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Old 01-16-2013, 11:55 PM
scottjoh scottjoh is offline
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Originally Posted by pimpincbr View Post
...About 20 minutes out of the car wash I drove back into my garage turned the car off and the windows and sunroof opened on its own and I wasnt holding the key in at all. I turned the car back on rolled the windows up turned off and this time the locks poped on there own and windows and sun roof opened again. I did this about 5 times and gave up. I left the car for about 30 minutes and came back with a different key and this time the car wouldnt start just some clicking noise which eventually didnt even do that anymore just the red airbag light. I left the car alone and came back 30 minutes later and this time the driver side daytime running light was on and nothing else. I turned the light switch no other headlight would come on and the daytime running light would not go off. At this point I just needed to walk away for a while came back in a hour and everything was off. I tried to start the car and no juice. This morning I woke up and hooked the car up for a jump off of a G37 Infiniti. I let the Infiniti run for about 3 min giving it a little gas here and there and then tried to start my truck and just clicking. All of the interior lights on the car came on I was able to use the locks again to unlock the trunk but the car would not turn over however and the damn windows rolled back down again after being hooked up to the jump. After another 2 mins of trying to charge and start I still got nothing but some clicking. Not really sure what could be the issue here. About 2.5 months ago I did replace the Alternator so I certain this should be good? Im not sure if the Battery is just that old and is just dead, its the original battery and the car is a 06 with 99,950 miles on it so I would think its about time to replace but what about these windows going crazy and is it possible something in the electrical shorted out during the cross country transport in the harsh weather?
First off replace the battery, but, that doesn't explain the windows rolling down. I believe it is one of two things. First, and most likely, it could be a bad door lock actuator/latch assembly in the driver's door. If it's bad it will need to be replaced. Second it could be the PM-FT module, again in the driver's door. The PM module may have been water damaged at some point and the corrosion could be causing this behavior. I would start by opening up the PM module and checking the electronic circuit boards for signs of water damage. Replace the whole module if you find some. If you don't see any water damage then replace the door lock actuator/latch assembly.

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