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Old 07-06-2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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2001 window and other issues

hi all! This is my first post but I have been reading them for years. So here is the deal. A friend left his 2001 sitting for 4 months outside uncovered! I offer to resurrect it. We ended up replacing a dead battery, so dead that the we had to pull the emergency cable from under the passenger side wheel well. We got it running and now we are down to only 4 problems. power locks do not work, key fab doesn't work, radio has no power and the window switches don't work. The windows lower when the doors open although the driver side gets stuck sometimes. They lower when the top goes down but nothing happens when the switches are pressed. is there a way to check switches without spending $100 on new switches? Just yesterday the windows were working for 24 hours. HELP!!!

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Old 07-06-2014, 07:44 PM   #2
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I am going to throw a question - why did it get parked for 4 months? The reason behind that can often be the clue to the current issue.
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hi all! This is my first post but I have been reading them for years. So here is the deal. A friend left his 2001 sitting for 4 months outside uncovered! I offer to resurrect it. We ended up replacing a dead battery, so dead that the we had to pull the emergency cable from under the passenger side wheel well. We got it running and now we are down to only 4 problems. power locks do not work, key fab doesn't work, radio has no power and the window switches don't work. The windows lower when the doors open although the driver side gets stuck sometimes. They lower when the top goes down but nothing happens when the switches are pressed. is there a way to check switches without spending $100 on new switches? Just yesterday the windows were working for 24 hours. HELP!!!
Did you check fuse C3? Did the CLU under the driver's seat get wet?
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:54 PM   #4
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Did you check fuse C3? Did the CLU under the driver's seat get wet?
This. Wet immobilizer from clogged drain below windshield. Leaves got in there.
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:38 PM   #5
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Due to a separation he lost his garage so it sat out in the elements. He has ordered a cover! Yes, we did find water under drivers seat and unclogged the drains and sat the CLU in rice overnight ( wet cell phone trick). Fuses have been replaced. Would a wet CLU only mess with locks, radio and windows?
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Due to a separation he lost his garage so it sat out in the elements. He has ordered a cover! Yes, we did find water under drivers seat and unclogged the drains and sat the CLU in rice overnight ( wet cell phone trick). Fuses have been replaced. Would a wet CLU only mess with locks, radio and windows?
If things got wet perhaps you have several issues to contend with simultaneously. What fuses were blown if any? Knowing Blown this could help you to better identify potential issues IMO.

You might want to consider opening up the module, cleaning the CLU circuit board with isopropel alcohol and eliminating any obvious signs of moisture/condensation..

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