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Another window switch problem

Hi all. I recently replaced my old door panels with leather rs ones. Anyway, I had some difficulties reattaching the window switch wiring but with help on here got the connections right. So I had reattached the wires and was rolling down the window using the switch and bang, a spark from the wires and a small puff of smoke and the window stopped. Switch no longer worked. I thought Iíd better order a new switch and I just got it. That doesnít work either. 😩😩😩. Anyone have ideas how to figure out what the problem is and how to fix it????
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Sounds like a short. Did you check the fuses?
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Yes. 😩😩😩
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Smoke is not a good thing. Check in the area you saw/smelled the smoke for burnt/fused wires and replace. Triple check your wiring to the switch is correct. Me thinks you transposed the wires.

I bet your new switch works so replace an existing switch with it and give it a try after you carefully document which color wires go where.
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Not sure if this is your problem but I chased a non working window switch issue for YEARS on my '88. At some point I decided to dig into the wires themselves...turned out to be there was a "kink" in one of the wires where it entered the door. It would randomly connect and disconnect which made trouble shooting a total waste of time. You say you did some work on the doors so maybe check that? Good luck.
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Not sure if this is your problem but I chased a non working window switch issue for YEARS on my '88. At some point I decided to dig into the wires themselves...turned out to be there was a "kink" in one of the wires where it entered the door. It would randomly connect and disconnect which made trouble shooting a total waste of time. You say you did some work on the doors so maybe check that? Good luck.
+1, I have chased the same for several years (not too hard) to no avail. Many of our rides are 30 - 40 - 50 years and older. Wiring can only hold up so long. Ideally our older machines should be completely rewired.
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Sounds like you took apart a working window switch. Mis-wired it when re-installing it and possibly applied power across the switch contacts.
Sounds like you need to troubleshoot with a schematic and DVM
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Apply 12 volts across blue wires to check motors, if they work then work your way back up to the switches. Double check all your connections.
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Thank you all for your thoughts. Iím working on it 😩😩😩😩
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