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My F150 passenger window would not go up- removed panel and reversed the plug (reversed polarity) to the motor and the window goes up, using either the driver or passenger side switch. Will not go down until I reverse again. Do I need to replace the motor or is it another problem?

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  • iamdrl Jun 01, 2010

    forgot to mention that the F150 window problem was a 2001 XLT



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Hello.... You are correct.... The motor it is....

Good Luck....

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