Window Motor and Regulator Replacement
Remove Door Panel Step 2 - Gently remove the plastic door cover, this cover is used to keep moisture away from the door panel.
Remove Plastic Door Cover.
Access Window Mounting Bolts Step 4 - While supporting the window, remove the window mounting bolts from the window regulator, once the bolts have been removed the window will become loose in the track.
Remove Window Mounting Bolts Step 5 - While the glass is loose in its track, raise the window until it contacts the upper portion of the frame.
Raise Window Step 6 - While holding the window in place, use masking tape to secure the window from dropping down and possibly breaking inside the door, this step keeps the glass out of the way while removing the regulator and motor.
Masking Tape Window Step 7 - Locate and remove the window regulator, gently set the unit inside the door until the motor is removed. (Note: They are connected to each other.)
Removing Regulator Bolts Step 8 - While the regulator is resting inside the door, locate and remove the window motor mounting bolts. (Note: In this application the bolts can be loosened to remove.)
Remove Motor Bolts Step 9 - After both the motor and regulator bolts have been removed, locate the motor wiring harness connector, press the release tab to disconnect.
Press to Release Connector Step 10 - Remove the regulator and motor assembly through the large access port.
Removing Motor and Regulator Step 11 - Window regulator and electric motor removed.
Window Motor and Regulator Removed Step 12 - Match the old unit to the new to ensure a proper installation. (Note: Check electrical connectors as well.)
New Window Motor and Regulator Step 13 - Gently feed the new motor and regulator assembly back into position, this can be a little tricky so hang in there.
Install New Window Motor and Regulator Step 14 - Once the motor and regulator has been re-positioned, re-install all mounting bolts leaving them loose until all have been installed.
Install Regulator and Motor Bolts Step 15 - Using a ratchet or wrench tighten the motor and regulator mounting bolts.
Tighten Window Motor Bolts Step 16 - Feed the electrical connector through and reconnect to the door wiring harness.
Reconnect Motor Electrical Connector Step 17 - While holding the window in place, remove the masking tape and lower the window into the new regulator.
Un-Taping Window Step 18 - Once the window is lowered into place, thread in and tighten the mounting bolts.
Install Window Mounting Bolts Step 19 - Recheck all mounting bolts for tightness and re-install the plastic weather liner and door panel assembly.
Re-install Plastic Liner Step 20 - Once the job in complete, turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position and test both up and down actions of the window motor.
Test Window Motor Operation Helpful Information An electric power window is controlled by three main parts; motor, regulator and a control switch and can fail in many ways, some of the more popular failures include non operation (stuck), window loose in its track sitting down while the motor turns. In some cases there are minor adjustments for the window rails to re-position the window if needed, check vertical operation for hard spots or clicking noises. All power window system are protected by a fuse which should be checked if the window is non-operational. Learn more Common Problems
- Motor shorts out and stops working, or works very slowly.
- The control switch short circuits, due to excessive amperage draw from a worn out motor.