Just wanted to pass along this info and all my many thanks to the people of this forum. I have been plagued for a long, long time with an issue with the driver's side door on my '03 Grand Cherokee. When the door was open, none of the controls would work for the windows or locks. Always drove me nuts. Someone in here suggested it might be a broke wire in the door hinge area so I opened the door, wiggled on the wire harness and tried the windows and nothing. Then I closed the door and still nothing, so I figured I had finished what was already started.
Pulled the door panel off and found the door connector was held in place with a small tab top and bottom. reached in and pushed on these and out popped the connector. A small tab held the wire holder in the harness so I pulled on that and the wire connector pulled right out. When I pulled the connector out look what I found :
The large black wire was completely broke in half. So I stripped the wire, crimped on an industrial wire splice and then it looked like this :
And everything WORKS even with the door OPEN!
MANY MANY THANKS!!!