Car in question is a 1993 Cabbie with power windows...
the setup: car had a top leak (fixed by Steve Langford's rails, btw) and filled up to the sills with water during 3 days of rain while the owner was out of town. Since then (the carpets are now dry), the windows will not work.
I pulled out the bentley for it, first checked the 20A fuse wedged way the heck up on top of the relays, it was fine...then I checked at the power window section, and didn't find much except that there is a Power Window Control Unit or something located behind the glovebox.
So i yanked the Right Front window switch (btw, only the front windows are power), and used my multimeter to check the harness for voltage, using the wiring diagram in the back of the Bentley. also, checked continuity between some of the wires, but thing is...I'm not too well versed in the decrytion of wiring diagrams, so I'm not really sure which wires i should be checking. I am aware that brown is usually ground with VWs, so that was usually the wire that got the black wire from my voltmeter.
There are also a green/white, blue/gray, red/gray, and gray/black wires at the switch connector, so using brown as ground, and later green/white, i tried to fake the windows into working using a paperclip...to no avail. so i guess that means that the switch isn't the problem.
now, for me, since both window's stopped working at the same time, i think it must be a problem that is shared by both windows, which leads me to believe it is the (40) ground located under the rear seat, right (according to bentley) or the power window control unit.
can anyone give me any tips about where the ground is (took out the rear seat, didn't see anything taht looked like a ground), and how to test to verify that the control unit is the problem? also, anyone ever had this problem before? what we are experiencing may not be related to the mini-flood, but it just seemed eerily related to it since the windows didn't work after the rain...
after rainstorm and mini-flood, windows don't work
checked voltage and continuity at switch, not sure which wires i should check, but had resistance and voltage at several connections
jumped wires at the switch connector, no luck
both windows do not work, not even noise from the motors, no clicks, no nothin, so i think the problem must be something that is mutual with both windows...
anyone had this problem before or can anyone give me tips on which wires to jump/test/check?
oh, and a pic for views:
Modified by stylngle2003 at 11:50 AM 8-8-2005