30. Good job Doug burton.

  31. Wrong – wrong – wrong. All that happens during the 48 hour wait is that the wind deflector settles in the channel between the door and the glass.
    There is a relearning procedure for this but the method varies from model to model

  32. Doesn't work on a 2008 ford expi.

  33. This did not work on a 2009 Expedition with nothing blocking the window channel.

  34. After closing the door it comes back down any advice?

  35. No, wow.

  36. Does anyone have a fix for 2010 Navigator?

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