Best to solder the wires together and use shrink tubing to cover the connection. Butt connectors don't do well where there is a lot of flexing. I would add some additional wire to the broken wires to give it a little more ease of movement.
Soldering wires makes them brittle. It is a learned skill that is not easily picked up quickly. Most will overheat the wires making them brittle where the solder ends. I'm still learning, so don't worry about it.
It's best to cut out a large section of the bad wire, and crimp in the new wires. You want a good length of new wire in the door jamb. otherwise the wires will start to break at the crimps inside the door jamb.
Thanks Russ! I cut and changed all the connections I had with the new shrink connectors but back to square one. The drivers and rear drivers windows go down in "Emergency" only. The passenger front and rear do nothing. Sounds like I have to trouble shoot the Passenger side wiring and then find out why none of the windows work with the "Normal" button or at each door.
I think the emergency switch is bad, but would have to wonder because passenger door window works on normal?
Hi Keith. I have the exact same issue. ALL of my windows work BUT ONLY when the Emergency switch is pushed. I have a couple of questions for those that have tackled these power windows.
Is there a relay somewhere?
If ALL windows work ONLY with the Emergency switch held....does that mean my normal window switches and motors all work?
If that's the case, what other device would be in between that the switch and motor that is failing, while the SAME SWITCH is activating the windows with the Emergency switch held?
John, Jason Edge has a video that details on how to find and test that hidden relay... gotta find it then I’ll send it to you...Justin Salgado April 30, 2018 is it take a look
Hi Keith. I found the relay, checked it, its bad, went to O'reilly's and found a 40 amp relay. Wired the existing plug to the new relay, and now ALL windows work perfectly.
This site is great and day one has already helped me solve an issue.
Thanks....next issue. Passenger electric vent window won't open. I will search the site and see what I can find.