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1997 explorer Dome light, wipers, and power windows do not work

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SOURCE: WIPERS, WINDOWS AND INSIDE DOME LIGHTS ALL STOPPED WORKING AT THE SAME TIME

sounds like a fuse or relay has gone bad

Posted on Jul 16, 2012

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SOURCE: electrical problem?

These systems are controlled by the Generic Electronic Module (GEM), have a self test run on the system by Kragen, it is free, post codes here.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: power winidows, wipers, dome lights not working on 1998 explorer

This could be a combination of electrical issues, although i feel that the timing is coincidence in this case. When the combination is elec. windows, wipers, and dome lights this is indicative of the GEM module located behind your radio. The GEM (generic electronic module) is an electronic body control module that regulates electrical flow through a number of accessories.

These factory module boards are notorious for acting quirky by failing to ground intermittently until failing completely. I would be cautious in replacing ignition switches, locks, etc. as the issue can be also compounded by corrosion of the main battery ground wire in the engine compartment and which can cause frying of your under dash wiring into the main wiring harness which can get expensive (i speak from experience having had the exact same syptoms). My issues were that these symptoms occurred only in full ON. When in key BACK ACC mode, they disappeared.

New price for one of these modules is around $280-$300 and easily replaced.

Good Luck

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: ford explorer winsheld wipers and power windows

I have the exact same problem. 97 sohc. power windows, front/rear windshield wiper, dome light/moon roof stop working all at the same time, then work for no clear reason, then stop again.

Can I replace the GEM with a used?

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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This has been a common problem in fords. The issue is generally simple to fix. The Problem is the ignition switch. Not the Ignition tumbler where the key goes in but, the actual Electrical portion of the Switch.
Because you have not listed the exact year and model I will tell you that the ignition switch is generally located directly across from the key. This requires removing the sterring column cover over the ignition, just behind the steering wheel. Once removed you will see a switch located on the opposite side of the keys( Generally on the left) It will have a push on wiring harness and 2 or 3 mounting screws. Simply remove the wiring clip, remove the screws and then remove the switch. A switch can be purchased at your auto parts dealer. I do not recommend using a junk yard part unless you want to do this again in a few months.

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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The following do not work and all seem to be related: windows, sun roof, dome lights & wipers. Whazup widat?


Most likely a fuse supplying all those has blown. If you specify the make, model and year, someone here may know more information on it.
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Need fuse box diagram for 94 ford explorer


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1 15Aamp Dome lights - Power mirror 2 door -Radio Memory
2 6Aamp C.B. Front washer/Wiper
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11 15Amp Radio - switched - power
12 20Amp C.B. Cigarette lighter Flash to pass
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14 30Amp C.B. Power windows
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Ford explorer winsheld wipers and power windows and dome lights dont work


  • You need to open up the drivers side door and look at that harness that stretches between the door and the door frame. Inside that harness are the wires for the electronics in the cabin and then some.

  • Over time those wires get pinched and crack and break. So you need to splice the casing open the long ways ( or slide the casing for the harness one way and then the other) and inspect the wiring. Your looking for broke, split, rusted, bulging or otherwise negated wiring. The boots on either side may need to come off to look up inside for broke wires as well. Usually it's pretty evident which wires are messed up but sometimes you have to do a little digging.


  • When you find the broke wire[s] splice some new wire[s] in and use electric tape to re-insulate.


  • This is a common problem across the board with many car manufacturers and repairing the harness almost always is the fix in a situation such as yours.

  • Hope this helps..

Feb 16, 2010 | 1999 Ford Explorer

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Power winidows, wipers, dome lights not working on 1998 explorer


This could be a combination of electrical issues, although i feel that the timing is coincidence in this case. When the combination is elec. windows, wipers, and dome lights this is indicative of the GEM module located behind your radio. The GEM (generic electronic module) is an electronic body control module that regulates electrical flow through a number of accessories.

These factory module boards are notorious for acting quirky by failing to ground intermittently until failing completely. I would be cautious in replacing ignition switches, locks, etc. as the issue can be also compounded by corrosion of the main battery ground wire in the engine compartment and which can cause frying of your under dash wiring into the main wiring harness which can get expensive (i speak from experience having had the exact same syptoms). My issues were that these symptoms occurred only in full ON. When in key BACK ACC mode, they disappeared.

New price for one of these modules is around $280-$300 and easily replaced.

Good Luck

May 17, 2009 | 1995 Ford Explorer

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98 f150 power windows/4x4/dome light/window wipers problem


2 possible problems one might be the ignition switch is not powering up those components,the other might be the gem module its like a body control module and it runs those components

Aug 31, 2008 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Windshield wipers don't work


The Generic electronic Module controls the windshield wipers, this system controls all the electrical items like windows door ajar warning and so on. You need to have the GEM quick tested to determine the area to look for the fault, it is very rare for the GEM to fail, the most ccommon cause is the W/S wiper switch, and next the motor's internal contacts that switch it on, or the motor itself, get the Generic Electronic Module (GEM) tested with a scanner and then get back to me with the fault codes, if I was to guess a part it would be the wiper switch it is fairly expensive so it's better to test first then replace parts after pin-point tests of components and wiring are complete and you can be sure with little room for error what is causing the problem.

Aug 03, 2008 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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