I went and picked up my
truck today, since it was in the
shop. The battery had been dying overnight because of some
drain on it that was always on, even when the engine wasn't
It turns out that the rear window was always running, trying
to put the window up and that was draining the battery. The
comments from the tech on the work order are pretty amusing:
BACK WINDOW NOT WORKING
REMOVED REAR DOOR TRIM PANEL FROM INSIDE AND FOUND POWER
WINDOW MOTOR OVERHEATING DUE TO CONSTANT POWER FEED FROM
WIRING SHORT REMOVED WIRING FROM REAR WINDOW CONTROL IN REAR
1/4 PANEL AND CHECKED ALL THROUGH TO WINDOW. NO SHORT
CIRCUIT FOUND. FOUND REAR DOOR LOCK CYLINDER HAS BEEN
REMOVED & HOLE WELDED UP. LOCK SWITCH STILL THERE.
LOOSE. IN UP POSITION. REMOVED LOCK SWITCH SECURED WIRING
LUBED MECHANISM & TESTED OK NOW. RE-FITTED TRIM PIECES AND
CLEANED GLASS. NOTE AS MOTOR DID PREVIOUSLY OVER HEAT WE
CANNOT GUARENTEE ITS INTEGRITY. WORKING JUST FINE NOW.
DId you get that?
FOUND REAR DOOR LOCK CYLINDER HAS BEEN
REMOVED & HOLE WELDED UP.
I've always complained that the rear window was a pain to
use because the only way to lower it was from the driver's
seat with the engine on. Apparently, you're supposed to be
able to open it from the outside of the vehicle ( which
makes sense ) but someone removed it and welded over the
That's what I get for buying a used car, I guess.