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HI everyone I have a 2002 subaru legacy and none of the power windows will work. Drivers window is stuck in down position. The owners manual doesnt show a fuse for the windows. Does anyone know how to fix the power to the windows. Checked the switch and I dont have 12v going to it.
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Does your car have the driver power seat? If yes, does it work?

Does the keyless entry (lock/unlock doors) work?

With the key turned to ON (engine need not be started) . . .

Does the cruise control work?

Do the back-up lights work?

Answers could help narrow down the possibilities . . . .
 

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Power windows and power seats are both supplied from SBF (slow blow fuse) #6 through the Power Window Circuit Breaker. The Keyless Entry and Door Lock system is also supplied by SBF-6, so the fuse must be good. That would leave the circuit breaker, if it's open circuit; however, I note that the Cruise Control also doesn't work, and so far I don't see a connection between it and the others. Perhaps the cruise not working isn't related to the window problem at all (unless it stopped working at the same time).

I believe the power window circuit breaker is buried somewhere under the dashboard. (On my 2007, it's up and behind the in-cabin fuse panel to the left of the steering column. Might be the same on yours, or try some searching here for reference to it -- someone might have found where it's located on a 2002 (probably the same 2000 -2004).

An additional question: Do the brake lights work?
 

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did you accidentally push the ''window lock'' button on the driver's door??

this is almost as much fun as the virgin switch.
 

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did you accidentally push the ''window lock'' button on the driver's door??

this is almost as much fun as the virgin switch.
A possibility, although it wouldn't explain why the power seat doesn't work either. Also, doesn't the window lock not lock the driver's window -- wouldn't it still work?
 

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I can confirm that the driver's window still operates when the window lock is button employed.

I found a thread here that might help: http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/80-electrical-electronics/13592-2002-ob-power-windows-circuit-breaker-tripping.html [Of note: "When the circuit breaker trips, it makes a clicking sound every 8 seconds. The circuit breaker is located under the dash, to the right of the steering column. I cannot open or close any windows or adjust the driver side seat when the breaker trips."]

I uploaded some wiring harness diagrams here that may help: <a href="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/214/harnessdia.jpg/" target="_blank"><img src="http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7745/harnessdia.th.jpg" border="0"/></a> and
<a href="http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/155/doorcordharness.jpg/" target="_blank"><img src="http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/9610/doorcordharness.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

Hope these help.
 

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In these cars if the drivers switch goes bad or comes unplugged none of the windows will work as they all go through the drivers door power window switch so keep that in mind.
 

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"When the circuit breaker trips, it makes a clicking sound every 8 seconds. The circuit breaker is located under the dash, to the right of the steering column. I cannot open or close any windows or adjust the driver side seat when the breaker trips."
The circuit breaker might click on and off if there's an overload in the circuit(s) it supplies. But it can also fail on its own. In other words, just because there's no clicking heard doesn't mean the circuit breaker hasn't failed. It could click open and stay there, or the contacts in the breaker can be corroded/burned and not making a good electrical connection.
 

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thanks for all the replies guys. Yea I checked to make sure the windows lock wasnt on several times before i made the post. I should have been more clear in my first reply because the car does not have power seats.
I am looking for the cb under the dash do the right of the steering but so far no luck locating it.
Is there a way to test the switch? I dont have wiring diagram that breaks it down far enough so I can ohm it out and cant find one online?
 

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. . . the car does not have power seats.
Ah . . . . I completely misunderstood.

Now that the power seat is out of the equation, the power seat relay becomes a suspect.

The power seat taps off (or would have tapped off) the power window circuit breaker, before the power window relay, so if the power seat didn't work, the problem would have to be upstream from that connection, rather than downstream where the relay is. But given that there's no power seat, and that there is the relay that's also in the window circuit, I'd start by looking there.

First thing to consider is that the relay is energized through fuse #18 (cabin fuse panel) whenever the ignition switch is at ON. This circuit also powers the AT shift lock control module, the back-up light switch (MT), the cruise control module, the inhibitor switch (AT), wiper deicer relay and the wiper deicer timer. Given that the cruise doesn't work, there is the possibility that the fuse is blown.

Also look here (http://opposedforces.com/parts/legacy/us_b12/type_21/electronic/electrical_parts_body/illustration_3/) for an approximate location of the power window relay.

Attached is a section of the window wiring diagram that includes the breaker and relay and the main switch. (Connector configurations are at the bottom.) I had thought you had this, or a similar rendition, when I read: "Checked the switch and I dont have 12v going to it." Again, my misunderstanding.
 

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Hi everyone... I'm having a similar issue with my 2002 Subaru Legacy GT. At exactly the same time all the power windows don't work AND couldn't shift out of Park into reverse, drive, anything... I have temporarily being able to shift, by removing the little port provided and pushing in a key... But what's the fix?? is it a fuse? Relay? Breaker? And would it control Shift and Power windows ???
 

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Hi everyone... I'm having a similar issue with my 2002 Subaru Legacy GT. At exactly the same time all the power windows don't work AND couldn't shift out of Park into reverse, drive, anything... I have temporarily being able to shift, by removing the little port provided and pushing in a key... But what's the fix?? is it a fuse? Relay? Breaker? And would it control Shift and Power windows ???

Sounds like at least one blown fuse. The root of these types of complaints are often traced back to taillight assemblies which have failed one way or another, causing a short circuit which blows a fuse or two, knocking out unrelated systems.
 

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(Perhaps the cruise not working isn't related to the window problem at all (unless it stopped working at the same time).

I don't know if anyone covered this in the answers, but I had a similar problem with my 2000 Outback , all power windows stopped working.

the solution was Fuse #18, 15amp, listed as "BACK-ABS(VDC)-CRUISE"
 

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(Perhaps the cruise not working isn't related to the window problem at all (unless it stopped working at the same time).

I don't know if anyone covered this in the answers, but I had a similar problem with my 2000 Outback , all power windows stopped working.

the solution was Fuse #18, 15amp, listed as "BACK-ABS(VDC)-CRUISE"
Going to try this. Same exact problem with same exact vehicle. Will report back.
 
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