Mechanics

POWER REAR WINDOW.

1978 Jeep Wagoneer

Electrical problem
1978 Jeep Wagoneer V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic ALOT miles

When my Dad had the Jeep the window was working fine. Now I cannot get it to do anything. The ONLY power I can find that is hot inside the tailgate is the Red wire with the white stripe.

Frankly I do not care about the rear window defogger or if it ever works again. How can I figure out if one if the solenoid switches went bad, (There appears to be 2). If the motor is bad or if I can bypass the wiring and hook it up so that I can use a new switch up front. The key switch does not operate the window either.

Is there a kit to convert it from Power to Manual? I would prefer that anyway. My cousins who bought the Jeep when it new said that there always seemed to be a short that nobody could find and abandoning it seems o be a good fix for an old vehicle like this one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Mookiex4
April 5, 2009.



I would start at the switch. Check to see if it is getting power. If it is, does it send power out?