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Power windows are straight wired

Power windows the ground wire is straight wired how can I fix it

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If someone hard wired the ground, and everything is working, leave it alone. otherwise you will need to find out why that was done and correct the problem with the aid of a good diagram and some actual tracing with a test light or meter. Also, check the remainder of the circuits to make sure that the ground is the problem and not another wire.

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