Power Window not working

Tiny
FREPANSR
  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES

I have a 1999 Dodge Caravan and the power rear vent and windows are not working is there a fuse or relay that operates these and if so where is it located

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Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 AT 5:51 PM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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It looks like it could be the main window switch here is a guide and some window wiring diagrams so you can see how the system works and to do some simple tests.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Let us know what happens and please upload pictures or videos of the problem.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:13 PM
Tiny
HINNAWI
  • 2000 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES

The power window on the passenger side and the very back side windows opened and then 10 minutes later wouldn't close. Neither the driver side or the passenger side control would work for those windows only. The driver's side was fine. Ten minutes later I parked the car. About 15 minutes later I stepped out and tried the windows again and they worked fine. The same thing happened two more times over the past week and now the passenger side window stopped working all together. The back side windows are working. The driver's side window was never a problem. I want to see if it might be a fuse, but I cannot figure out which fuse to look at. They are not labled in the fuse box and I looked on line and none of the fuse boxes look like mine. Can you help?

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It's not a fuse problem. Fuses are never intermittent and they won't cause the failure of just part of the system. The most common suspect for what you described is broken or frayed wires between the driver's door hinges.

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
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DANDAMANN
  • 2000 DODGE CARAVANDODGE CARAVAN

My 95 grand caravans power windows stoped working I belived it was a fuse becuase both drivers side and passengers side stoped at the same time but I cheched the fusses and the tester says they all good got any help for me?

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LOSONE
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It is probably the power window relay located under the dash. I am not positive of the location because they move then around. Classic chrysler problem if the fuses are OK.

Listen under the dash and see if you can hear the realy click when you try the switches.

Oh yes, did you try to open the passenger window from that door? If that works then it is the window sw on the drivers door. Let me know.

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FREPANSR
  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES

The power windows work but the rear power window do not what wrong

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Check for power at the connector for each motor. Check fuses and switches where noth are out at the same time suspect fuse.

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:17 PM (Merged)
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SKOTMORRIS@COMCAST.NET
  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN

Electrical problem
1999 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 110, 00 miles

The rear windows on my caravan open with very little power. In fact, they will not open more than half way on their own. With a little nudge, they will open all the way. However, they will not close from this position either. How can I diagnose this problem?

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Change the motors. Done. If you want to experiment further, you can try to take one apart and bypass the over-current cutout. It's a thermal switch inside a glass bulb. I replaced dozens of these motors and always wanted to try this but never had the time. I suspect the thermal cutout develops high resistance contacts which limits current flow.

While this will likely solve the problem, be aware that an insurance adjuster will have a field day if they find any modification like this. While it's true there are additional semiconductor electronic circuit breakers in the fuse box, any type of vehicle fire will be investigated more closely if the adjuster finds even unrelated modifications. Their goal is to find a reason to not pay a claim.

There is no current going to these motors unless you're pressing the appropriate switch, and you would have to hold the switch a long time for a motor to overheat. With that in mind, there must be a reason the manufacturer supplied Chrysler with motors with built in thermal cutouts. To be safe, I would strongly recommend installing new motors.

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
VALERIHENDERSON
  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN

Electrical problem
1999 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Not sure if I have all the parts to repair the drivers side window. Do you have a diagram I could see to fix it?

Thanks for your help!

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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This is the motor and regulator you would need if both are going to be replaced. Please bear with me, I hope you get it ok. Thank these guys. 2carpros.com, ok


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/401109_motor_and_regulator_99_caravan_1.jpg

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BILLK1774
  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN

Electrical problem
1999 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160k miles

How do you test the window switch, and or motor? The window will not go down. All other switches on master switch are wrking.

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Which window isn't working? It's very rare for a Chrysler power window switch to fail, but following GM's lead, everything is computer-controlled now. The most likely cause is a problem in the Body computer. Broken wires between the door hinges is somewhat common, but the window will not work in either direction. Also, a problem with the passenger side window has a 50/50 chance of being caused by a defective driver's side switch. It doesn't matter which switch will not make the window move. Current always flows through two parts of each switch to make the passenger side window move.

What is the most common is the ridiculous cable and pulley system used to move the window. Expect a lot of frustration when trying to rewind the spring that unravels all over the floor when you take the motor apart. The motors don't give much trouble, but if you want to test them or the switches, you'll need to know how to use an ohm meter or test light. I suspect you'll find a broken pulley or frayed cable when you pull off the door panel.

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It is the lh. I replaced he motor and regulator, it worked once then I lost power going down. When I diret power the motor it works fine. With a test light I get power when press down but not up, there is power at switch but not out. Dos this sound like the switch?

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 3:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It does sound like a switch. In the past, it was real easy to test the switch by unplugging the motor and measuring continuity to ground on both wires, but in your case, they added an "Express Down" module because I guess it's terribly inconvenient to actually hold a button until the window goes down!

I don't know what's in that module. As near as I can tell from a '97 service manual, you should be able to read continuity from the Light Green motor wire to ground, and there should be continuity from the White wire to ground if power is applied to the Tan with Dark Green wire, but that's a mistake according to the diagram. Power comes in on the Tan wire for the "down" circuit. It doesn't matter; both tan wires have 12 volts with the ignition switch turned on, it just comes through two different circuits.

To summarize, look for 12 volts on the two tan wires on the switch assembly. If one is missing, look for broken wires between the two left door hinges. If either wire is open, something else won't work. According to the description, one power wire feeds all the left-side windows and the other power wire feeds all the right-side windows. The diagram shows it differently for the vent windows, so I'm not sure which is correct, but the point is, if a power wire is open, SOMETHING else won't work.

We'll assume the ground wire is ok because if it was open, none of the windows would work. Both motor wires should read low resistance to ground. The Light Green green wire should get 12 volts in the "Up" position. The White wire should get 12 volts in the "Down" position. If either are missing, I would suspect a defective module since the switches give very little trouble.

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Tiny
DIMPLES2002
  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN

Electrical problem
1999 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

The window on the driver's side won't go down and they are power. I check the fuses, but I didn't see a fuse for the windows

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If the drivers side window is the only one that doesn't work then it's not a fuse. It's most likely a bad window motor but you will have to pop the door panel off and check for power and ground to the window motor while trying to roll the window down.

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BURNETTJA
  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN

Interior problem
1999 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 131000 miles

replace regulator

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Removal & Installation
1. Using a trim stick, pry courtesy light from door trim. Disconnect courtesy light connector. Remove door assist handle (if equipped). Remove door pull cup (if equipped). Remove screws attaching trim panel to door below map pocket (if equipped). Using a trim stick, remove screw cover from switch panel.

2. Remove screws securing switch panel to door trim and remove panel. Using a trim stick, remove seat/mirror memory switch (if equipped). Disconnect wiring connectors. Remove screw securing door trim to door panel from behind inside latch release handle.

3. Disengage clips holding door trim to door frame around perimeter of panel. Tilt top of trim panel away from door to gain access to latch linkage. Disengage clip holding linkage rod to inside latch release handle. Separate linkage rod from latch handle. Remove door trim panel. To install, reverse removal procedure.

Removal & Installation
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove door trim panel
. Remove watershield. Tape window in its existing position. Cut and discard window motor tie wrap. Disconnect window motor connector. Remove window motor mounting screws/nuts.

2. Remove window motor and cables from door and allow to hang from door. Do not remove drum and cables at this time. Install NEW window motor in door. Tighten screws/nuts to 30-40 INCH lbs. (3.4-4.5 N.M). Remove drum cover plate from faulty window motor. Lift cable guide, drum and cables from motor.

CAUTION:DO NOT allow drum to separate from cable guide, by dropping drum or letting cables unwind.

3. Install cable guide and drum into new window motor. To install drum onto window motor shaft, a slight rotation of drum may be necessary.

4. Using needle nose pliers, rotate drum. If drum still does not align with motor shaft, with aid of an assistant, lower window glass 1-2 inches. Drum will rotate when glass is lowered.

5. Install cover plate onto window motor. Connect window motor connector. Remove tape holding window in place. Test window operation. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.

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SKOTMORRIS@COMCAST.NET
  • 1999 DODGE CARAVAN

Electrical problem
1999 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 110, 00 miles

Hi, the passenger power window gets stuck periodically. It is not all the time and is more frequent in damp and colder weather. I am not sure if it is a lubrication issue or motor/regulator. I plan to sell this car, so I am looking for the cheapest and easiest fix.

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