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2000 ford windstar power door locks do not work and have checked every fuse

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The actuactors for your locks have a little motor in them. In this motor there is a resistor that will give out over time. Usually the locks gradually stop working over time. You can remove the actuator and take it apart and fix by removing the resistor in the motor and putting a peice of copper in its place. Takes about 30 minutes per door if you know what you are doing. Do a google search for ford windstar door lock fix and you will find several blogs with detailed descriptions of the repair.

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Principles of Operation
NOTE: The front electronic module (FEM), rear electronic module (REM), and the remote keyless entry (RKE) [driver door module (DDM)] [RKE (DDM)] must all be reconfigured before installing a new module. REFER to Section 418-01 .
The RKE (DDM) receives inputs from the remote transmitter(s) and delivers the outputs through the standard corporate protocol (SCP) communication network. This allows the driver to lock and unlock the vehicles power lock system (if equipped). The RKE (DDM) can be programmed to accept up to four individual transmitter identification codes (TIC) from four different remote transmitters. The RKE (DDM) constantly monitors the systems under its control and reports a concern in the form of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). A DTC can be retrieved using a diagnostic tool by connecting it to the data link connector (DLC).
The vehicles electronic functions are divided into zones. The FEM controls the front portion of the vehicle and the REM controls the rear portion of the vehicle. These systems rely heavily on the SCP communication network in order to transmit and receive signals. As a technician, it is very important to understand:

  • where the input (command) originates from
  • All information (messages) necessary in order for a feature to operate
  • which module(s) receive(s) the input or command message
  • does the module which received the input (message), control the output of the feature, or does it output a message over the SCP communication network to another module
  • which module controls the output of the feature
The RKE (DDM) processes messages from the remote transmitter and outputs the messages to other modules. Some of the messages include:
  • the power door locks (if equipped)
  • the power sliding door interface (if equipped)
  • the anti-theft perimeter protection alarm
  • which module controls the output of the feature
The power door locks are controlled by the FEM, REM, and RKE (DDM). The FEM and REM receive messages from the RKE (DDM) over the SCP communication network. The FEM is hardwired to the driver door and controls the locking functions of this door only. The REM is hardwired to all of the other doors and controls all locking functions of these doors including the liftgate. All power door locks are powered by the switched system power (SSP) function. A failure of any or all of the SSP features could cause inoperative power door lock functions. When diagnosing the power door lock systems, it is essential to determine if all related DTCs are controlled by the SSP feature. The remote door locking system can be disabled also if the ignition or PRNDL messages are not being received by the RKE module. The REM is hardwired to the left power sliding door module (LPSDM) and the right power sliding door modules. The LPSDM and the RPSDM talks with the REM to determine if the power sliding door(s) can be opened. The information the REM is looking for is PRNDL position from the powertrain control module (PCM), vehicle speed from the anti-lock brake control module, and the remote transmitter signal from the RKE (DDM). The LPSDM and the RPSDM have pre-conditions to meet before the sliding doors can be opened. These modules look for a vehicle speed of less than 6 mph, the vehicle is in PARK, a remote transmitter sent an open signal or an open signal was received from the passenger side door switch.To close a sliding door only a close signal from the passenger power sliding door switch or from the remote transmitter is needed. The vehicle speed signal and the PRNDL signal is ignored at this point.
The remote transmitters and the RKE (DDM) use a rolling code to prevent the TIC codes from being "captured" by a code grabber. The system rolls the counter in the transmitter and in the RKE (DDM) every time a remote transmitter button is pressed. If the remote transmitter button is pressed outside the range of the vehicle the rolling codes will fail to synchronize and the vehicle will stop responding to that remote transmitter. At this point the transmitter needs to be reprogrammed to the system.
The smart lock system is designed to keep the driver from locking the keys within the vehicle. The FEM does this by unlocking the doors, if the driver locks the doors while the key is in the OFF position and is still in the ignition, and a door is open. The doors will lock and then unlock. The auto-lock system is designed to lock all the doors once the vehicle begins to move. Four conditions have to be met. All the doors have to be closed, the key in the RUN position, the transmission transitions out of PARK, and the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph.
The SSP is invoked by both the FEM and REM. This function removes power from relays that provide power to the exterior lamps, interior lamps, and power door locks. This is only accomplished when both the FEM and the REM are in sleep mode. The sleep function of the FEM and REM places the modules in sleep mode when the ignition switch is in the OFF position, and no wake up (inputs) signals occur for 30 minutes. The module will not sleep if the parking lamps or the hazard lamps are active. The following relays are controlled by the SSP function: SSP1, SSP2, SSP3, and SSP4. When either the FEM or REM are not in sleep mode, all SSP relays will be energized. Each relay, when energized, will supply power to multiple features/functions. For additional information, refer to the SSP Index for diagnosis and testing of SSP related issues.
Inspection and Verification
NOTE: The REM, FEM, and the RKE (DDM) must be reconfigured upon replacement. REFER to Section 418-01 .
  1. Verify the customer concern by operating the system.
  1. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical and electrical damage.


Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Door lock mechanisms
  • Central junction box (CJB) Fuses:
    • Fuse 8 (20A)
    • Fuse 16 (10A)
    • Fuse 6 (15A)
  • Battery junction box (BJB) Fuses:
    • 109 (40A)
    • 103 (40A)
    • 2 (10A)
    • 23 (15A)
    • 21 (10A) (Early Build Vehicles)
    • 14 (10A) (Late Build Vehicles)
  • Circuitry
  • Connectors
  • Door lock actuators
  • Door lock switches
  • FEM
  • REM
  • RKE (DDM)
  • SCP communication network
  • Remote transmitter
  • Remote transmitter batteries

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SOURCE: 2000 ford windstar

fuse #10 in the fuse box inside the van under the dash this fuse will be blown HOWEVER the reason the fuse is blown is your real problem
the most likely cause is the reduntant bps on the master cylinder just unplug it and the fuse should stop blowing.
you can replace it if you want.
be very carefull of leaking brakefluid on harness below this sensor if brakefluid has leaked into harness and is not attended too it can cause major problems.

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SOURCE: Having trouble with the power locks in my 2000 Ford Windstar

remove the door panels ,most likely is drivers door lock ,either dodgy contacts or the lock itself but i have had the passenger lock up the swanney before now also check the wires in the rubber sleeve from the body to the door had one once where they were chaffed.All vehicles had same symptons but different causes.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Windstar head light power door lock and front blinker

Check your fuses under hood and on dash. Some of these use two different fuses for rt. & lt. Look in you owners manual for the correct fuses to check. If it is a fuse problem, you will have to find out why the fuse was blown. Good luck

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: need fuse lay out for a 2000 ford windstar. milage

Go to a local library and check out the Chilton series for 2000 Ford Windstars.
Good luck... its a Ford.

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