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power window wont work 95 Nissan Pathfinder

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The passenger side rear power window will not go up or down. What should I do to fix it. It is a 95’ Nissan Pathfinder. Is there a fuse or breaker. How do you take the door panel of ? and how do you take the swithch out?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Eric replied 11 years ago.
   Fuses should be located under the hood (see the blue box)
Expert:  Eric replied 11 years ago.

 In blue box in picture above should be your fuses.  As far as locating your screws to remove the door panel, they are usually in the door handle, pockets, under the arm padding etc.. Hopefully these two pictures are a good reference for you.  I don't have the exact locations, but post back if you have more questions.


Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Eric's Post: You still have not told me what to do. The fuses you show are not marked for windows. And how do I know if they are bad?
Expert:  joe allen replied 11 years ago.

Use this to check for power in the motor the fuses will be checked the same way just with a test light ground the wire and touch the contacts your ownwers manule will tell you which is which. Hope this helps write back if you have any other questions.


A dead motor can be diagnosed with a 12-volt light or voltmeter by first ensuring that B+ is available to both switches. Moving the switches should switch the B+ from one side to the other. By connecting a testlight across the switch, the presence of voltage and the switch itself can be checked.

The motor is checked easily by jumping the terminals to B+ and ground. Reversing the connections should reverse the direction of the motor, raising and lowering the window.

Corroded switch contacts are a source of excessive resistance.

Typical power window service manual schematic. Courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

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Expert:  Eric replied 11 years ago.


Sorry that it was not clear.  If the window is fused (or relayed) you should be able to tell by pulling it out and seeing a break or burn going from one post to another.  You may also have fuses under the dash on the drivers side.

This is what a burnt fuse will look like - notice the separation.

Image 2  Image 1fuse block in passenger compartment

Remove the bad fuse with a fuse puller (a small pair of plastic tweezers that should come with the fuse box). Or use a pair of needle-nose pliers.

--Care with metal pliers
If you're using anything metal to remove a fuse, be careful not to touch both sides of the fuse holder at once. If you contact both sides with a metal implement, you will close the circuit and your pliers (or whatever) will act like a fuse with a VERY high amperage and may damage the electrical system or particular device. Simply work at one end of the fuse holder and prise at right angles to avoid accidentally slipping across the connector.

!!!!!Never replace a fuse with one of bigger amperage. This could damage the device the fuse is meant to protect.

Some auto stores will also help you for free (because they want to sell you parts) like Autozone.

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
I still canot figure how to get the panel off the door. Ther is no srews that I ca see.
Expert:  Marc replied 11 years ago.

Door Trim Panels


  1. Fully lower the door glass.
  2. Remove the arm rest, door lock knob and inside door handle escutcheon.
  3. For vehicles with manual windows, remove the regulator handle which is retained by a spring clip.
  4. Gently pry the door panel away from the door.

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 1: Interior side and floor trim removal procedures — Pathfinder

  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. For vehicles with manual windows, install the regulator handle (correct position) by aligning it with the one on the opposite door, them push it onto its shaft until the spring clips into place.

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 2: Remove the lock button first before removing the door panel

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 3: Remove the plug to gain access to door panel retaining screws

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 4: Remove the trim cover

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 5: Remove the door handle trim

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 6: Remove the power window switch trim panel


    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 7: After loosening the power window switch trim panel, disengage the electrical connection

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 8: Remove all the necessary trim panels before removing the door panel clips

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 9: View of the door panel retaining clip — clip must be installed in the hole straight

    < cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=400> <> < align=middle>Fig. 10: Make sure the watershield plastic is in place before installing the door panel


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