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2002 F-150 Power window problem

I have a 2002 F-150 with power windows and the drivers side window will not go up or down. Each time I push the button to roll down the window I hear a click noise around the fuse box in the passenger compartment. I looked at my manual for the schmatic of the fuses and none of the relays according to the schmatic deals with the window...I'm confused.To add..the window just stopped working...can't figuire out why My 2003Ford Windstar drivers side window used to intermitently go up and down, Now the motor will not operate at all (stopped in the up position).When I press the down switch I hear clicking. My passenger side rear vent window stopped operating also. The right side windows work fine.

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  • wayneandrews Jul 14, 2008

    I have a 2001 Ford Windstar Cargo Van and I am having the same problem. Just hear a clicking around the fuse box but no fuses are blown.

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    none trying to get to fix window so it will go up and down

  • afoltiny Aug 05, 2008

    Have same problem - 2000 Windstar.... driver's side window worked intermittently, now stuck in up position.

  • wwtad Oct 06, 2008

    my ford windstar drivers side window will not go up or down. Just get a click sound when i push the button



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I have a 2001 Saturn L200 and just had the same problem. Just finished smoking a cig before driving into work and my passenger side window would not go up and it was snowing!!!

After checking this website I quickly found out that this a fairly common defect with the Saturn brand! Since the window switches are located in the middle counsel, they tend to dirty very easy, especially if you smoke, eat, or spill a drink in your car.

Before you go too crazy and pull anything apart...the switch may just need a good cleaning!

You will need a(n).....

  1. large flat head screw driver (3/4" width)
  2. very small flat head screw driver (1/8-1/4" width)
  3. duct tape
  4. Q-tips and toothpicks
  5. cup of HOT soapy water
  6. blow drier or compressor air blaster
Use some small strips of duct tape and cover both screw drivers with tape to protect against scratching the counsel and switch. There are two metal clips under the north and south positions of the perimeter of the switch. Take the small screwdriver and start at the top using small prying movements until you see some give. Take the large screwdriver and use it as a wedge. Continue carefully with the small prying movements and then follow up with the large screw driver all the way around the perimeter until the switch pops out.

Now use the large screwdriver to disconnect the switch from the electrical plug....while in there....check for dust, dirt, and sticky residue from drinks.....clean as needed! Next, examine the switch to see that it is operating correctly. **My car had pop spilled on the switch and was causing it to remain stuck in the down operation of the window!**

Disassemble the switch completely and you will see three pieces. Use the hot soapy water and q-tips and toothpicks to clean every piece good. Be careful to not use too much water on the circuit board you could cause permanent damage! Finally, use an air compressor to air blast each piece good until dry! At this point I was able to get the switch function properly again.

All you should have to do now is work backwards and reassemble the switch into the counsel. Test the operation of your passenger window. If this does not work then you will need a new or replacement switch.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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Cause fords are peices of ****..I'm having the same window problem with my windstar and I also have an 05 f-150.. Im seeling them both and will never buy a cheap pos ford again

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