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#1 Spence57

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:21 PM

Hello, i have a 95 xlt that i just bought and the rear window doesnt want to go down not by the switch on the dash or on the tailgate. I dont really know where to begin to try and fix it besides fuses which are all good. any ideas??

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 02:19 AM

a good place to start is to pull the cover off of the inside of the tailgate and test for power at the motor when the switch is being used. if you have power but no movement then you need a new window motor, if you have no power at all then unplug the saftey switch connected to the tailgate handle ( it keeps it from working when the tailgate is down) if you get power at one of those 2 wires then your saftey switch is bad, and can be bypassed by connecting the two wires together. if you do that leave your self a couple inches of wire off the safety switch incase you decide to replace it and reconnect it.

if you still have no power at any time at both of those locations then you need to look at your wires going into the tailgate on the drivers side, look for exposed wires or anywhere where it could be shorting to the body of the bronco.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:00 PM

Hey i took off the back panel and disconnected the wires going from the truck to the motor and just wired in a car battery and attached it to the motor to see if it even worked. and it does. i looked at the wires going from the body to the tailgate and some were frayed and were shorting on the body. i got that taken care of and attached the motor to the truck again and nothing..... not using the key at the back or the switch on the dash could there be another short somewhere in the dash or something? im thinking of trying a new big silver fuse anyway i believe it is #12.

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:48 PM

did you look at the saftey switch at the tailgate latch? its suspect number one in these situations.

81 Bronco 300 4spd, 4" skyjacker coils in front, 3" add a leaf by trailmaster in rear, and 2" blocks. 33x12.5x15, Sold my baby. ( I bought it when I was 13, hit the first mud hole at 14 ,did the first lift when I was 16)
89 F-150 302 efi 4x4 swapped the motor but had a bunch of problems sold for 500
79 Ford Thunderbird 429 swap summer car, Traded For Plymouth
93 F150 4.9 4x4 reg cab long box ,31x10.5x15 and custom bush bar, sold to young guy as a winterbeater
73 Plymouth Fury II 2dr Hardtop 318 auto

87 Z28 Camaro 350 with Nitrous

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83 Yamaha xj750 Seca fair weather toy. 

07 Ford Escape (wife's Daily)


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Posted 31 July 2011 - 03:07 AM

yo,
96TgateWiring.jpg
96 TG Wiring Diagram
12 & 14 are 20 amp circuit breakers (CB)

#12 serves Power Door Locks, Electronic Shift Motor 4WD, Power Lumbar, Tailgate Power Window, Key Switch a, Power Driver Seat (SuperCab Only)

#14 serves Power Windows, Tailgate Power Window, Instrument Panel Switch

Ck for power on both sides of each

if no feed power, then go to the Power Distribution Box
Box is Located under the hood on the drivers side fenderwell, on driver's side of the air cleaner housing

Diagram in a 95 Source: by Seabronc (Rosie, Fred W) at Ford Bronco Zone Forums
Maxi Fuses:
S serves CB 12 plus others

P serves CB 14 plus

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Here is a Test by Steve83
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#6 Spence57

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:59 PM

Krafty i connected the two wires off of the safety switch and still nothing. i dont think any power is getting to the motor itself. the power is being lost somewhere. the guy before me must have tested for it too because i can see small holes in the wire at places where he tested. i tested there myself and got no power reading so it must be going somewhere some other thing must be disconnected cause i am not sure what else to do besides just wire something from the battery and put in a toggle switch for an easy solution.

everything else that need 12 and 14 works so i dont believe there is a problem there but thanks miesk5

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:42 PM

now what you need to do is follow the wires from the tailgate forward and figure out where its going dead. if you can test it working your way up you will eventually find the problem, same if you work from the fuses back ensuring you have power along the path. another typical spot for problems is behind the grommet between the 1/4 panel and tailgate cause thats where dirt rocks and road salt like to gather and hang out for many years.

81 Bronco 300 4spd, 4" skyjacker coils in front, 3" add a leaf by trailmaster in rear, and 2" blocks. 33x12.5x15, Sold my baby. ( I bought it when I was 13, hit the first mud hole at 14 ,did the first lift when I was 16)
89 F-150 302 efi 4x4 swapped the motor but had a bunch of problems sold for 500
79 Ford Thunderbird 429 swap summer car, Traded For Plymouth
93 F150 4.9 4x4 reg cab long box ,31x10.5x15 and custom bush bar, sold to young guy as a winterbeater
73 Plymouth Fury II 2dr Hardtop 318 auto

87 Z28 Camaro 350 with Nitrous

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83 Yamaha xj750 Seca fair weather toy. 

07 Ford Escape (wife's Daily)


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:49 AM

look again at my reply and then click on the Test by Steve83

for both switches, connector pin-outs and connector locations, etc.

in my archived BRONCO TECHNICAL

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#9 Spence57

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:23 AM

thanks guys i got it working there was another short further up then when i saw it the fist time. thanks for your time and posts i appreciate it.



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