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Window fell inside door. Cable detached. How to re-attach?

Cable popped off at both ends. Can't figure out how to re-attach. Know where to buy a new cable other than Ford?

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Go to find a link to a local salvage yard and get the part you need to fix your problem

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What ends up happening is that the gear or housing that supports the cable breaks, thus resulting in the window going down and not being able to go back up. this is a common issue with the F150 truck. I have a 2004 and have replaced both of them. driver side about two years ago and more recently the passenger side. I would recommend buying a new power widow regulator. you can purchase from the dealer, usually stocked for about 130 dollars, or look online at I have ordered some items here for another similar issue with a Dodge Van. If you haven't taken it apart, there are several screws under the bottom of the door panel and a couple up top. pull the panel off, remove the plastic lining, three bolts around the regulator motor, 4 bolts connecting the the window tracks and 2 clips connecting the window to the tracks. re assemble as you have taken apart, roughly about 4 hours time. Good Luck!!

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Technical Instructions
See picture below
1. Remove door trim panel and water shield per
NOTE: Place a strip of masking tape along the edge of door before removing trim panel to prevent scratching the door with the trim panel removal tool.

2. Snap cable housing end from slot on inside door handle assembly and disconnect cable.
NOTE: Use care to prevent bending of cable housing retainer bracket.

3. Remove rear window channel retaining bolt to allow access to door latch.

4. Position a block (screwdriver handle) between the latch and the door inner panel and snap the cable housing end out of slot (towards inner panel) on door latch assembly and disconnect cable at latch.
NOTE: Use care when removing cable housing to avoid bending of the latch. Discard cable.

5. Hook up new cable at latch and snap cable housing end into slot.
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7. Install return spring. See Figure A.
NOTE: Ensure that the push button rod is located between the spring and the door inner panel.

8. Install foam block at latch. See Figure A.

9. Position water shield over the return spring and install push pin to retain upper portion of water shield. See Figure B.
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10. Clean hands of grease before performing step 11.

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18. Check all latch functions to insure correct assembly of latch system. If the inside handle does not release properly, replace the inside handle remote release mechanism.

19. Reposition and install trim panel using new push pins if required.


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I imagine this advise is too late for you, but it may help someone else. Good luck!


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