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Power windows don't work but the power locks do

Both are on the same block. couldn't find a broken wire between door and body

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No telling where break or short is. Just because the Power locks work doesn't mean there is not a problem in the power window power delivery. Are you saying all power windows do not work? I I assume you have master window control at Driver's door? So neither master or independent at each door control switch operates any of the windows. If so please double check the fuse or connections near the departure from the fuse for the windows.

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