Why wont my windows roll up or down in my 98' ford explorer eddie bauer edition?

TimMac
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Asked by TimMac Dec 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

All fuses are good, all windows stopped working. Sunroof still works, wipers, dome light, etc etc etc.

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Tracy Hooks
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Usually it's the Master Switch (Driver's side window switch). That's the most common failure anyway.

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jjmtuttle
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can you roll them down from any of the other switches? passenger side from passenger side switch?

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TimMac
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No, none of the switches are working. I tried passenger side and the two back seat windows.

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jjmtuttle
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there a fuse block under the hood di you happen to check that?

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TimMac
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yep already checked that. My driver window is stuck partially down

jjmtuttle
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have you checked to see if your getting power to the drivers side main switch?

TimMac
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That's the next step, didn't really want to pull it off if I didn't have to but I guess I have to now.

jjmtuttle
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ok

TimMac
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I have no power going to the main switch. what wire is the hot wire? I cant find a wiring diagram anywhere

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jjmtuttle
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make sure you have a good ground check it off the fuse in the panel. if still no power then might wanna get a test light and check the fuses that relate with it. I will ask a couple buddys that might know and get back to the site. there is a issue where the wires come out of the body and go into the door with wires because of bad rubber boots and metal cutting or pealing the rubber coating off from laying on the metal.

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TimMac
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Yeah I was gonna check in the boot but I have no juice coming into the switch at all that's why I was trying to figure out what color the hot wire is. I checked power to all the fuses and I have power. I have power on both sides. and cool cool thank you.

TimMac
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Blue with a Black stripe is the hot. Found it broken in the boot. :) Problem solved. thank you for your help.

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jjmtuttle
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glad to hear....

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