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Windows won't rol up or down without the door being open

On my 2003 Ford Explorer the windows will not roll up or down unless I open my door. It is like there is a kinked wire, but where ?

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On the hinge side of the door is a wiring harness... check it to see if there are any frayed or bare wires ... sounds like it is grounding itself out if you find any wrap with a commercial grade electrical tape. if this helps let me know and if doesnt please feel free to contact me and we will work it out

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