Question about 1987 Ford Bronco
The window motor has been replaced as well as the switch on the dash. The dianosis for the problem they said the switch that works the tailgate is bad and you can buys those anymore. They said that something in the tailgate stays on through that switch causing the motor to burn up. Can I run a toggle switch from the window motor to the battery and just bypass all that?
THE TAILGATE IS OPEN HAVE SOMEONE PUSH ON TAIL AND YOU HIT THE SWICH, SENCER READS TAIL IS OPEN , PUSH IT CLOES .
Posted on Jun 30, 2013
You could run a 3 way switch of some kind. but i would try looking in the access panel and finding the safety switch either right on the bottom of the handle or the drivers side tailgate latch. they are known to go bad.you can replace it but i pulled mine out and jumped it with a piece of wire works fine now
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
Remove the back panel on the rear tailgate, should be some screws then pop off. From there you will be able to see the switch and see if you can operate it manually by using a screw driver and hitting the switch if not then replace it. Located next to the key lock
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
You will likely have to remove the panel from the inside with the window up. Once you have the panel off I would try to have some one hold down on the switch while you tap the motor with a hammer. Of course make sure the latches are all the way closed as if the door is not closed all the way the window will not roll down as it has safety switches to keep this from happening.
If you still can not get it down then you will need to unbolt the regulator and let it down that way.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
No there is no bypass. The Motor in my tailgate crapped out on me last year partly to do with a rusted out tailgate that let water in! I replaced my tailgate, but in my research found that the only way to get the window down was to remove the inside panels on the tailgate, un screw the cover plate, and then unbolt the motor to allow the window to drop enough to open the tailgate. Once the tailgate is down it will be easier to see the internals and remove the motor. Hope this helps you
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
You can try replacing the switch on the dash. If its the motor you will have to climb back and take apart some of the rear door to get to the motor. Its just 3 bolts to remove it. once its out you can lower the glass and open the door so its laying flat when you install the new one.
be sure to support the glass when its laying flat and extended ...I use large cardboard boxes under the glass
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
For the window take the up/down button out of the dash and open it up and clean it. I had the same problem and it works just fine now. The contacts inside the box were corroded with black. I cleaned them up and put it back together and they both work the key and the button. Hope this helps. As far as my parts I go to NAPA or Autozone and whatever they don't have I get from the junkyard if they have any. Parts vary and can come froma variety of trucks and years. 89 F-350 has the same dash, seats, center box and doors as the Bronco.
Posted on Jun 07, 2010
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