The window's been fine as long as I've owned the car so I don't think it has an issue with the track. When you push the button to lift it, the lights dim, indicating to me that the wiring is OK because it's attempting to move but the window doesn't budge. I'm going to take it to a shop to fix it but wonder if I should buy a motor first, so the shop doesn't take the door apart and have to wait a few days if the motor is no good. I would think if the relay was the issue, the lights would not dim when the button is pushed?
Check the door jamb wires for grounding or touching each other. It is usually a mess in there when the windows don't work.
Remove the rubber covering in the drivers door jam encasing the wires
Check all wiring to see if they are broken frayed or touching
Reconnect --by color any damaged wires
Keep in mind you --can have broken wires under the wire coating so bend the wiring some to find those
Best to solder and heat shrink ( if you have the skills ) and add a piece of wire in the break if wire is broken allowing more wire flexability in that location
Then see if the window motor works
It may very well be worth it to install a new motor if you plan on keeping the car for the long haul as that will always be the window most used in the car
It did take me a while to adjust the window so it closed to the top of thevframe as it should
I found it took me a few days while riding around with the door panel off to get it right myself
My wife says -- Just turn the handle -LOL ! !!
You should look over the window tracks and clean them up if needed while inside the door
You would want to replace the paper inner moisture barrier ( a kind of wax paper that should be fried by now ) with a sheet of plastic to redirect any water coming into the door from the outside of the window ( rain )
Be sure your door drain holes at the bottom of the door are free and not full of dirt collecting and keeping moisture in the doors bottom area ( will rust ! )
Before doing anything in my two prior posts
Do this first
Simply remove the motor and clean to shinny metal --the grounds of the motor which are its mounting points to the door
A very good chance all could come back to working as it should by just doing that
Tha is a -- General Rule --for any electrical problems related to our year cars
Old dirty ground connections prevent electrical flow from happening
OK, all great tips, I'll try a few things before I put it in a shop, though generally I do not like to remove door panels on cars as there seems to be a bit of art to getting them back on just right. I have taken an engine apart down to the last piece and reassembled but I don't like door panels!