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Power window on 02 taurus not working on driver side front and back motor good switch good fuses good help

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Do any windows work, under any circumstances?
I had a problem where my passengers could not control their windows, but I could control them from the driver's door controls; and it turns out it was a bad battery. Apparently the Taurus computer tests the battery voltage while the car is being started, and if the voltage is too low the computer begins disabling accessories, like the power windows. (But it doesn't alert you, say, by turing on the Check Engine light.) It also was affecting the remote control (key fob) operation, which is also fixed now.

So apparently if your battery ever falls below 10.0V, the computer freaks out and goes into "limp-home" mode, and begins shutting accessories off.

So check your battery with a voltmeter; if it's below 11.0V in the morning with the engine off, or below 10.0V while cranking the engine, I'd try getting a new battery.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

  • jmparks61 Mar 21, 2011

    I have a new battery and they still aren't working. The driver side did enough that it is all the way down now, but won't go up. I have put in a new switch on the drivers side, I have checked fuses and replaced one bad one (didn't help). I haven't checked the window motor because of all windows being affected. Could it be a relay, and if so, where would I find this? Thanks!

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