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Old 05-19-2003, 08:26 PM   #1
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Okay ive got a weird problem with my switches....
let me start by saying every window works like they should - up, down.
But! the drivers controls will not roll the rear passenger window UP, But it will roll the same window Down. Okay now onto the "problem window'* switch" which is the same window as mentioned before, the switch will do just the opposite.... the switch will not roll the window DOWN only UP. this window is the only one that i have a problem with, i dont understand why it would do this...figured maybe a switch was bad but it kinda seems related to me or somthing of the like. any ideas guys?
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If you can roll it up-down with the switches on the door itself and not with the drivers control you prolly have bad switches.
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Every other switch works just fine besides the drivers switch (one for the rear pass. window) and the switch in the rear (for the pass. side window)
i dont understand why i have to roll the window down with one switch, and roll it up by another. maybe its a weird co incidence or somthing, im not too worried about it right now but im planning on fixing EVERY little thing on this car, these bonnies are just too nice to let be run down like this. it will bother me until it works as came from the factory!
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Another possibility, if the switches check out OK, is I've seen a broken wire in the loom coming out of the driver'* side door. I've seen this more than once but its always been on the driver side door. It may be because that door opens and closes the most.
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True! So true I had to route new wire for my door speaker for the same reason.
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Another possibility, if the switches check out OK, is I've seen a broken wire in the loom coming out of the driver'* side door. I've seen this more than once but its always been on the driver side door. It may be because that door opens and closes the most.
Yes. There is an interlock between the "local" switch on each door and the main panel on the driver'* door, so that you don't have a complete meltdown if the driver presses the Up button at the same instant the passenger presses his own Down button. When the driver'* panel is used, it momentarily cuts out the local switch at the door.

If you know how to remove the control panel on each door, I would suggest swapping the local switch on your rear door with the same one on the opposite door, and see if your problem changes sides. If it does, you have a problem with the local switch on the rear door; replace the offending one. If the problem does not change sides, it'* probably in the main panel on the driver'* door, or in the wiring between front and rear doors, and certainly I'd look real closely at that wiring bundle between door and pillar.

If you can find a junkyard donor, or even somebody else who'll loan you a driver'* door switch panel for half an hour, I'd swap in another switch panel first and see if that solves the problem before attacking the wiring harness.
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