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Old 05-27-2009, 08:54 AM
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just like that all my electric windows quit working I am hoping it is an easy fix--my wiring diagram is a little vague on the electric windows--does not seem to be a fuse in the panel--is there an inline fuse somewhere??--anyone got any ideas???
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:52 AM
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I am a '58 guy so I dont have specifics for you but those cars had circuit breakers. See if your wiring diagram suggests them instead of fuses. Maybe the circuit breaker failed. If you can physically find it, you could try a jumper around it just for a second and see if the seat works.

In '58 they had one 15A circuit breakers for each window motor. No idea if a similar set up was used in your case.

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just like that all my electric windows quit working...
You know, your switches are interlocked, meaning, one switch can't be in the up while the other is in the down position for the same window.

You may have a corroded connection or broken wire (usually at a place where it flexes the most). Broken wires can happen INSIDE the insulation. A conductor may look just fine, but when you pull on the wire, it stretches. Copper doesn't stretch, plastic does.

If the print looks vague, test a switch with a meter to see exactly how it works. The print will make much more sense afterwards.

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:12 PM
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Hi

It's unusual that they all quit at once. Even with the mater switch on the driver's door set to lock, the driver's should dtill work

yes, the other posters are correct, there is a circuit breaker for each window. You can access the rear ones by removing the rears seat base. But again, I don't think it would be any of the individual circuit breakers as that would only cause one window to quit, not all of them.

Check the power feed in to the main switch using a test light/meter. Don't try to pull the switch from the door panel as it's clipped from behind. You'll need to remove the door trim panel and get at the wiring from behind. With the door panel removed, you can access the wires without removing the switch.

Having said all that, there must be some sort of inline protection before the switch, such as a circuit breaker or a fuse. I've got a very detailed wiring diagram manual for '62,s is at home - I'll check it tonight (it's 9.00-am in the morning here). It might pay to try that first before tearing into your door panel.

A dumb question - I take it you've tried all the windows from their own individual switches as well as the master driver's switch panel?
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Two breakers located in the dash (center area):

One 40-amp is fed from your starter relay (battery side) and goes to all your relay contacts in the doors.

The other, a 30-amp, is fed from your starter switch (A term), and feeds your switches (also in the doors).
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Consider:

http://www.classiccarwiring.com/ford.php
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On my 62 convertible.The main circuit breaker for the windows is attached to the starter solenoid.
Then runs over to the main relay for the windows which is attached to the center of the fire wall in engine bay.
My problem when none of the windows would work was the main breaker.
The test light didn't help because it showed voltage but just wouldn't pass enough current to operate the windows.
Try jumpering out the main window breaker first.
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On my 66 it was the relay on the fire wall. Jumped it and all worked. Didn't leave it like that gota new one.
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Post Power windows circuit breakers

My 63 TBird rear quarter power windows do not work. I replaced the 4 switches for the rear windows, but they still don't work. I did a conductivity test on the wires going to the window motor and got a postive result. I figure the problem is with the rear window circuit breakers. My front power windows work just fine. The wire diagram shows a 15 amp circuti breaker for each of the 4 windows. I want to check them, but cannot find them. I took out the back seat and checked all the wiring from the window motor to the back seat hump. I cannot find the circuit breakers. I am asking for information on the location of the circuit breakers. I found some circuit breakers on the fuse box, but don't know if they are to the windows. I checked them for conductivity and they are good. Please give me any infomation why my rear power windows do not work and where the circuit breakers are. Thanks
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Hi Ruben,

If you have not done so, read all the posts under this.. The answer you are looking for might be in one of those posts...
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