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Passenger window won't go up on 2003 Montana. The window motor is good. What two wires(colors) can I jump on the switch plug to make it go up? It will go down from the driver's side switch and the passenger side switch, but not up.

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At the passenger switch its the Dark Blue and Brown wires.At the Master switch its the Light Blue and Tan wires. But I think your problem is a bad Master Switch

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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  • dunamis1 Sep 01, 2010

    I changed the master switch so I'll try by-passing the circuit with your solution.

  • Ted Schore Sep 03, 2010

    so you had already replaced the switch? that would have been good info to share. If I read your post correctly it would not go up with either switch, only down.

  • brian brooks Sep 21, 2010

    I have the same problem,put in a new switch,still will go down but not up, no change. Will Go up if I jump power to the blue and brown wires. Is there a relay or module somewhere? Whats next?

  • Ted Schore Sep 29, 2010

    OK, which switch, the left (master) or the right? If it goes down, the wires are obviously good. So its a switch problem. The YELLOW wire supplies power to both switches. There are no relays, modules ect. Replace the RIGHT WINDOW SWITCH

  • Scott Cummins
    Scott Cummins Apr 29, 2017

    After some cracker smashed my window and getting it replaced at Speedy glass I could no longer do up the window. It worked when I left Speedy glass then the wifes friend opened the window and would no longer close. I used the jumper method and worked perfect. Thanks for the guidance. Scott



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