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Electrical problems I was using the tester light on the switch for my power seats and i think something grounded out. Now the power door locks and windows don't work.I also don't have an owners manual for the fuse diagram.

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Well i dont know if this may help at all but my boyfriend had the same thing almost with his explorer. He had now window power or lights inside of the car. He found out that it was a fuse that was unmarked was blown. Make sure you check every fuse in the box on the driver side. There was one listed as lights and windows but it wasnt that one. It was actually a totally different fuse. If this does help im sorry. I'm not and expert. This was just from experience.

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