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Q: Power windows not working. on 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

None of my power windows have any power to them. I have looked at the fuse box under the hood and see no blown fuse. Is there another fuse box if not what coukld cause me to lose power to all 4 windows at once?
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Driver's window Master lock switch. The spring in the controller gets worn and doesn't make contact anymore. So it doesn't send power to any of the other windows. You can get a new switch, take that one apart and stretch the spring back out, or jump the yellow and brown wire together and never worry about it again. It's a very common problem with the Dodges.
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There is only one fuse box - under the hood, and according to my diagrams all windows power up from a single 10amp fuse (fuse #25). I suggest having someone hold down a window switch while you wiggle the fuse and if that doesn't work change it, even if it looks good.

Sometimes the female connection inside the fuse box looses and causes problems, also a fuse can look good but have a hairline break that makes it look good or is on the edge or the filament where it cannot be seen.

you could also have a problem with the power or ground wire to the main switch or the switch itself. Unless want to pay a pro to troubleshoot you'll need to have a wiring diagram and know to to test voltage drop at the main switch ... or take a chance and spend the money on a drivers front switch, if it doesn't work pay a pro.

your call,

Robert Grove

for mobile mechanic in orange county
ok i am loocking in the owners manual and i can not find a second Fuse box and i can not find the fuse for the power windos at all.
I had this same issue with my 2008 Dodge Big Horn. Before you spend a lot of time problem shooting and checking fuses pop the driver's side window control off. I used a flat head screwdriver and it takes less than a minute. Then, unplug the two wiring harnesses to your window control one at a time and plug them back in. Sometimes that simple procedure will solve your problem. If that doesn't work, then proceed to check fuses and what not.
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