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The windows and windshield wipers work when they feel like it

My husband let his buddy install a stereo in the explorer and after that the power windows work when they want to and the same for the wipers. the turn signal only works if the steering wheel is in a certain position. i think it could be a wiring problem. if it is is it an easy and inexpensive thing to fix or not?

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  • valerin3 Mar 09, 2009

    i have researched the switch and that has nothing to do with the power windows so what seems to be the problem there?

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Sounds like a multifunction switch has gone bad. Just a coincidence with the stereo most likely.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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    Eldric Venne Mar 09, 2009

    Not sure about the power windows, but the wipers/turn signals is most likely the switch. Look at the wiring going up the column, and definetly near the tilt part.

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