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Power windows, power moon roof and all internal light are not working

Hi. I do have ford explorer eddie bauer 1995 and start have some issue with. about two weeks ago when I got out of the car and saw the driver door light at the bottom pulled out just like that, the plastic cover just broke but the light bulb was still working about 24 hours after happened, but on second day I got in to my car and try to open my poer windows with out of luck all power windows, power moon roof and internal light stopped working and don't know what to do, one mechanique checked the fuse box and they all good. Please help with any info ASAP Thank you Mike

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  • Artisan70 May 28, 2009

    driver door light not working.


  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    is the driver door light still working?



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I think you have a bad GEM Generic Electronic Module. get from page with asterisk is lowest price

The GEM constantly monitors the system and reports concerns in the form of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). The DTCs can be retrieved with the Rotunda New Generation Star (NGS) Tester 007-00500 or equivalent through the communication link. The NGS is a menu-driven tester, allowing the user to run specific diagnostic tests. The NGS can isolate faults in the GEM subsystems through a symptom-driven diagnostic procedure. Connecting the tester to the GEM communication link will NOT alert the GEM. If the GEM is "asleep" when the diagnostic connector is plugged in, the GEM must be "awakened." If the communication link cannot be established, it is advised to turn the ignition to RUN. NOTE: The GEM has a sleep function to minimize battery consumption. During the sleep mode, the GEM turns off all outputs and monitors only the following:

  • Door ajar (driver's door, passenger's door, liftgate, rear right and rear left doors)
  • Key in ignition
  • Key in RUN or ACCY
  • Door handles (driver's or passenger's)
  • Two-step unlock switch
  • Neutral safety switch
  • Illuminated entry request — RAP module
If a change of status occurs at one of these inputs while the GEM is asleep, the GEM will "wake up." When the GEM awakens, it performs an internal self test, and begins normal operation. At this point, the GEM will have all of its functions operational. The GEM will go into the sleep mode immediately after both of the following conditions have been met:
  • Key in OFF or key not in ignition
  • After 45 minutes with no change on any wake-up input
The GEM control system has two modes of operation, the normal operating mode and tester dependent diagnostics mode. The normal operation of the GEM can detect errors. An integral part of the normal GEM operation is the continuous diagnostics capability. Continuous diagnostics detects errors and changes the GEM control strategy. There is no warning light for the GEM; therefore, a DTC concern will direct you to the GEM. Examples of faults that may be detected during normal operation include:
  • GEM continuous self test (RAM, ROM, EEPROM, A/D checking)
  • Output driver monitoring (open circuit/short to GND, short to battery) NOTE: The GEM can only detect open circuit/short to GND faults when the GEM is not energizing a load, and short to battery faults when the GEM is attempting to energize a load.
  • Illogical combinations of input signals
A description of the subsystems controlled by the GEM follows.

Courtesy Lamps
The GEM illuminates the interior courtesy lamps when any door is set ajar or is opened. The following are inputs used for controlling the courtesy lamps:
  • All door ajar switches (including liftgate)
  • Door handle switches
  • Illuminated entry request with RAP module
  • Two-step unlock door disarm switches.
All interior courtesy lamps are turned off when any of the following occurs:
  • 25 seconds have elapsed after all the doors are closed.
  • The ignition switch is turned to RUN.
  • Vehicle speed is over 8 km/h (5 mph).
  • A power door lock command is received before the five seconds have elapsed.
One-Touch Window
When the power switch for driver's window control is held down (between 0.04 and 0.4 second) and then released with the ignition switch in RUN or ACC, the driver's window will automatically move to its full down position. Only the driver's window has this feature. Holding the driver's switch down longer allows the operator to stop the window as soon as the switch is released. The one-touch window feature can be enabled or disabled by the operator.
  1. Close both front doors .
  1. Key ON.
  1. Key OFF.
  1. Remove key from ignition switch .
  1. Press and hold the down window switch to enable/disable the one-touch window feature.
  1. Reinsert the key into the ignition switch within two seconds after pressing the down window switch.
  1. Continue to hold the switch until a two-second tone is heard.
  1. Release the switch while the tone is active.
  1. After the two-second tone, the following confirmation beep sequences will be heard:
    • One beep — feature disabled.
    • Two beeps — feature enabled.
    Repeat the procedure again to toggle back and forth.
Generic Electronic Control Module (GEM), Central Timer Module (CTM) Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove radio, refer to Section 15-01 .
  1. Remove radio bezel.
  1. Remove retaining screw.
  1. Slide GEM/CTM toward front of vehicle, off retaining tabs.
  1. Disconnect electrical connectors.

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    NOTE: When the battery (10655) has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.
    For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Tighten retaining screw to 2.3-3.3 Nm (20.4-29.2 lb-in). NOTE: The automatic ride control switch must be turned to the OFF position when the vehicle is hoisted, jacked, towed, jump-started or raised off the ground to avoid unnecessary operation of the system and/or possible damage to its components.

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