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Old 11-03-2012, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently got this car 2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0 liter and the power windows just stopped working and I mean all of them. I hear a clicking noise coming from the window relay under the dash in the fuse panel when I try to use the drivers windows switch to use the drivers window.

There is no sound when trying any other window switch. Tried all switches in the car with no success. When I first got the car I could not use the drivers switch for any window while the drivers door was open, as it had to be closed to work. I was thinking it was supposed to work that way on this model. Now I am thinking it was messing up there also.

Any help would be great to solve this situation. Thank in advance
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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By the sounds of it, you have one if not more wires in the harness broke between the driver's door and the body of the car. Quite common as the wires continuously flex and twist as the door opens and closes.
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I looked at them wires and they looked in good order.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Did you look at the wires inside the black hose that is between the door and the body? Or do you mean the wires inside the door? Just trying to clarify. You mentioned the window used to work when the driver's door was closed, but would not function when it was opened. This is why I mentioned the broken wires.

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The wire in the picture is just below the barrel type connector between the door hinges.
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looked at wires between the doors and inside

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May check the drivers master window switch as all wiring for the other 3 pass through there.
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I had an intermittent window problem that would fix itself if you open the door, drove the car a few feet, etc. Sometimes they would quit for longer periods of time. I traced the problem to a defective Accessory Relay under the dash.

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My windows would only function when I opened the driver's door, pressed on the windows switch while playing with the rubber harness carrying the wires between the door and the car body. It turned out I had at least 1 flakey wire, when replaced all was good again.
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Did you look at the wires inside the black hose that is between the door and the body? Or do you mean the wires inside the door? Just trying to clarify. You mentioned the window used to work when the driver's door was closed, but would not function when it was opened. This is why I mentioned the broken wires.

Windows Are Now Fixed.

The wire in the picture is just below the barrel type connector between the door hinges.

He is exactly right here. You have to pull the wires out of the rubber grommet and inspect them. I had the same problem. If the door was slightly opened all the power would stay on but if I pushed the door out all the way the power would not work. One of the wires was slightly cut between the door jam and I had to solder/use electrical tape to keep the wire together. It is a pain bc they do not give much slack. I had to resolder once after I fixed it.
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