Jeep Cherokee (XJ): General information

Introduction

Power windows are available as factory-installed optional equipment on this model. The power lock system and power mirror system are included on vehicles equipped with the power window option.

Refer to 8W-60 - Power Windows in Group 8W - Wiring Diagrams for complete circuit descriptions and diagrams.

NOTE: This group covers both Left-Hand Drive (LHD) and Right-Hand Drive (RHD) versions of this model. Whenever required and feasible, the RHD versions of affected vehicle components have been constructed as mirror-image of the LHD versions.

While most of the illustrations used in this group represent only the LHD version, the diagnostic and service procedures outlined can generally be applied to either version. Exceptions to this rule have been clearly identified as LHD or RHD, if a special illustration or procedure is required.

Power window system

The power window system allows all of the door windows to be raised and lowered electrically by actuating a switch on the trim panel of each respective door. Additionally, a set of master switches on the driver side front door trim panel allows the driver to raise or lower each of the passenger door windows. A power window lockout switch on the driver side front door trim panel can prevent the passenger door windows from being operated, except from the master switches. The power window system receives battery current through a circuit breaker in the junction block, only when the ignition switch is in the On or Accessory positions.

The power window system includes the power window switches on each door trim panel, the circuit breaker in the junction block, and the power window motors inside each door. This group covers diagnosis and service of only the electrical components in the power window system. For service of mechanical components, such as the regulator, lift plate, window tracks, or glass refer to Group 23 - Body.

Following are general descriptions of the major components in the power window system. Refer to the owner's manual in the vehicle glove box for more information on the features, use and operation of the power window system.

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