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Old 02-12-2011, 11:19 PM
SpencerSutton SpencerSutton is offline
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Unhappy power window switch / wiring problem. Need some help

Hey, I am having an issue with my power windows.... Can't seem to figure it out...
The driver's side window works fine. no problem. The passenger side is acting screwy, however.
All of a sudden a week ago, the drivers door switch doesn't work, and the passenger door switch only works to roll the window down. I removed the passenger side switch and ran power straight to the motor through the harness behind the switch and window goes up or down no problem, so window motor is fine. Went to junkyard today and found a new (old) switch. Plugged it in and same problem; down but no up.
Any electricians out there got an idea what it might be? I'm gonna try and find a drivers side switch at a different junkyard (Local Ford dealer wants 100 bucks for the switch. forget that...) and see if that's the problem....
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:13 AM
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Default Re: power window switch / wiring problem. Need some help

Its probably the drivers side switch, I had one that did that.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: power window switch / wiring problem. Need some help

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The passenger switch wont work properly if the driver side switch is messed up.
Meaning : If one or more circuits is bad on the driver's switch, the same circuits will be bad on the passenger switch as the passenger's switch is just an extension of the drivers switch.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:06 AM
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Default Re: power window switch / wiring problem. Need some help

The conductors to the passenger side window switch feed through the "neutral" position of the driver side switch for the PS window. If the contacts within the DS switch for the PS window are not making good contact in the neutral position, the PS switch will not work. This can happen regardless of whether the UP/DOWN contacts of the DS switch are working or not working.

If you have access, you could use a multimeter to look for high resistance contacts within the switch.

Or just try working the DS switch for the PS window back and forth many times. If that doesn't get the PS switch working, the DS side may require replacement.

Also keep in mind that the terminals for the plug connectors on the backs of the switches live in a damp environment inside the door. Good PM is to clean the plug terminals and apply dilectric grease to the pins. Your problems could be the cumulative result of corrosion on the terminals in one or both plug connectors and any of the contacts inside the switches.
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:57 AM
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Smile Re: power window switch / wiring problem. Need some help

Man I just was going to say the same thing with mine the pasenger window won't go down tryed putting a new moter and still nothing put on abattery and down it went and up .wife is not a happy camper and sumer is coming ,even with a/c we still like some air fress or not
I'm going right now and clean driver side switch hopping this work
thank you all for the help we like this truck she went to Edomoton and back with not a problem except this she ran through U S 85 miles a hour with not a cough for a 2000 she got bolls power to spare
thanks again will be back to let you know if that worked
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:11 PM
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Wink Re: power window switch / wiring problem. Need some help

it worked boy If only I know this before mother's day
a thousand time thank you
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