Ford Power Window bounce back?

  • What causes Ford power window bounce back? Ice, contaminant buildup and tight spots in the window seals can cause the bounce back feature to kick in. If the obstruction is encountered within 0.15″ ”and 7.87” of the window closed position, the glass will bounce back to within 9.84” of the full closed position.

What is window bounce-back?

Bounce-Back The window automatically stops and reverses if it detects an obstruction. Close the window until it reaches the point of resistance and let it reverse.

How do I reset my Ford power window?

Lift and hold the window control switch until the window is fully closed. Keep the window control switch held for a few seconds. Press and hold the window control switch until the window is fully open. Keep the window control switch pressed for a few seconds.

How do you fix a car window that won’t roll up?

Here are some basic troubleshooting tips to try when your electric windows won’t roll up or down:

  1. Check the window safety lock-out switch.
  2. Check the fuses.
  3. Push the window switch up and down and listen.
  4. Push the window switch and watch the dash gauges.
  5. Try the other switches.
  6. Swap switches if possible.

What causes car windows to open on their own?

So, what is causing the surprise window openings can be explained by accidental button pushes. Whether carried in a bag or in a pocket, something pressing on the unlock button for an extended period can and will activate the feature, if the key fob is within 50 or so.

How do you manually roll up a power window?

How to Pull Up Power Window Manually

  1. Step 1: Take Out the Door Panel.
  2. Step 2: Detach the Window from Motor.
  3. Step 3: Find and Disconnect the Motor.
  4. Step 4: Attach the Window to the Motor and Raise It.
  5. Step 5: Put Back the Door Panel.

Why does my window go down but not up?

It might be as simple as a fuse or as complicated as the mechanism jammed and burned out the motor. If a window goes down but not up it is usually a bad switch. In that case you replace the switch. If you are a real redneck you might try taking the switch apart and cleaning the contacts.

How do you reset the windows on a Ford Mondeo?

To reset the windows, follow these steps:

  1. Hold down the down switch until the window is fully lowered.
  2. Release the switch momentarily, and then press down again for 5 seconds.
  3. Hold down the up switch until the window is fully raised.
  4. Release the switch momentarily, and then press up again for 5 seconds.

How do I know if my power window switch is bad?

If you suspect your power window switch is going bad or failing, watch for the following symptoms:

  1. All the windows quit working.
  2. Only one window stops working.
  3. Window works from master switch only.
  4. Windows work sometimes.

Ford Power Window bounce back

In the olden days, the power window switch controlled the power window motor by switching between the +12 and Ground terminals. If the window is moved down or up, the two-wire motor connector would get +12 volts and
ground, while the window is moved in the other direction would receive Ground and +12. That has altered with the advent of auto up/down and anti-pinch functions. The latest technologies include intelligence into the window motor and are capable of detecting impediments. The power windows on Ford vehicles are fitted with an obstacle recognition system.

Ford power window with auto up/down

Ford provides a one-touch power window mode on the driver and passenger side windows of the front vehicle. Unlike other cars, the switch in these vehicles merely serves as an input to the door motor module, which is integrated into the window motor. The motor is not powered by the switch in this case. It is this module that controls the direction of the glass and determines when it should come to a halt. Whenever an obstruction is detected by the motor, the glass will reverse direction. Ford Power Window Bounce Back is the name given to this safety feature.

How the Ford power window one-touch feature works

The up and down movements of the front driver and passenger window switches are controlled by two detent positions on each switch. As soon as the operator chooses to open or close the window without using the auto up/down feature and moves the window switch to the first detent position, the switch sends a 12-volt low-current signal to the motor on either the up or down wire, requesting an up or down movement. In contrast, when a user requests an automatic up/down movement and moves the switch to the second detent, the switch sends a 12-volt signal to both the up and down wires.

A switch that is moved too quickly (less than 5-milliseconds) between the first and second detent will not be able to detect the intended direction of movement and the window will remain stationary.

Diagram of the wiring for the Ford power window

If the operator tries changing direction during auto up/down

The window will come to a complete halt for one-half second before reversing direction.

Ford power window one-touch mode initialization

One-touch mode on Ford power windows that have been previously configured must be initiated in order for the feature to function properly. If the functionality is not initialized, the window will cease moving as soon as the driver releases the window switch from the driver’s control panel. Detailed instructions on how to activate the Ford Power Window One-Touch function may be found in this blog post

Obstacle override and Ford power window bounce back

The front windows equipped with the one-touch function are fitted with a security override mechanism that detects and ‘bounces back’ when an obstruction is detected. As an example, if a window is being raised manually or automatically and comes into contact with an object, the window will reverse direction and go to a pre-determined bounce back position to avoid being damaged further.

It is possible to disable the bounce back safety feature by pressing the window switch again within two seconds after it being deactivated by the window stopping.

What causes Ford power window bounce back?

The bounce back function can be activated by ice, pollutant accumulation, and tight places in the window seals, among other things. As long as the impediment is met between 0.15′′ and 7.87′′ from the window’s fully closed position, the glass will bounce back to within 9.84′′ of the fully closed position. If the window obstacle is more than 7.87′ from the top of the window, the window will halt 1.96′ below the obstruction and will not close.

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Diagnose Ford power window bounce back

Check the window channels for dirt accumulation or window channels that have been constricted. You may use silicone spray or dry teflon lube to flush out any debris if you don’t notice anything right away. Then move the glass up and down several times to ensure that the lubricant is evenly distributed. When everything else fails, remove the door trim panel and look inside the window regulator to see whether the wires and idlers are damaged. 2021: Inspect for damaged or binding components. Rick Muscoplat is a professional musician.

One-Touch Power Windows – FAQS

It is possible that your car is equipped with a function that allows you to open or close your windows completely without needing to hold the button down. To open the windows with a single touch, do the following:

  • Press and hold the control for a full second before releasing it. To close the window, press it one more or raise it.

To close the windows with a single touch, do the following:

  • Lift the control to its furthest extent and then release it. To close the window, press it one more or raise it.


When it detects an impediment, the window immediately stops and reverses. To disable the bounce back function, do the following:

  1. Then reverse the window closure until it hits the point of resistance.
  1. Within two seconds, lift the control to override the functionality and shut the window. The ability to bounce back has been deactivated, and you may now close the window manually. After passing the point of resistance, you will be able to close the window completely.

Resetting Bounce Back

Up to this point, the bounce-back feature will stay switched off in the computer’s memory. To clear the memory, perform the following actions:

  1. Hold down the switch for as long as it takes to completely open the window. Continue to hold the switch firmly in place for a few seconds
  1. Continue to lift and hold the switch until the window is completely shut. Maintain control of the switch for a few seconds.
  1. Hold down the switch for as long as it takes to completely open the window. Continue to hold the switch firmly in place for a few seconds
  1. Continue to lift and hold the switch until the window is completely shut. Maintain control of the switch for a few seconds.

The actions outlined above must be completed within 30 seconds of the process being initiated.

Additional Information

Global Open / Close Windows Feature

Window bounce back- won’t close. PROCEDURE TO FIX.

I understand there is already a discussion concerning the car wash and the window not shutting, but I am publishing this here for anyone who are interested in the solution to the problem. I apologize for the inconvenience. Yesterday, it began to rain where I live, and I attempted to raise the passenger front window with the auto-up feature. It automatically moved up to approximately a quarter of the way open and then back down to the original position. It happened even when I tried to manually close the window (by pushing the window switch just to the first (manual) detent), the window would move up, but as soon as it reached the top (resistance), it bounced back down all the way and then stopped at 1/4 open, so I gave up.

  • As a result, I had to reset the window to its default settings.
  • Once the power has been taken, it may be restored, and then the learning process may begin.
  • In addition, if you disconnect the battery cable, you may lose power to the entire vehicle, which may result in difficulties with the audio system or other components (forgetting presets, causing ‘glitches’ in its memory etc).
  • Remember the days when a fuse panel was situated on the side of the dash as you opened the door of your car?
  • When working on your car’s fuse panel, it’s necessary to partially remove the front ‘beauty panel’ at where your knees go, then reach through with long needle tip pliers and carefully grip the fuse while the window is still moving.
  • However, when you are alone, this stage is the most straightforward.

And this would only be done when a window motor or other component needed to be changed, which is not likely to happen. OK. So, with all of that being stated. The Re-Initialization technique is carried out as follows: Initialization of the window motor

  • It is necessary to do an initialization in order to learn both the full UP and full DOWN positions, in addition to learning the profile of the glass as it passes through the glass channel, before any data can be collected. Once the system has been established, obstacle detection is enabled. A fresh (original factory setting) or de-initialized window motor will not function in the one-touch up mode unless it has been properly configured. NOTE: When the window motor is removed from the window regulator assembly, a new window regulator is installed, a new window glass is installed, a new top run is installed, or any operation in which grease or lubricants are applied to the window regulator or glass run, the window motor must be de-initialized and then initialized again. When troubleshooting a window switch issue, it is recommended that the window initialization routine be followed prior to installing a new window switch. NOTE: Before beginning the initialization operation, make sure that all window components (window glass, window regulator, window motor, seals, and glass top run) are properly placed and tightened to the manufacturer’s specifications.

The de-initialization technique is as follows:

  1. To begin, turn the ignition key to the ON position. Using one of the following techniques, operate the window control switch in one-touch mode (second detent—window button completely UP) and disconnect power from the window motor while the window is still moving: A) Disconnect the vehicle battery cable while the window is moving
  2. B) Disconnect the window motor connection while the window is moving
  3. OR C) Disconnect the window motor connector while the window is not moving. C) While the window is moving, remove the window motor fuse (this is the quickest and most straightforward approach while working along the track)
  4. As a result, the window motor will be de-initialized and the window motor will be reset to its original factory settings
  5. In order to switch on the one-touch up function, reconnect the battery cable and window motor connection, or reinstall the window motor fuse, and then go through the setup procedure.
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The following is the technique for initialization:

  • It is important to note that the window must be completely open in order for this technique to work properly. As a result, if the switch is in any position other than FULL OPEN, you must manually activate the switch (first detent) to fully open it. NOTE: If just a portion of the initialization method is performed, the window motor will remain un-initialized and will not work in the one-touch up mode.
  1. Turn the ignition key to the ON position
  2. Activate and hold the window control switch in the UP position at the second detent until the window glass stalls for 2 seconds into the glass top run, then release the control switch. In the DOWN position at the second detent, activate and hold the window control switch in this position until the window glass stalls for 2 seconds at the bottom of its travel, and then release the switch. Carry out the one-touch up and one-touch down functions to ensure that the window operates correctly.

It is very likely that you will not be able to achieve Auto-Up operation. So. if Auto-Up isn’t working at this point, you’ll need to follow these instructions:

  1. Using your fingers, lift and HOLD the switch until the window is completely CLOSED, then release the switch. Lift the switch one more time for one more second
  2. Simply press the switch and hold it in place until the window is completely OPENED, then release the button. Tilt the switch UP and HOLD it until the window is completely CLOSED
  3. Open the window with Auto-Down enabled and see whether it can be closed automatically
  4. The technique should be repeated if the window does not close on its own

Finally, some last thoughts. It was a real pain in the rear to complete the tasks listed above. It was successful. My window (which was in the front passenger seat) is now fully functional. BUT.I couldn’t stop myself from thinking. What if I was someone who was not technically savvy? Someone who was not confident in their ability to pull fuses, etc. Well. So, I think the only solution is to take it to the dealership’s service department. I’ll have to see if there are any Technical Service Bulletins on this.

At the very least, this will solve the problem.

Window bounce back disable.

I’m going to quote from another topic. An edited version of one of my earlier postings was included here. This was for a 2011, and I’m not sure whether this approach is still valid for the 2015 version. ‘ There is a solution for people who own 2011-up Ford F150s who desire or already have in-channel vent visors but are experiencing or are concerned about the safety feature (bounce back) that these trucks are equipped with. It is necessary to retrain the windows following the installation of the in-channel vent visors.

  • This does not disable the safety feature; rather, it alters the amount of force necessary to have them bounce back to their original position.
  • They are 30 amp fuses that are positioned in the kick panel on the passenger side in fuse locations 1 (drivers) and 3 (passenger) (passengers).
  • It’s necessary to have the window completely down in order to retrain it to the up position.
  • Once in the auto down position (second detent), push the switch all the way down and keep it there for 2 seconds or until the window reaches the fully open position.
  • Check for correct operation, and then repeat the process on the other two windows.
  • Please keep in mind that the bounce back function is deactivated during the up and down training and will not enable the window to bounce back; thus, keep an eye out for your fingers and any other impediments in the window’s path when executing this operation.
  • It was successful for me.’

Window Bounce Back – Fix (hopefully)

This is a quote from a post on another blog that I found interesting. It appears to be superior to any of the overarching advice or practices I’ve read about here or in my service manual so far, but I haven’t had much success with it yet. In my little testing thus far, I have discovered that it may (and the emphasis is on may) function best when the vehicle is hot from roasting in the summer heat. I’m going to try it again, but at the very least, you can de-initialize the autoup/bounceback function by following the first section of the tutorial.

Ford was gracious enough to leave a hole/pocket in the trunk where the fuse and/or fuse puller may be inserted.

This is something I’ve had to learn the hard way.

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  • I chose the option of removing the fuse because it was the most convenient: De-Initialization Note: Before beginning the initialization method, the front window motor must be de-initialized (that is, reverted to its factory default settings).
  • Start the vehicle by turning the key in the ignition.
  • Disconnect the vehicle’s battery cable while the window is in the process of rolling down.
  • While the window is still moving, remove the fuse for the LH or RH front window motors.
  • Perform the initialization procedure to enable the one-touch-up feature.Initialization Procedure WARNING: When performing the startup operation, be sure that no items or body parts come into contact with the glass.
  • Taking this advice seriously might result in significant bodily injury.
  • NOTE: If the initialization method is only partially finished, the front window motor will remain de-initialized and will only work in proportional up/down and one-touch down modes until the remainder of the operation is completed.
  • Start the engine by turning the key in the ignition.
  • Pull the window control switch up to the second detent and keep it there for 2 seconds, during which the window glass will stall and stall for 2 seconds into the glass top run, then release the switch.
  • Activate and hold the window control switch in the DOWN position at the second detent until the window glass stalls for 2 seconds at the bottom of its journey, then release the switch and repeat the process with the other window.

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2011 Auto Up window bounce back

After reading the owner’s handbook, I began to question whether the Bounce-Back Override stated therein was a temporary or permanent feature. Currently, I do not have the In-Channel window visors fitted in my vehicle. In order to determine whether the bounce back override was permanent or not, I used a gardening rubber covered foam knee pad (18’x24’x1′) as the sacrificial material in the window to test the theory. I reasoned that it would not cause any damage to the glass or door frame. DESCRIPTION OF THE TEST: 1.

  • To achieve this, insert the knee pad directly in front of the window and pull up the window switch to the second detent (Auto Up), then release the switch.
  • (See video below.) 3.
  • When the knee pad was in position, the window ascended until it came into touch with the knee pad, at which point it reversed direction and went back down.
  • The knee pad was removed, and the window was totally closed and stayed closed.
  • Retracted the window, inserted the knee pad, drew the window switch to the second detent position, and released the window switch.
  • Pulling up and holding the window switch this time (within the 2 second time restriction) when the window was about to reach the down position.
  • On the knee pad, the window remained up.
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After allowing the window to rest for 5 seconds, press the switch to roll down the window.


Conclusions: 1.

It makes no difference whether you pull and release the window switch or continue to keep the switch in the fully up (2nd detent) position during Bounce Back Override activation; the window will move up and stop.


In addition, the bounce back override does not appear to be a permanent option (as I had thought).

Unless otherwise specified.

It stayed in place.

After allowing the window to sit for approximately 20 seconds (it was determined that the knee pad had compressed some), the window was brought down by pressing the window down switch.

That was not the conclusion I had intended to see come to fruition. After that, I’d like to know whether there’s anything the dealer can do to prevent the bounce back procedure from occurring again.

Bounce back Power window Auto up

8:00 p.m. on January 8, 2013 Junior MemberThread StarterJoin Date: January 2013Posts: 15Returning to the forum Auto-opening power window Has anyone else have this problem where the Auto up button keeps bouncing back? I attempted the reset mode and disconnected the battery connections, but I’m not sure how long I should leave them disconnected. Is it really just 10 minutes? On January 9, 2013, at 4:34 a.m. Date of joining: June 2010Number of posts: 11,831 For a 20-minute test, hold the battery terminals together and reattach them to the battery before continuing on.

  1. Junior MemberThread StarterJoined the group in January of 2013.
  2. No more obnoxious auto-ups LOL The time is 3:44 p.m.
  3. Date of joining: June 2010Number of posts: 11,831 We’re glad we were able to assist.
  4. Oh my goodness, it’s doing it again.
  5. I’m assuming it reprogrammes itself?
  6. On January 10, 2013, at 9:14 p.m.
  7. I detached the battery from my 2006 Ford Five Hundred Sedan SE modeli and it ran good for a few of hours with no bounce back, but now it’s doing it again, and I’m wondering whether Ford can disable the power up feature or something.
  8. 6:00 p.m.
  9. Okay, so today I dismantled the door and lubricated the track, but the problem remains the same.
  10. Date of joining: January 2015Posts: 26 Do you have any fresh ideas about how to resolve this issue?
  11. on January 8, 2017.

How to reset one-touch auto windows on Ford F-150

It is possible that your Ford F-150 is equipped with a one-touch power windows function, which automatically opens and closes the windows with a single push of the relevant switch. You may need to reset a window if it does not completely close while it is in auto mode. Ford F-150 14th generation 2021 and above will have one-touch open/close controls. It is possible that the procedure described in this article will work for previous models and other Ford cars in addition to the 14th generation F-150 depicted in this post.

  1. Depending on the model of your Ford F-150, you may be able to use one-touch power windows, which allow you to open and close your windows with a single push of a button. You may need to reset a window if it does not completely shut while it is in automatic mode. Ford F-150 14th generation 2021 and later models will have one-touch open/close switches. It is possible that the procedure described in this article will work for previous models and other Ford cars in addition to the 14th generation F-150. Carry out all stages within 30 seconds of commencing the process, unless otherwise specified.

Note: If the window does not close when you utilize the one-touch method, repeat the procedure.

Got the dreaded window bounce-back bug

In the evening of the previous day, I was charging my car at a Chargepoint station while eating supper at a neighboring restaurant. When I completed my dinner, the car wasn’t quite finished charging, so I opted to roll down both front windows for air and wait in the car for another 15 minutes to allow it to complete the charging process completely. After starting the car and rolling up the front windows, both of them refused to go up and bounced back down as if there was an object in the way (there wasn’t, by the way, on either side – I double checked).

Thank goodness I had my phone nearby and was able to view this YouTube video:I had to attempt it 3-4 times for each window before I was successful, but I was ultimately able to reset both windows and they have been working perfectly ever since.

I’m disappointed since I’ve just had the car for a little over 4 months, when I never had this problem with the 2013 hybrid that I traded in, although having had it for 3.5 years (and it was 20 months old when I first bought it).

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