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1989 Ford F150 power window

I need info on how to replace the power window motor in my 1989 Ford F150. Can you give me step by step directions or a diagram on how to do this?

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You have to disconnect the negative side of the battery so you won't kill it then remove the door panel look for hidden screws behind the arm rest and behind what looks like little doors that you have to use a screw driver to open once that is removed you will find a plastic sheet just cut and peel this back (you can use duct tape to replace it when you are done) also put on gloves because inside the doors there is sharp edges, you then can see the motor and you will need to break off the rivets but you can put the new one on with just a small bolt and nut and use lock tight

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Good directions with pictures on removing the door panel from Muth Signal mirrors
Search on the page for the MY range and type under the Ford section.

The motor is easy to remove with a hole saw, if this is the motor that is causing the issue.

Best to remove the door panel, and apply power directly to the pigtail on the motor, 1 direction is up, reverse polarity is down.
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Could be an issue with the motor itself.
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Search on the page for the MY range and type under the Ford section.
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Good directions for removing the door panel are available at Muth ( signal mirror mfgr ). Obviously only follow the directions to the point of getting the door panel off, no need to remove the mirrors. Just enter your truck info, and on the products page are the directions in PDF format.

The power window has a pig tail on it, that goes to the switch ( this is what it looks like remvoed ).

You can apply DC power to the pigtail towards the motor, 1 direction is up reverse polarity and the window should go down.

If the motor works this way, next is to meter the lead from the switch ( the other side of the pigtail ). One direction will have + 12 DC V, then the switch the other should show -12 DC V. If not, it would be time to test both switches.

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sorry, ID10T error, posted a clarification not solution ( pictures didn't show )

Might want to check the power window motor. If you need directions on removing the door panel, Muth Co ( signal mirror manufacture ) has PDF download for the install directions that show how to get the door panel off ( if you are unsure of this ).
2001 SuperCrew directions :

Once you have the door panel off, check the motor itself, by unplugging the pig tail to the motor, and applying + and ground to the 2 pin connector. One direction will raise the window, the other will lower the motor. This is what the motor looks like out of the door, and that is the pig tail you are testing at ( this is what plugs into the factory harness )

If applying 12v directly to the motor does not raise it, you need to replace the motor.
Dealer and Napa have the motor. If you have to replace the motor, you need to use a 1" hole saw to drill the door panel to get to the motor mounts You will see dimples on the door panel, this is the location to drill :

Remove the 3 bolts ( they are more like sheet metal screws with hex heads on them), and reach up in the door opening to grasp the motor and turn anti-clock wise to remove the gear.
You can try hitting the motor against your tire, and test again. Dad's '01 Screw did the same thing, but the hitting the motor only worked for ~ 60 days.
If the testing above ( power to the motor direct ) does work, then the problem is with one of the 2 switches. Depending on use, this is usually the main driver's switch. It is ~ 65.00 to replace.

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You almost certainly have a defective window control switch, replace it.

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Thats just the way they do it. To replace the reg. you need to drill out the rivets.

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