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Urgent: all power widows but driver front stopped working

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Myself and my girlfriend are on a 7 hour road trip( just heading out of town) and my power windows aren't working( none of them except the front drivers side. ) it's 90 degrees, my ac sucks, and we need help!

Thanks

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I've "fixed" master switches in the past. If you can disassemble it, you'll find that the contacts get grubby. Use a pencil eraser to clean them and you should be good to go.. have a safe trip!

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main ground lead to the master switch panel is broken in the door, the driver window motor is using the other window's motor as the ground

 

check in the grommet at the inside of the door where the wire bundle crosses through it

 

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/showthread.php?t=95487

 

I have seen this three other times, you CAN make a ground lead to bypass the fault until you can do a more permanent repair

Edited by Txakura

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Thanks for the replys. We made it safe but it was definitely a hot and somewhat miserable drive. How would you bypass the ground? Is the actual ground wire broken or what? I'll rip the door panel off This morning

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I've "fixed" master switches in the past. If you can disassemble it, you'll find that the contacts get grubby. Use a pencil eraser to clean them and you should be good to go.. have a safe trip!

 

I used this method on mine. Like the original poster, I only had the drivers window. After pulling it apart, all of of the rockers and very small contacts on the bottom of the switch body had moved around. A few careful minutes later, all was good except for the up on the passenger rear.

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lockout switch enabled maybe/

 

Well, I'm stupid. Thanks for the help. Girlfriend will love that we baked for 7 hours because I didn't think of that stupid switch. Haha.

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