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Power windows, door locks and mirrors inop.

04 jeep grand cherokee laredo power windows will not work from any door switch. Power lock switch work on passenger side only. It would lock and unlock all but drivers side door. Power mirrors will not work. Need help in the worst way. summers coming. THANKS

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  • chrisroberts Jul 13, 2008

    i have the same problem it sucks

  • melikepink Jul 17, 2008

    Mine completely died today. The driver side locks, windows, mirrors will not work. It's been acting up for a few weeks. Driver side would work with the car started and door closed, but today that stopped. My interior lights will not go off while I'm driving and the door open bells keeps going off and the signal says my door is open when it's not. I fiddled with the door harness, but nothing happened. The passenger windows and locks work but not by using the driver door. This is the most frustrating thing. Driving at night with all interior lights on is not good. Had to remove fuses for lights.

  • radrucker Jul 30, 2008

    i have a clean 2004 jeep grand cherokee limited with 97,000 miles. i have the same problem as stated above.

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    Read this forum because we were having the same problems. Took off the boot today and found the black and the orange wire were both snapped. Thanks so much for the internet we saved a ton of money I'm sure!!!

  • firsttimefix Jan 23, 2009

    THANK YOU. FOUND THE PROBLEM DUE TO THIS SITE AND SAVED $$$$$$$



    I couldn't get to the other end of the snapped wire by pulling the boot back I had to cut the boot back with a box knife



    other than that easy savings

  • diamondnight Jan 23, 2009

    All Power windows, driver door lock and mirrors stopped working, and the spedometer panel light is permanently dimmed, all happened at the same time when tried to use my wipers on heavy snow.

  • letmehaveit Jan 23, 2009

    The driver side locks, windows, mirrors will not work. No lights on the driver side door switches. Interior lights will not go off. Had to turn them off with the switch in the colum but that caused the dash lights to ve very dim also. door open bells keeps going off when the is is inserted with doors close and lights off. I too pulled back the boot on the driver door and found the large black wire broken. I repaired the wire and it fixed all the issues. At first I thought it was the switch panel but I was very pleased to find the answer here.. I almost wasted $160 for a part I didn't need. I can only imagine what the Dealership would have charged to fix this.... Thank you

  • kittykat78 Jan 31, 2009

    HAve the same problem. Sounds like faulty manufacturing. Has anyone contacted Jeep?

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    Had the same power inop issues and took the advice I found on this site and popped open the flexible boot. The black ground wire from the driver door module had "broke" in two pieces. It was a fairly simple matter to use crimp connectors to reconnect the ground. Problem solved! Thank you so very much for the sound advice! 20 minutes and under $5.00 for parts - Wow!!

  • nvictoriag Mar 09, 2009

    i have a 1994 jeep grand cherokee limited none of the power windows will work

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Sounds familiar - I pulled the rubber boot back and found the black wire was broken. I stripped the wires and put on a couple bullet connectors (terminators) and all is good. Just wish I would have seen this post before I took the door panel off... Oh well...

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

  • nicksaint Jan 21, 2011

    I read this comment and five minutes later I fixed the same problem. So simple. Thanks!

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Look for and repair one or more broken wires in the rubber boot between the body and LF door. Usually it is a thick black wire that is broken.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

  • Tradewaterdo Jan 02, 2012

    Your solution saved me time and money. The problem was the broken black wire that seems to be causing everyone trouble. I was ready to buy a $250 door switch that I didn't need.

    Thanks

    Tradewaterdog

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Well i pulled the rubber boot back on my 04 grand cherokee, overland, found 2 briken wires, my door lock main power and power window, stripped them back and repaired with connectors and taped togeather with electrical tape ...working great a 10 min repair..

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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Ok, this is what I did back in July. I pulled the boot back on driver side door. The black ground wire was snapped. I just shaved off the plastic alittle and reattached the wire then used electrical tape to put back together. Put the boot back in place and it's been working fine ever since. And to comment above, I had to take the fuses out because the the lights would not go out at night. I tried to turn them off by the turn signal switch and that wouldn't work. So anyway, this do it myself fix saved me so much money. Try this before you head to the store.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

  • jeremymillz2 Dec 18, 2010

    i pulled the boot back and couldnt see any broken wires, my jeep has the same problems as u stated< any other suggestions?

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My Cherokee did this. It was a broken black wire under the dust cover
on the driverside door. Spliced and taped everything works well.
And thanks to the man who posted this fix earlier.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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I replaced the battery on my 2004 Grand Cherokee Jeep after doing so my car window locks and mirror would NOT work!
THANK you all for making your postings.
I went out pulled the boot back on my door and THERE IT WAS A BROKEN BLACK WIRE...WOW this sit saved me BIG TIME! Thanks so MUCH

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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Black ground wire was broken in driver door rubber boot. Seems to be a common problem.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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I had the same problem with the door locks,power windows, and power mirrors.. Fixed it by repairing wires in boot on front left door. Also after I fixed that the passenger rear window did not work so I checked that wiring harness and found some one had tried to repair it and did a bad job. when repairing either use solder adn heat shrink or heat shrink splice connectors to eliminate future problems.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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I had a similar driver window problem with my 1999 Jeep Cherokee. The driver window would get stuck down. I replaced the master panel on the driver door, which was purchased for $40.00 on Ebay, cleaned the contacts and now it works fine. If the problem recurs, the wiring in the boot between the door and body will be next.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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Yhea...I had the wires repaired three times already. All within 2,000 miles of having it repaired by the dealer the first time. I have asked them to replace the harness...but they say its too big a job. Of course, my warranty expired 6 months ago. Even though I only have 44,000 miles on the vehicle. When it fails, the mirrors, windows, door lock, nothing works on the drivers door. What a pain!

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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The wiring harness that goes from the drivers door to the body has broken wires in it. The harness is inside the rubber boot between the door and the body.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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I used this to find the problem on my wifes 2004 Grand POS, Right on point, soon as I pulled the rubber boot back I found the black wire broken.

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Power windows do not work from drivers door or passenger doors

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Ok. I may have te same prolem, but.....

When I press the unlock botton all the door pins raise, but the R/Hand front door still fails to open ith the handle.

Am I still looking at the same wiring loom issue??!!
Thanks.
Dave

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I would like to add my thanks to all of you that added your feedback about a broken wire in the boot between the door and body. I original looked there but didn't see any problem. I took the door panel off and didn't see any problem. Put the multimeter on the switches and they looked good. I then found these posts and went back to boot....this time I pulled on the wires lightly and sure enough the grey wire was broken half. I had to take the door off in order to get to the end in the boot (not a big deal six bolts and unplugging the socket). After splicing the wires back and rehanging the door....everything is operating properly. Note: the grey wire I had broken was two to three inches shorter than the other wires in the harness, this I believe caused stress on the wire enough to break it in half.
ANYWAY THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR POSTS YOU CAUSE ME TO LOOK AT THE BOOT AGAIN, FIXING MY PROBLEM AND SAVED ME A TON OF MONEY.

Posted on Oct 21, 2012

  • Kent Yager Oct 21, 2012

    I would like to add my thanks to all of you that added your feedback about a broken wire in the boot between the door and body. I original looked there but didn't see any problem. I took the door panel off and didn't see any problem. Put the multimeter on the switches and they looked good. I then found these posts and went back to boot....this time I pulled on the wires lightly and sure enough the grey wire was broken half. I had to take the door off in order to get to the end in the boot (not a big deal six bolts and unplugging the socket). After splicing the wires back and rehanging the door....everything is operating properly. Note: the grey wire I had broken was two to three inches shorter than the other wires in the harness, this I believe caused stress on the wire enough to break it in half.
    ANYWAY THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR POSTS YOU CAUSE ME TO LOOK AT THE BOOT AGAIN, FIXING MY PROBLEM AND SAVED ME A TON OF MONEY.

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I WAS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY DOORS, WINDOWS, AND DOME LIGHT BUT ITS DEF FIXED NOW! ALL WE DID WAS UNDO THE BOOT IN BETWEEN THE DRIVER DOOR AND THE FRAME OF THE JEEP. THEN WE FOUND THAT THE ORANGE WIRE HAD SNAPPED IN TWO MOST LIKELY BC THE GENIUSES AT JEEP STRESSED IT TOO MUST AND IT JUST SNAPPED EVENTUALLY. WE ADDED AN EXTRA 2 INCHES OR SO OF WIRE WE HAD LAYING AROUND AND CONNECTED THE SNAPPED ORANGE WIRES WITH TWO WIRE NUTS AND BAM! IT WORKED! AND TO THINK I WAS ABOUT TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALER AND PAY OVER 200 BUCKS!!!!! IT TOOK US ALL OF ABOUT 20 MINS TOO!!

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

Not a solution for the problem exactly but to the person who pulled his fuse for the dome lamps, all you need to do is turn the interior lights off at the turn signal switch next time. I'm going to have my wiring repaired tomorrow. Thanks for the info.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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