[V8] V8 window switch error

Tim Hollister grey_wolf_x at yahoo.com
Mon May 22 17:47:18 EDT 2006

I have a relay from my 200, it should work. pn: 443 959 257A
lmk if you need it.

--- Greg Furstenwerth <slicerdicer at comcast.net> wrote:

> Ok here is the deal. I had a almost identical problem. After searching 
> through all the wires for a broken wire I became stumped. I checked the 
> relay it was fine. I am going to copy some excerpts from my older posts 
> about the same topic.
> #############
> Ohh sorry forgot to mention. If you go to drivers side test the wires
> with a multimeter there and get voltage on both sides then more than
> likely its the switch. You can take it apart and clean the contacts I
> used a strait edge razor. You can try this as well be careful when
> opening the switch not to break the housing though use small screwdriver
> or something.
> #######################
> Ok I have done further testing with this. If you were to crack open your
> handle and take a look at the wires.
> |1   ----2    |3
>      |4  |5
> It would look something like that for the connector between the switch
> and the wires. I put numbers by them for ease of reading sake.
> 1 and 2 joined creates 11.89volts same with 2 and 3. I tested this with
> volt meter. Now if I take a wire and join 1 and 4 and 2 and 5 the window
> will go up and if I reverse the 4 and 5 wires it goes down. I may be off
> on what way I did this but I am saying I can manually make the
> connections by hand with the wires. This leads me to think its just a
> switch problem.... But if it is a switch problem then why on earth would
> a switch from both backseats not work nor switching around the drivers
> side switches. This is a odd problem I do say so.
> Upside is I know I am getting power and manually creating the circuit I
> can make the windows go up and down! This is very exciting right now for
> me cause I actually got it to go up and down by creating a circuit! next
> step that I am going to do is dismantle the driverside switch and
> passenger switch and make sure there is no corrosion in them or some
> other funkyness. If this is the case I will clean it and yay.
> As to note the drivers side rear window would not work from there but
> the drivers door could roll it up and down so I cleaned the switch and
> it works now.
> ##############################
> Kent McLean 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.
> >
> >   
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