Question about 2000 Ford Explorer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You may want to check the relay that goes to the primary window. This will provide support to all the other windows. However, it may not just be the window relay, it could possibly be that between your window relay and your main switch there is a short or cut wire that is causing this problem. Unfortunately, you may need to visit your Ford Dealership to run a diagnostic on your wire or if you know an electronic shop that can run one to see if it is receiving and sending power. Have them check the main door fuse and window assembly to see that you are getting power.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
There is a relay in the instrument panel relay module #4 for the windows, It's underneath the dash on the drivers side. Position yourself in such a way that you can see directly up underneath the dash - a flashlight would probably be helpful as well. There's a black plastic box up in there that contains the relays. It's a little to the right of where the steering wheel is located. It's up in there a little ways too - from the bottom of the plastic panel below the steering wheel up to where the relay box is, it's probably a good 6 to 12 inches. The box has a tab on one end - press the tab in, or pull it, I don't remember - and the top of the box will come off to expose the relays inside it. The relay for the accessory delay and windows is the larger square relay. You can purchase a replacement one from NAPA for somewhere between 5 and 10 dollars I believe.
There is another thing you should look in to also if the relay's are ok. The power windows, along with the moonroof and Torque On Demand relay, are on the Accy Delay Relay. The Accy Delay Relay is fed power by the Battery Saver Relay and controlled by Generic Electronic Module (GEM).
On a 97 Ex the GEM provides the ground to the voltage coming from the window switches, Pin 3 grounds the window down tan/light blue wire & pin 4 grounds window up on white/black. If you can verify that you have voltage on these wires the Gem module is the culprit. On the 97 there are 4 of these idiot/PITA GEM modules behind the center of the dash & about midway up in the dash. On a 97 the one you would want has 18 pins & 2 of the wires going to it would of course be the tan/light blue & white/black & the GEM might be marked C283. Maybe you could pull the GEM out & have it tested by your friendly neighborhood Ford dealer, or better yet by an auto electric shop.
Good luck and hope this helps, if you need more help on to checking the GEM your self let me know.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
2 door or 4?
battery saver relay
accessory delay relay
one touch down relay
all should be behind center of dash
and then there is the possibility of a bad GEM
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
Same thing happened to my drivers side. I have a 1999 Ford Explorer XLT. Mechanic found a broken wire in the wiring boot that runs from the door to the body. Spliced wire back together. Fixed the problem.
Posted on Apr 11, 2011
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There are two fuse boxes. A baqttery junction box under the hood on the drivers side and one inside on drivers side. Good luck.
Power Distribution Box
1 60A** I/P Fuse Panel
2 40A** Blower Motor Relay
3 50A** 4 Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
4 30A** Power Windows, Power Moon
Roof, Power Seat
5 50A** Ignition Switch, Starter Relay
6 20A** Transfer Case Relay
7 - Not Used
8 20A** Air Suspension
9 40A** Air Suspension
10 30A** PCM Power Relay
1 10A* A/C Relay
2 30A* Heated Seats
3 30A* Heated Backlight
4 15A* Fog Lamps and Daytime Running
5 4 3 2 1
10 9 8 7 6
12 11 10 9
8 7 6 5
4 3 2 1
15 14 13
2 1 1
Power Distribution Box
5 - Not Used
6 10A* Powertrain Control Module
7 30A* 4 Wheel Anti-Lock System
8 15A* Rear Wiper Motor
9 20A* Fuel Pump Relay and RAP
10 15A* Horn Relay
11 15A* Parklamps Relay and Mainlight
12 30A* Mainlight Switch and
13 15A* Heated Oxygen Sensor, EGR
Vacuum Regulator, EVR Solenoid,
Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor,
Canister Vent Solenoid
14 30A* Generator/Voltage Regulator
15 - Not Used
1 - Wiper Park Relay
2 - A/C Relay
3 - Wiper High/Low Relay
4 - PCM Power Relay
5 - Fuel Pump Relay
6 - Starter Relay
7 - Horn Relay
8 - Rear Wipe Down Relay
9 - Blower Motor Relay
10 - Rear Wipe Up Relay
1 - Not Used
1 - DRL Diode
2 - Electronic Engine Controls Diode
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