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1998 Ford Contour SE Power Window Switch relay

Driver's side window is intermittent, other windows roll down fine just driver's side only works sometimes. Is it the SWITCH or the RELAY. I have heard both for answers. I think it is switch wearing out, wouldn't relay be more consistently bad...not working all the time. Want to make sure I replace the right part.

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I'd go with the switch. However, it might just be the motor! Many carmakers are having a really bad time with motors, especially Ford and Honda. My repair garage puts a window motor in one of those two brands about once a month.

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SOURCE: 1998 Ford Contour SE

it is in your main fuse box, under the hood.

on that car you should have 8 relays, find the one for the windows, and pull one of the others and oput it in it's place to see if it works before going and spending money on them.

if that does not work, change all of your switches for the wondows, alot of times this can be the problem.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Drivers electric window stuck in down position

actually you have thought of all but the prob. The track has jumped, making the motor not move the window. Sometimes you can gently slide the window up by hand and then the motor will catch the track and finish rolling the window up

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford expedition window problem

Sounds like you need a window motor. Try hitting in center of door trim panel to see if you can get it to work if so replace motor.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Passenger window rolls down window but does not roll up

replace the switch. They have parts made of plastic pressing on the contacts softing these babies up making them useless in a few years

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SOURCE: window relay on 1998 ford taurus clicking sound

check the fuses in the car under the dash on driver side ,only other thing it could be is the power wire in the driver door jam could have a broken ground that is one way it would affect all the windows.

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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it is in your main fuse box, under the hood.

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