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Power windows suddenly quit working by Dmbowers98
Started on: 03-07-2014 01:55 PM
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I was driving and operating both windows yesterday perfectly fine, never have had any previous problems with my windows. (84 SE). And today I got in and went to roll them down and neither responded with anything. Anyone know what could be the problem?
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Start with the most simple to check items and work your way down. First would be the fuse. Is it OK? You might want to use an OHM meter to verify even it you can see the fuse element. If the fuse is OK then you may want to pull the window switches and see if you have current flow both in and out of the switch. If both of them went out at the same time my bet would be a fuse. Unlikely, but not impossible, that both switches quit simultaneously.
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There shouldnt be a fuse. Windows and power seats are usually on circuit breakers. There silver metal about 1 x 1 1/2 inches and in the fuse box. When they kick out, they usually reset after a few minutes, but I have seen them fail. Theyre only a few bucks. With your location, if they both stopped, it could be theyre simply frozen with ice. I see it a lot of that here too. I wouldnt suspect a switch since they both quit. Cars with nylon gears or tracks snap off when they try to use them frozen. I dont recall exactly how Fieros are, but I think the motor and regulator are all metal.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

There shouldnt be a fuse. Windows and power seats are usually on circuit breakers. There silver metal about 1 x 1 1/2 inches and in the fuse box. When they kick out, they usually reset after a few minutes, but I have seen them fail. Theyre only a few bucks. With your location, if they both stopped, it could be theyre simply frozen with ice. I see it a lot of that here too. I wouldnt suspect a switch since they both quit. Cars with nylon gears or tracks snap off when they try to use them frozen. I dont recall exactly how Fieros are, but I think the motor and regulator are all metal.


Ditto about everything Roger said

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It ended up just being the circuit breaker that needed replaced. I tried it just to make sure because I had one, and the replacement one fixed it. I was really worried because a lot of things I was reading involved digging deep into the car to fix it. But thanks for the input guys!
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Always glad to help out. Great it was so simple....
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How about if just one window fails?
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Switch first, then motor, then trace power thru wiring. Ive seen a lot of door electric problems right at the front of the door where the wires are bent back and forth from opening and closing doors for years. Everything from power mirrors, speakers, windows and locks.
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