my 63 electric windows work as follows from the driver side

driver window up and down,,,,ok

passenger window,  no down, up works ok

both rear neither work from the driver control switch, 

BUT, all work from there respective window switch,

I pulled the door apart and looking the manual under electrical but found nothing referring to the above.

only thing I noticed on the passenger window wire, (gold wire) was little loose, so I pulled it, squeezed it down to accept a tighter fit on the pin, but nothing changed.

I checked the help section under electrical and windows but didnt find a solution there.

what is the checking procedure to figure out how to get them working from the driver control panel


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Remove the rubber boot in the driver side door jam 

You should be seeing some broken wiring inside that boot 

Al wires are color coded so just join them back together where they are broken 

You  may have to  feel ( with finger tips )and inspect the wiring if the break is inside the wires covering to find it 

Wires just break from the constant use of the driver door over the years 

That should fix some or all of your issues 

Heat shrink and solder is the best fix for long term use 

You may have to add a  small piece of wire to be joining the original wires together to get the connection done 

I have used the egg corn type was nuts used in household wiring as a temp fix to join the wiring back together until I could solder them later 


Check for any fuse problems you may be having by checking them 



The windows are pretty straight forward circuits.  The 12 volt power for the windows come from the same circuit breaker, it does not matter which switch is operation the window.  Therefore if the window operates with the switch in that door then you can be pretty sure that the circuit breaker is good (unless someone altered the wiring on your car - always a possibility).  So if the window works with the switch in the passenger and rear doors as you stated but not with the master switch in the drivers door then it should be one of two causes.  One is an open wire between the driver's door master switch and the passenger or rear door as was mentioned in the other post.  The other possibility is that the master switch in the driver's door itself has an open circuit.  That could be in either internal to the master switch, or the connector to the switch which is in the driver's door armrest.  I found that connector to be questionable on my vehicle.  I also found a helpful wiring diagram for our vehicles by looking up under Google the following; 'color wiring diagram 1964 cadillac deville'  Good luck.  

ok,, thanks to you both

Well, i decided to try and figure out windows, so exposed wires at door.  As you can see, someone had been there befire.  Black tape connections had pulled loose. Etc.  So i cut out the bad sections back to were i couldntvsee any wire dmg. Made extensiins. And put all bk together. That rubber boot nipples were all dry and broke. Making it somewhat useles, but i got it all hooked bak uo, wrapped itvall in electriction tape. Taped up the rubber boot, all windows and door liggts work now. Thanks to all for the direction


A gears feeling getting your repair projects repaired and  back working as they SB  ——nice job !

Enjoy —-pushing those buttons 

SB—-A great feeling  ( spell check stuff )




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