None of the windows on my 2005 300 will go down. How do I fix this?

None of the window switches work on my car. Not sure if there is a master switch to replace or a cable

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Check the fuses in the fuse box on the inside of the cab. Look for the fuse to be burned on the window circuit. If the fuse is good, then remove the master cluster switch from the driver door and clean the contacts on the wiring. The window lock switch could have a short in it causing the windows to be locked out from moving, including the driver door. I recommend replacing the master cluster of switches in the driver door is the windows try to roll down when moving the switches around a lot. If you need further assistance with your door windows not going down, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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The most common reasons a Chrysler 300 window won`t go up or down are window`s electrical system such as a fuse or relay, a broken window motor, or a broken window regulator.
If all of the windows quit working at once, meaning there is no response when you push the power window switch, chances are there is a loss of power in the electrical system. Normally, a bad relay or blown fuse is the cause of this problem. The drivers master switch may also be the cause.
Here`s what to look for. When you`re cranking the window handle and the window doesn`t roll up or down, either the crank gears are worn out or the regulator is off its track. Crank gears are sometimes made of plastic that can wear down from repeated use. Or, perhaps, the regulator arm is not aligned in its lower track.
There are a multitude of reasons why your car window might not roll up, including: The fuses are blown, preventing the electrical controls handling the window from working. The child safety lock is engaged by accident. The window switch is functioning correctly, but the window motor has malfunctioned.
If the fuse is blown, pushing a window button will do nothing at all: The motor won`t groan and the glass won`t quiver. If the fuse is good and you can hear the motor, or the glass acts like it wants to move, then you`ve got some sort of mechanical problem. If not, check the fuse.
To do this, flip the tripped breaker`s toggle toward the outside of the panel, to the OFF position. Then, flip it back toward the center of the panel, to the ON position. If the breaker trips again right away, do not try to reset it again.
Power windows are controlled by switches and wires and are powered by battery or electricity. Power windows do not function if the ignition of the car is not turned on. Unlike the traditional windows, power windows do not have manual handles. They do not work manually.
There is no separate fuse or relay for each of the power windows. They are all powered by the one circuit breaker and relay.
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With proper care and maintenance, your 2005 Chrysler 300 can last over 200,000 miles and up to 13 years.
Look at the fuse wire. If there is a visible gap in the wire or a dark or metallic smear inside the glass then the fuse is blown and needs to be replaced.
Press and hold the window switch in the closed or up position. It is very important to keep the button depressed, and make sure that you are pushing the side that closes the window. With the window button depressed, open and then slam the car door. If it doesn`t work the first time, you can try it a few more times.
Check the fuse

With some arrangements a single fuse in the main supply line is used to protect the complete window system so a failure here affects all the windows. Other cars have individual fuses for each window motor so failure will only affect the one window.

Overloaded Circuit

The most common cause of a blown fuse we see as experienced Electricians in Sheffield is when something draws too much power from the circuit. This is most often caused by either too many lights or from using too many plug-in appliances at once.

Occasionally, a fuse may blow for no real reason. In this case, simply replacing it is the only thing you need to do. But if you have a few fuses that blow out repeatedly, you likely have a deeper problem with your vehicle electrical systems. An overheated and melted fuse disrupts electricity flow.
If all your Mercedes-Benz windows have stopped working, first check for a blown fuse. If your Mercedes-Benz doesn`t have fuses for the window, check fuses for the door module. Also, check the master switch in the driver`s door. If the master switch is defective, it can prevent all windows from working.

Relevant Questions and Answers :

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Having a problem with the passenger side window switch; the window will go down but not back up
ANSWER : Hi there, this issue generally comes up often when we see a power window that does not work on the passenger switch, but still works with the driver’s master switch. It means that the passenger side window switch has failed. The fact that the drivers switch operates the window properly lets you know that the window components all function properly as that the problem is probably electrical.

A technician that is diagnosing this would use the wiring diagram to find the proper wires to test and check for power when the window is rolled up to see if there is power present when the window is commanded to roll down with the switch. Given that you are still under warranty, this scenario should be something the dealership would resolve free of charge as part of the warranty. If the vehicle is only under powertrain warranty and not the full warranty, the technicians at YourMechanic are able to provide diagnosis for your window and can perform a power window switch replacement for you if necessary.

None of the windows on my 2005 300 will go down. How do I fix this?
ANSWER : Check the fuses in the fuse box on the inside of the cab. Look for the fuse to be burned on the window circuit. If the fuse is good, then remove the master cluster switch from the driver door and clean the contacts on the wiring. The window lock switch could have a short in it causing the windows to be locked out from moving, including the driver door. I recommend replacing the master cluster of switches in the driver door is the windows try to roll down when moving the switches around a lot. If you need further assistance with your door windows not going down, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

2008 GMC Acadia: passenger side window switch will make the window go down, but not back up. Now master switch on driver’s side wo
ANSWER : The switch internals of one or both switches are faulty or there is a bad connection to the switches. To resolve this, the switches have to be removed from the door so that you can get access to the terminals. From there it is a simple matter of testing for switch continuity or power on the right terminals when the switch is supposed to be commanding up or down operation. Any switch not working as intended is condemned and replaced. If you want these steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a power window switch diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

My RPassenger window did not work. I had it fixed. shortly after neither of my rear windows will work from the or the front and
ANSWER : Hi there. Usually when both window switches do not work it is due to an electrical fault with the primary control module. There is a center module that relays all electricity from switches to individual window drive motors to open and close. When more than one switch doesn’t appear to be working, it typically due to an issue with that center window control module or electrical relay powering the system. It would be a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your location and complete a window not working inspection to determine precisely what is causing this issue before attempting any further repairs.

drivers side power window will not go down on 1999 buick Century
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. The window motor may have failed, and replacing it is a good idea. If you have a voltmeter, you can test that the motor is receiving power when the switch is pressed to go down. The motor will reverse polarity to switch the motor from going up to down, and it should read 12 volts while going down, and -12 volts when going up. If the voltage readings are correct, and the motor is not responding, then the motor is the problem. If the readings at the motor or incorrect, there is a circuit problem likely pertaining to the wiring or the switch. For more help with testing, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Power window on driver side goes down when car placed in reverse or drive without touching power window buttons.
ANSWER : Hi there. The only thing that would cause this is an electrical short, caused perhaps by an exposed wire in the power window module, which is located in the center console of your Ford Explorer. The best advice we could offer would be to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete an electrical problems inspection to try and isolate the source of this issue.

My car won’t go past 35mph
ANSWER : Hi there. From the description you provided, your vehicle has problems with the transmission again. You stated it will not shift into 3rd gear again, like before the transmission was rebuilt. If the transmission is again the problem, it should be covered under warranty. It could be a faulty shift solenoid. The shift indicator not reading properly could be a faulty transmission position sensor. If this is an overall lack of performance issue, according to your last statement, then possibly you have a restriction in the exhaust system. I recommend having your vehicle’s problems inspected and diagnosed by a certified technician from YourMechanic.

After replacing the window regulator, and using the same motor, the window doesn’t go all the way down.
ANSWER : Hey there. There is a safety limit switch that is built into the motor. You may have to check the window track or inside the door for something blocking the window regulator from going all the way down. You may also have to try to push down on the window when lowering it since the motor will kick out when using the auto-down feature. You may need to replace the motor also. If you are still having problems with the vehicle, I recommend having a qualified expert inspect the windows for you in order to have this corrected.