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Power Windows Partially Not Functioning - 2006 Chrysler T&C

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Hi everyone! Nice to see that there's a one stop shop like this for those who have a Chrysler minivan.

I have a 2006 Chrysler T&C, and for some reason the power windows have partially stopped working. The driver's side controls don't appear to work, but the single switch on the passenger window works.

I was driving to a friend's one day and I opened the two front windows and the two rear windows because there was a raw sewage smell in the neighborhood I was driving in.

I brought the front windows back up and then went to close the rear windows, but they wouldn't close. I arrived and restarted the car, and the rear windows still wouldn't close. Then I tried the front windows and realized they wouldn't close either. HOWEVER, the passenger side window does close, but only with its own passenger door switch.

This lead me to believe that the control switch might be broken for the driver's side, so I tested a functional switch from a 2005 T&C, but it still didn't work.

I have also attempted to replace the fuse for the power windows, but it didn't make a difference.

Note: pressing the driver's side controls does not dim the lighting in the car, so I don't believe it'd be a failed motor, much less 3 failed motors, unless someone knows something I don't about the electrical system.

Hopefully someone can lead me in the right direction.
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If like my 2002, all the switches are in the driver's door, except for one on the passenger door. I would suspect a broken wire in the harness that feeds thru the door gap. Since multiple switches are affected, I would suspect a common wire, which usually means a wire to chassis ground. However, I have never fooled with mine so don't know how it works. The switches could control the motors directly (like in my 1985 M-B), but my guess is that they are just digital requests to a body computer which controls the higher motor currents. Perusing the wiring schematic would tell. I replaced both window regulators in my front doors. As I recall, the motors have sealed connectors (Metri-pak?) so not easy to probe the voltages while plugged in. You would have to pierce the insulation.
A wiring diagram will probably enable you to trace out the problem. I haven't done any work on PWs except replace the whole unit but it appears to me that bill is right.

I've done multiple repairs to my '88 driver side switch but it is a different system entirely.

This just requires a lot of circuit tracing and/or, if you're lucky, you will be able to find a bare/broken wire/connection visually.

Let us know what you find out.
Looking at that diagram, because the passenger switch works that eliminated the fuse, PTC relay and the single common ground for the system. As stated it looks like wiring and it's missing power. All three power inputs to the drivers switch panel are white wires with a pink tracer. Check power at pins 14, 11 and 9 at the connector. One may be missing.

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Hi everyone! I thought 'd report back with what happened.

I ended up taking my car to my mechanic because the weather has been too miserable to work on my car (no indoor spaces). He said that a wire in the fender to the controls had corroded, causing the controls to cease functioning.

Thank you for your help though!
Pls let us know more about the exact location in the fender (front?)
Interested in any further info on this, as well. My 07 GC (SE variant - individual switches in one pod for both front windows, no power rear vent windows) has developed this very same issue.

I pulled the door panel last night and played around a little until I had enough of feeding the skeeters. odd thing was, it seems to work fine as long as I don't have the power door lock switch connected...? IDK. Have to dig through the wiring diagrams to make sure I know better what to look for.
Wiring harness in the door, 99%. Faulty window switch 1%. Head to the local wreckers. Make sure you get a harness and switch from a matching trim level, the base models don't have all the wires.
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