dRock's Express-UP window mod


This write-up is to add an automatic/express UP function to the driver's window, and can be applied to all the power windows if desired

You can do this on any 1992+ CV/GMQ (Town Car similar), including '03+

Naturally, first you need to source a One-Touch down module from a 2002 or older panther. The module is bright blue (the same shape and connector style as many late 80s and early/mid '90s Ford trac and defrost switches) and is behind the driver's door panel (removal info in the BOK forum) of equipped models
You'll find it on all 1993-1994 models (new feature for '93), 1995-2002 retail models w/o Keyless Entry, or a '93-'95 and '00-'02 CVPI/Fleet (decontented '96-'99)
ALSO you will need to snip off the pigtail (leaving wires as long as possible) for it.

(*Note, you're not limited to panthers. The same module was used in MANY Ford models of the era, including Mark VIIIs, Continentals, Town Cars, Marqs/Vics, T-birds/Cougars, Taurus etc. The wiring colors provided later on are specific to the panther pigtails, however)

Now you need to wire it up. This is very easy to do and is all done inline/at the window switch panel wiring harness.
Here is a wiring diagram;

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The white/black stripe wire MUST be cut. The upstream side (TOWARDS SWITCH) goes to the one-touch pigtail tan/black stripe wire. The downstream side (TOWARDS SPEAKER/CAR) goes to the one-touch pigtail yellow wire.
The tan/black stripe wire does not have to be cut, only spliced into with the white/black stripe wire from one-touch pigtail
The yellow/green stripe wire on the one-touch pigtail is for power, this gets SPLICED into the yellow,light green wire in the wiring harness (supplies switched power to window switch)
The black wire is just ground, I grounded the module right at it's metal mount. Works fine.

For mounting, you need to make sure you have enough clearance behind the door panel and are away from any of the mounting 'hooks' used to hang the door panel on most models.
Using the metal bracket already on the one-touch module, I riveted it (along with the module ground wire) to the door shell near the window switch wiring.

The feature works just like the auto-down function, but reveresed of course.
One tap of the switch and the module takes over raising the window.

If you decide to peform this mod at multiple windows, reference the power window wiring diagram for your year range from my supermotors page;

Wire any passenger auto-up(s) AT the window switch/wiring in door panel for that window motor. Reason being is that like this the auto-up function won't work from the driver's contro lalone - but also with the passenger's control at that door.
Note, the auto-up will engage any time the window switch is depressed momentarily up and ignition switch is in RUN or ACC - EXCEPT when the window lockout switch on master panel is ON for the passenger windows/doors. The Driver's auto-up will work regardless of window lockout position.





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