Power windows came into the scene even before the Second World War. As a matter of fact, prior to the introduction of the first electric power windows in 1941 which were activated by a small electric motor, some vehicles were already equipped with power windows operated by hydraulics or off the engine vacuum. Also, in the 1950s electric power was used to operate the tailgate window in many station wagons.
Basically, the power windows are activated only when the ignition system is turned on but modern automotive technology had greatly improved the performance of power windows. The so-called retained accessory power and the express down window were introduced. The retained accessory power allows the operation of the power window for ten minutes or more even after the engine had stopped while the express down window allows the window to be fully lowered even without pressing the switch until the window retracts.
Honda vehicles known to spearhead modern and hi-tech equipments are definitely installed with power windows. Aside from the electric motors that activate the Honda power windows, it is through the Honda window switch that the windows can be raised or lowered. The Honda window switch is the innovation of the hand-turned crank handle in raising or lowering the windows. Window switches are usually installed individually on each window and there is another set of window switch on the driver's door so that the driver can operate all the windows easily. There are also window switches located in the center console for accessibility to all passengers.
The modernity of the power windows have been an issue of safety matters. There have been recorded accidents that involved children being trapped that lead to suffocation since the window switch was accidentally pressed while the child's head was leaned out of the power window. To avoid this situation, most vehicles nowadays including your Honda made use of safety power windows. Safety power windows included two features of Honda window switch: the protective switches and/or the automatic reversal windows. Honda protective switches are designed to prevent the closing of windows inadvertently.
Power window lock-out switch is also loaded to your Honda vehicle which makes all the power window controls inoperable except for the master control mounted on the driver's door.
Always make sure that your Honda window switch is at all times operable. Any defect on your Honda window switch might cause inconvenience in opening and closing the power windows not to mention the fatal accident that it can lead to. Should there be a need to replace your Honda window switch, Parts Train can provide you with a durable and high quality Honda window switch.