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Old 07-16-2013, 22:14   #1 (permalink)
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2004 Mountaineer power windows

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I have a 2004 Mountaineer and I'm having issues with the windows. It started about two weeks ago when I rolled down the window, then later went to roll it up and it wouldn't move! However when I opened the door the window would open. This isn't just the driver window...none of the windows worked when this was happening. Now my wife told me that opening the door won't even do it took it for a drive and sure enough nothing will make them work. I opened the door and tried moving around the wiring harness in the door jam to no avail. I'm figuring power for all the windows goes through the main driver's door switch and I'm almost certain the switch isn't getting power due to the lights on the arrows not illuminating. I'm kinda wondering if this is a broken wire(most likely???) or a bad switch. I wouldn't think the door opening and closing would affect the switch but who knows...

thoughts? hints? Places to start???


p.s. checked fuse...ok. Or at least I checked the 60a under the hood. Couldn't find another one for the windows.

any help on where to go from here would be very helpful...thanks in advance
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Re: 2004 Mountaineer power windows

What you described is typical of a faulty wire, is this for all windows when operating from the driver's side? If so, can you operate the other windows on their own door? If yes, then it's your switch or the the wire.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:20   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2004 Mountaineer power windows

That's a common fault on quite a few different European cars over here and is USUALLY a broken wire making / breaking contact .
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Re: 2004 Mountaineer power windows

Had a similar problem with our 2004 Mountaineer only it was the driver speaker that stopped working, then the interior lights began staying on with "door ajar". The door panel easily comes off and gives access to the power window switches. I pushed back the rubber boot at the driver's door jamb and found a severed wire which was causing the door ajar. Spliced in a new section of wire, sprayed lubricant on all the contacts for the driver window controls and speaker, and worked like new. At the time we had one window that would not work from the driver's panel. Cost me nothing and wish I wouldn't have waited as long as I did when I found how easy the door panel is removed. Hope yours is as easy to troubleshoot.
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thanks for the responses, I'll have to check on it tomorrow. When the windows don't work none of them work and when the problem would go away they would all work again. this would be with the driver switch and the individual switches...when I bought the truck the rear passenger window wouldn't work then one day it started working then the next wouldn't. I wish I could get wiring as cheap as Ford does lol!
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finally got around to checking this out! I pulled the boot back in the door jam and guess what I found???

5 count'em 5 broken wires. One of which was the big ground I presume for the windows! So I jumped all of them with other pieces of wire and the windows work and so do the power mirrors! lol!

thanks for the help
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Good to hear you got it fixed , thanks for update.
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