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Old 03-14-2008, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default Power windows mystery

So, my windows do not work. I checked the fuse and it is fine. I opened the drivers door car to check the harness connection and that was fine. The window lock wasn't on.

Problem: All the windows do not work on any of the doors. One window is half down and it is going to rain soon. HELP
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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do you have a window lock out button on your door cause it might be as simple as that
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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The window lock wasn't on.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:59 PM   #4
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a faulty window lock switch with the contacts stuck in the lock position even though the switch moves.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:47 PM   #5
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if the window lock switch was bad the driver window should still work.

Have you checked all your fuses?

There is also a relay and a circuit breaker for the windows.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:32 PM   #6
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My windows also do not work. Now check this out, when I connect green connectors & jump the flash block to flash my ECU, I noticed that the drivers side window switch was lit but no others. I give it a shot , the drivers window works!!!??? The other unlit switches are still non-functional. I disconnect the flash block and green connectors and the window stops working???

Is my master switch ok? Why would one window work while in flash mode and stop working under normal condtion? Does anyone have an idea of what my problem could be?

I would like to know more about the relay and circuit breaker, where I they located?

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:57 AM   #7
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you really need to get your hands on a multimeter/test light and check for power at the switch(s)...and go from there...

could be a broken wire in the door boot,bad fuse,bad switch...
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:46 PM   #8
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OK...I grabbed my multi and checked for power at the master window switch...nothing. However when I connect the green connectors and clip on my flash block to put my car into "test" mode, power is present at the master switch and all the windows work??? What should I check next?
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:26 PM   #9
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i'll pull up my wiring diagrams for that circuit tonight and see why that is...
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:41 PM   #10
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only four things make up that circuit...

1.fuse (sbf-6)
2.power window circuit breaker
3.power window relay
4.wiring harness...

still digging...
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:00 PM   #11
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do both connectors make the windows work,if only one of the two is connected do they power up then?

and if so which one makes it work?

they are def causing some sort of backfeed of power from the ign relay/ecu to the power window relay...but i'm still working on it...
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Rooobaru, I will see if it's the green connectors or the test block or both that are causing this. back in a minute. Many thanks for you help on this!!!!
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:07 PM   #13
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My windows work when I jump the flash block connector. Again I can't thank you enough for your assistance!
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:36 AM   #14
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just the white connector right?

and what year car is this for?

at work right now so i dont have access to my schematics...find out more when i get home...

ur welcome dude...
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:22 PM   #15
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Yes white connector, when I jump it my windows magically start working.

2002 WRX Wagon
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:31 PM   #16
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my diagram is for a 04.i know that the connectors themselves are different between the two...i dont know about the wiring...

maybe the best thing to do would be to switch out the power window relay,etc...with ones that you know work,like off of a friends car...

if i had access to the car,it would be worlds easier.
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Old 04-03-2008, 08:29 PM   #17
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Many thanks for all your help. I will check out the window relay.

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Old 04-04-2008, 01:12 AM   #18
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wish i could fix it through the internet...tough to do.eliminating suspect components of the system will bring an answer...just dont go buying new pieces from the stealer-ship just yet...swap 'em out with something you KNOW works.

let me know how it goes....
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:35 AM   #19
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ksbuell, did you ever find a solution for this? My passenger side window will roll down, but it won't roll back up. I've pulled the switch off the back door and plugged it in to the switch on the passenger door and it still didn't work. It won't roll up from the drivers side switch for the passenger door either. I've got to get this window up before tomorrow. I've checked the fuse and it seems to be fine also. (SB #6 under the hood, slow burning fuse) I may have fried a wire or motor but don't know how to check.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:57 AM   #20
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you clearly have power to the circuit,otherwise it wouldn't work at all...ground path problem on the pass side door??? i'm gonna check mine tomorrow to see what it looks like....
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #21
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ksbuell, did you ever find a solution for this? My passenger side window will roll down, but it won't roll back up. I've pulled the switch off the back door and plugged it in to the switch on the passenger door and it still didn't work. It won't roll up from the drivers side switch for the passenger door either. I've got to get this window up before tomorrow. I've checked the fuse and it seems to be fine also. (SB #6 under the hood, slow burning fuse) I may have fried a wire or motor but don't know how to check.
Get out your meter. You have an open in the switched ground between the Right Hand sub switch and the power window main switch or a problem in the main switch itself. You won't know without more troubleshooting. (you said you had a wiring diagram)

The Red-Blue wire at pin 6 of D17 (RH door switch) should have a ground connection with no switches activated (see WI-110). Does it?
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:26 AM   #22
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Hi Guys,

I found this thread via the magic of Google and I am hoping to get some help from you guys figuring out this problem.

My problem is sort of similar to the original thread. The circuit breaker for the power windows/seat adjustments/sun roof window is tripping every now and then. It seems to be random regardless of temperature and/or weather conditions.

When the circuit breaker trips, it makes a clicking sound every 8 seconds or so and it is located under the dash, to the right of the steering column. I cannot open or close any windows or adjust the driver side seat.

The headlights, dash lights and radio also seem to be experiencing brown outs when the breaker is tripping. There are no other symptoms in the car and it seems normal otherwise.

Sometimes it trips while I am driving and it goes away. Sometimes it trips right when I start the car and it goes on for a couple of days.

My Subaru is a 2002 Outback.

Help!

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Old 11-06-2008, 10:28 PM   #23
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Hi Guys,

I found this thread via the magic of Google and I am hoping to get some help from you guys figuring out this problem.

My problem is sort of similar to the original thread. The circuit breaker for the power windows/seat adjustments/sun roof window is tripping every now and then. It seems to be random regardless of temperature and/or weather conditions.

When the circuit breaker trips, it makes a clicking sound every 8 seconds or so and it is located under the dash, to the right of the steering column. I cannot open or close any windows or adjust the driver side seat.

The headlights, dash lights and radio also seem to be experiencing brown outs when the breaker is tripping. There are no other symptoms in the car and it seems normal otherwise.

Sometimes it trips while I am driving and it goes away. Sometimes it trips right when I start the car and it goes on for a couple of days.

My Subaru is a 2002 Outback.

Help!

Thanks

bump for this.. this just happened to me haha
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:59 PM   #24
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I had this happen on my 03 legacy. Turned out to be a bad wire ground in one of my doors. took the guys at my local subie dealership an entire day to tackle the prob. i got off lucky since they were supposed to call after the first hour of work (100$ an hr) To make sure i wanted them to continue if it wasnt fixed, but they never did and i actually called them several times for updates. I escaped with a 250$ bill... that should have been around 900$
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