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Just bought 1998 LeSabre w/56k miles. rear windows don't work from rear door switches or driver's door switches. Any known issues to check first?

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You may have a broken power wire & it is usually in the driver's side door wiring harness at the flex point. Peal back the outer casing to expose the wires & repair any broken or frayed wires. You can solder & tape or use heat shrink if you have a heat gun. Good luck!

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  • Try using the the switch on the rear door for that window then.
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