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I have a Ford Escape 2003 limited. I was running speaker cable through the molex in the front doors and I clipped what I thought was the old speaker cable, but it turned out to be the window control cable. See related thread:

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6787

Anyways, I hooked that connection back up and the window will now roll down only from the drivers side door(the master window control unit). It will not roll down from the passenger side.

This is odd and I am having a tough time figuring out what has happened. I rechecked the molex and no other wires appeared to have been snipped. Also, the cable for the passenger side window control shouldn't run through the molex, correct? It should simply run from the button to the window motor, all within the same door. However, I have not touched any of those wires and but double checked them regardless and don't see anything wrong.

I know it's not a burned out motor because it works fine from the driver's side door.

How should I troubleshoot this, I am at a loss?
 

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First off do a quick check on the door panel plug. Make sure that connection is good.

Second, the wire that you cut needs to be fixed. I assume you need to extend a small length of wire through the molex and connect at each end where the wire would go. Unfortunately that is the only way to fix it.

This is why it is always best to leave the stock speaker wires as they are and run new (and bigger gauge) wires through the Molex.

Example:



I also responded to your DIYMA thread.
 

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I fixed the cut wire and the window began working again with the driver side master control. However, I can't figure out why it won't work on the passenger side. Do you know where I can find a wiring schematic for all the door wires? I could not find anything with google.

thanks for your help!
 

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I know it's a long shot and you probably already checked it but I have to say it anyway. Did you make sure that the window lock button isn't pushed. This prevents other windows from being used from their respective switches. Second, for a circuit like this, there will most certainly be a switch leg that goes through that harness for the window lock function.

Side note, I did something similar to my wifes old car several moons ago. I went insane trying to figure out why it wouldn't work any more. Then my daughter pushed the 'lock' button and voila! Window worky. I pushed it down accidently while reinstalling all the door hardware.
 

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well I dunno what I was doing wrong initially but when I tried again this morning it worked. This happened after fiddling with both gaskets, so maybe I knocked something back in to place only to have it pop back out later down the road, but I'll worry about that when it happens. So issue resolved, unfortunately I can't say how!
 
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