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    1. #1
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      Advice needed: rear windows and exterior mirrors not functioning.

      I replaced the drivers side mirror (everything, not just the glass). I tested the motor to be sure it worked before I buttoned up the door panel.

      Once I finished the project, the rear windows and mirrors (both) electronics will not function.

      Before I pull the panel off again, any advice? I checked the fuse and it is still good.

      Thx

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      It's always helpful if you post the year and model of your car when requesting assistance.
      You might consider adding a signature line to your profile information to provide it.

      If you're working with a '98-'00 S/V 70, the windows and mirrors are protected by an auto reset
      circuit breaker in fuse location 37. You can't access this breaker without removing the fuse box cover.
      This breaker also handles the sunroof. Does the sunroof operate? If so, you may have simply unplugged
      something during reassembly. The master window switch can be removed without pulling the entire door
      panel and you can easily check those connections. It pulls straight up out of the armrest.

      If the sunroof fails to operate, the breaker may have tripped. That'll take down windows, sunroof and mirrors.
      It wouldn't be the first time that it's happened due to a dirty/melted master window switch contact.
      See this link for more info on disassembling and cleaning the window master switch:
      http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/for...hp?f=1&t=38245

      You can also download comlete diagrams here:
      http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/volvo-wiring-diagrams/
      '98 V70 R - Is the AWD worth it? You Betcha!

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      Member rmorse's Avatar
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      Check to see if you can roll down the windows in the rear, using the rear controls. If you can, then there is probably something up with the master control thingy.
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      The door switches are wired between the master and the windows.
      If the power doesn't get through the master, the doors won't work.
      '98 V70 R - Is the AWD worth it? You Betcha!

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      Thanks for the feedback - I thought being posted in the 98-00 forum would provide the detail needed on the model. I will update/add a signature - thought I had one.

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      Thanks all - the connection came undone.