2000 Taurus SE - Intermittent Power Windows
My girlfriend has a 2000 Ford Taurus that we're trying to pass inspection in Maryland. One of the issues that I've been struggling with is that the power windows don't always work.
I've checked all the fuses and none of them are blown. I didn't think it would be a fuse because if it was blown it would open the circuit and they would never work.
I checked the relays...specifically the accessory delay and one-touch down relays. They all appear to be functioning correctly.
Another thing I noticed is that the dome light doesn't always work...and that it appears to be linked to the power windows too. If you open the door and the light doesn't come on...the windows will not work. If you open the door and the dome light turns on...then the windows will work. I remember one time when the windows weren't working, I was trying to remove the fuse panel on the driver side. When I took it off, the dome light turned on suddenly. I checked the windows and sure enough they also worked. I then shut the door and opened it back up and the dome light stayed off and the windows wouldn't work again.
I read somewhere to try spraying WD-40 in the door latch...but that didn't make a difference either.
Does anyone have any other ideas or things I can try?