Window Repair Switch Replacement

Step by step repair guide on how to test an automotive window switch, this article pertains to most vehicles.

Difficulty Scale: 4 of 10

Tools and Supplies Needed

  • Test light
  • Metal scribe or equivalent
  • Test wire leads w/clips
  • Screwdriver set
  • Protective gloves and eyewear
  • Torx driver set
Begin with the vehicle on level ground, in park, with the engine off.

Step 1 - Using a screwdriver remove any plastic covers or bezels.

Remove Door Bezel

Step 2 - After plastic covers have been removed, locate and remove all panel mounting screws or clips.

Remove Door Panel Mounting Screws

Step 3 - Once all panel mounting screws are removed, locate and remove door handle mounting screws.

Remove Door Handle Mounting Screws

Step 4 - Undo and disconnect lock knobs or slides to allow removal.

Removing Door Lock Knob


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35 years in the automotive repair field, ASE Master Technician, Advanced Electrical and Mechanical Theory.


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Article first published (Updated 2014-10-22)