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i have a 1981 ford bronco custom with 5.0 302, a/t, 4wd. my tailgate window will not move i replaced the motor and it had no change, i also checked the fuse which was fine. wiring seems to be undamaged. i think it might be the tailgate window key switch but an unable to find one what are your thoughts on the subject?

A lot of these I repaired in the past had problems with the switch on the rear door latch. This is a lock out switch that prevents the window moving when the door is open. Not sure where to find these anymore, the last ones I remember replacing came as a wire harness assembly for that system. Google obsolete Ford parts and see if you can locate someone with the parts you will need.  

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I am a retired Ford master tech specializing in electrical, climate control, emissions, driveability, chassis, brakes, and any light repairs. Cannot answer transmission, parts, or price questions, these are not areas of my expertise.


39 years of auto repair, diagnosis, and emissions testing, in service staions, independent garages, and 20 years with Ford dealers.

National Street Rod Association (NSRA)
International Automotive Technicians Network (IATN)
IAMAW (retired)

Riverside City College Automotive technology program
Ford Master Tech Certified Engine and Chassis Master (Over 500 hours)
ASE Certified in 7 categories
6 years training in Union 76 Pro-tech program

Awards and Honors
4-time Technician of the Year at Almaden Lincoln Mercury
Ford Master Tech
Union 76 Pro-tech Master tech

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