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Which fuse in a 2006 Ford Taurus will control the power windows?

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Which fuse in a 2006 Ford Taurus will control the power windows?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  EMRSR replied 8 years ago.

I/P fuse box # XXXXX


Instrument Panel Fuse Panel
Fuse Panel
Instrument Panel Fuse Panel (part 1 Of 2)
Instrument Panel Fuse Panel (part 2 Of 2)

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
the fuse pannel in our car is different from the layout youre showing. this looks like the pannel under the stearing wheel but its diff.
Expert:  EMRSR replied 8 years ago.

Lets try this one. This is right out of the Ford workshop manual.


Section 18-01: Wiring and Circuit Protection1996 Taurus/Sable Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATIONProcedure revision date: 02/12/1996


Fuse Junction Panel

A combination fuse and circuit breaker panel is:

  • called the fuse junction panel (14A067).
  • contains some of the system fuses.
  • contains relays for:
    • driver power window
    • accessory delay
    • interior lamps
    • driver unlock (power door locks)
    • battery saver feature
    • rear defrost
  • is attached by three electrical connectors to the instrument panel, body, and engine wiring.
  • is removable without wiring removal.
  • utilizes an electrical plug-in connector at the rear face to accept the generic electronic module (GEM).


The fuse junction panel is located to the left of the steering column. To expose the fuse junction panel, remove the fuse panel cover (14A003) as outlined.

Fuse Junction Panel Cover


Refer to the following illustration for contents of fuse junction panel.

Fuse Junction Panel Content

Fuse Loc. NumberFuse Amp RatingFuse ColorCircuit Protected
1--Not Used
25ATanInstrument Illumination
310ARedLeft Low Beam Headlamp
410ARedRight Low Beam Headlamp
55ATanBrake/Shift Interlock Rear Window Defrost
615ALt BlueBack-Up Lamps/Air Conditioning, Speed Control, TR Sensor
710ARedStarter Relay Power, TR Sensor
85ATanRadio Mute, Power Antenna, GEM Module
910ARedAnti-Lock Brake System, Central Temperature Monitor
1020AYellowElectronic Engine Control (EEC) Relay, Ignition Coil, PATS, Radio
115ATanAir Bags, Alternator Indicator Lamp
125ATanGauges, Warning Lamps, Transmission Control Switch, GEM Module, Integrated Control Panel Autolamps
135ATanAir Bags, Blower Motor, Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
145ATanLight-Out Module
1510ARedMulti-Function Switch (Turn Signals)
16--Not Used
1730ALt GreenFront Windshield Wipers/Washers
185ATanHeadlamp Switch Illumination
1915ALt BlueRear Window Wiper/Washer
205ATanRadio Memory, Phone, Remote Anti-Theft Personality (RAP) Module, Integrated Control Panel (ICP)
2120AYellowCigar Lighter
225ATanPower Rearview Mirrors, Antenna, Decklid Lamps, Autolamp
235ATanGeneric Electronic Module (GEM) Power, Remote Anti-Theft Personality (RAP) Module, Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) Module
245ATanIntegrated Control Panel, Radio, Speedometer
2510ARedDiagnostics (Data Link Connector) (DLC)
2615ALt BlueDecklid Release
2710ARedBattery Saver System
2815ALt BlueStoplamps, Speed Control
2915ALt BlueMulti-Function Switch (Hazard Lamps)
3015ALt BlueHighbeam Headlamps, Daytime Running Lamps (DRL), Instrument Cluster
315ATanTail Lamps
325ATanHeated O/S Rear View Mirrors, Integrated Control Panel (ICP)
335ATanPower Window and Lock Switch Illumination
34--Battery Saver Relay
35--Driver Unlock Relay
36--Rear Defrost Relay
37--Interior Lamp Relay
38--Driver Power Window Relay (One Touch Down)
39--Accessory Delay Relay

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
There was one 5 AMP tan fuse, located second row up from the bottom on the far right on our panel #38. #33 is on the right of two in the third row up. Please see, if you can, the attached picture.graphic
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is it possible they could have put a different fuse box, maybe a 2007 model, in ours?
Expert:  EMRSR replied 8 years ago.
Its 33 in both my sources, do you have VIN# ? I can check the build date.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Expert:  EMRSR replied 8 years ago.

Ok it is a very early production 2006, build date of 12/2/05. Do any windows work from any switch at all?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No. None of them work.
Expert:  EMRSR replied 8 years ago.
I'm looking at schematics, I have not left.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
cool. we are still here too. thanks for your diligence.
Expert:  EMRSR replied 8 years ago.
Ok I see the picture you sent, is that the actual layout of the fuse panel, could it be the wrong cover? I am starting to look at other years.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
actually it matches the fuses perfectly
Expert:  EMRSR replied 8 years ago.

It is #10 a 30 amp fuse, I may have made a typing error that sent me the wrong way, I'll have to go back and look. But that circuit by the schematic is protected by #10.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks so much! We will try that one!
Expert:  EMRSR replied 8 years ago.
Thanks for your patience.