I had a similar problem with my 1991 Camry.
You may also have some actual open (broken) conductors inside the insulation that you cannot see. These may be preventing a complete circuit. You can check this by pressing the appropriate switch while you or a friend bends the wiring bundle in the door jamb.
Also, you said you "taped" the wires. You did not say you spliced them. Were all the copper conductor strands intact? If they were shorted, they coud be badly damaged and may need splicing. I would be very surprised if only the insulation broke but not the copper, since copper may get brittle when you continue to bend it-as in a door jamb.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 6:47 PM