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No lights, power windows, heat, or A/C

Why don’t my lights or power windows or heat work? In the old days of auto repair all electrical problems could be solved with a new switch, wire, socket, or solder. Now we’re in a digital age and car makers have opted to switch electrical loads via digital communications. So you wind up with no lights, no power windows, no heat, or no A/C, you should certainly check the fuses, bulbs, and switches. Then you can check the relay in the fuse box. But if that doesn’t solve the problem, … Read More

Window goes up but not down

Window goes up but not down, window goes down but not up Or, your power window only works from one switch Ok, so you think your power windows are possessed. They’re not. But what most people don’t understand is that all the power and ground connections run through the driver’s side master switch, and that really complicates the trouble shooting process. Here are the three trouble spots: 1) master switch 2) broken wires in hinge area of door 3) passenger switch 4) window motor 5) broken window regulator The easiest … Read More


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