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post #1 of 7 Old 01-12-2017, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Electric Window issue 2002 Durango

ok, this might take a little explaining.
I bought a 2002 Durango which has sat for a couple years. I finally got it going and now find that all the windows work from the driver door, but not from any of the individual doors.
I've fidgeted with the lockout switch but still nothing.
now, to add mystery and head off certain assumptions, I'd like to add that I actually bought Two Durangos. my next step was to swap out the window and door lock panel in the door from the other Durango, no difference. I know you'll be tempted to say, but they both may be bad, but all of the windows work in the other Durango.

1 if it were the lockout, changing in the unit from the other Durango should have corrected the issue.
2 it's just too big a coincidence that all of the windows work from the driver door, and all of them do not work from their own door switch. (I even switched out one of the other door switches from the other DUrango to see if that made a difference, it did not)

so, does anyone know of anything that I might look into next? is there a common issue I'm not aware of?

Thanks in advance.
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Swap out the front passenger door switch.

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Swap out the front passenger door switch.
I thought I mentioned I did.
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my next step was to swap out the window and door lock panel in the door from the other Durango, no difference.
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I thought I mentioned I did.
I read that as singular, so I assumed you just did the main panel in the driver's door. I'm now having the problem on my Dakota and my research mentioned replacing the pass side as the fix. I haven't tried yet, but will do so this weekend.

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I read that as singular, so I assumed you just did the main panel in the driver's door. I'm now having the problem on my Dakota and my research mentioned replacing the pass side as the fix. I haven't tried yet, but will do so this weekend.
yeah, I probably didn't write it clearly, I swapped the driver door, nothing, then I swapped the passenger door, still nothing. not only that, but none of the others work, to be the door switches, they'd all have to be bad at the same time, which sounds near impossible. I was thinking something like a relay, or something.
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Here is the fix....

1. Remove the switch panel in the drivers door. Use two screwdrivers and pry up at the REAR end of the switch panel. Do not pry at the front end, else you will break two solid plastic tabs that lock it down. (The rear has two spring clips. Lubricate these clips with grease before reassembling.) Remove the two plugs which connect the wiring.

2. Remove switch assembly from plastic cover. All you need to pull are three Phillips screws.

3. Get a firm grip on the lockout button and pull upwards to remove the black button cover. It is attached to a spring loaded white plastic stalk.

Here comes the actual fix....

4. Get some electrical contact cleaner and spray that white stalk, while working it up and down with your finger. This cleans the contacts inside, which get dirty and cause the lockout switch to stop functioning. Be generous with the spray, let it fill up and work down.

Please do not be cheap and use brake cleaner. Get the stuff that cleans and lubricates. I had some on the shelf from Radio Shack. Can was like 20 years old. LOL

5. Clean it up and reconnect the plugs to test passenger switches. Mine was instantly back to working. Reassemble all.

Note: I believe they mostly fail due to buildup on the contacts. However, if your problem is a burned out switch or wiring, you will need to open and resolder or do the bypass in a few of the threads on this forum. Of course, you can also just replace the whole thing. Otherwise, it's a pleasure to not have to open it, which is a pita.

One last thing... 2001-2009 Ram uses the same switch assembly as our vehicles, if you're searching for replacements.

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Here is the fix....

1. Remove the switch panel in the drivers door. Use two screwdrivers and pry up at the REAR end of the switch panel. Do not pry at the front end, else you will break two solid plastic tabs that lock it down. (The rear has two spring clips. Lubricate these clips with grease before reassembling.) Remove the two plugs which connect the wiring.

2. Remove switch assembly from plastic cover. All you need to pull are three Phillips screws.

3. Get a firm grip on the lockout button and pull upwards to remove the black button cover. It is attached to a spring loaded white plastic stalk.

Here comes the actual fix....

4. Get some electrical contact cleaner and spray that white stalk, while working it up and down with your finger. This cleans the contacts inside, which get dirty and cause the lockout switch to stop functioning. Be generous with the spray, let it fill up and work down.

Please do not be cheap and use brake cleaner. Get the stuff that cleans and lubricates. I had some on the shelf from Radio Shack. Can was like 20 years old. LOL

5. Clean it up and reconnect the plugs to test passenger switches. Mine was instantly back to working. Reassemble all.

Note: I believe they mostly fail due to buildup on the contacts. However, if your problem is a burned out switch or wiring, you will need to open and resolder or do the bypass in a few of the threads on this forum. Of course, you can also just replace the whole thing. Otherwise, it's a pleasure to not have to open it, which is a pita.

One last thing... 2001-2009 Ram uses the same switch assembly as our vehicles, if you're searching for replacements.
thought I mentioned in the original post that I took a working switch assembly out of another Durango...
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