[V8] V8 window switch error

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Thu May 18 11:17:22 EDT 2006

The "switch table" is actually not, it is 4 separate switches which all have
wires running through the door jamb to one or more relays inside the car.
Broken wires in the door jamb are very common and cause all sorts of odd
behavior.  In North America, 1991 models and newer were equipped with an
option to be able to raise all the windows and close the sunroof by holding
the key in the locked position.  Even without that, there is a trigger to
turn off the interior lights.

Check those wires in the door jamb.  Very common problem.

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On 5/18/06, Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Massár Attila Valter wrote:
> > Thank you! I find the two links.
> > My problem is more complicated. :) :(
> >
> > The left front window is ok, but the others are not working.
> > And when I push any of the driver side switches,
> > (of course except the left front) the lamps in the instrument
> > table (arm holder) are off, and nothing happends.
> > I suspect the error is in the big switch table in
> > the arm holder, but I'm not sure.
> > I tryed to resolve the circuit digram, but I can't understand,
> > the logic of that. 4 pages only the power window... :)
> > I can't follow the lines. :(
> I still think the problem is broken wires inside the rubber
> accordian boot between the driver's door and the body/jamb.
> The switches switch ground, so that in one direction they
> provide 12V power, and in the other they act as ground/earth.
> Open up that rubber boot and look for a) broken wires, and
> b) broken insulation with weakened wires.  If the wires on
> the driver's side are OK, make the same check on the
> passenger side door.
> > What do you think? If I write to a mailing list, do I have
> > any chance to get solution?
> Yes. Your chances are much better than relying on just me. :)
> More heads to work on the problem, more ideas to fix it.
> --
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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