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Replace electric window motor

I think I need to release the 2 screws under the door handle, to get the inner door panel off. My manual doesn't describe any such process and it looks like I need a special star shaped 'alan key'.

Is that correct or can I get to the electric window motor another way?

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  • gatti154 Jul 04, 2008

    Thanks, I'll go get one:-]

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The screw your describing is called a torx head screw. It is a fairly common screw design, you can get a set of bits/drivers from most tool places.

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It’s a good idea to store all the removed parts and screws in the adjacent foot well for safekeeping and easy access when you are putting everything back together.

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c) Using both hands, pull out on the wood veneer panel at the inner door lock release mechanism to provide clearance and slide the panel towards the front of the car. The panel is secured on the left side by slip-in clips and they release easily.

d) Using the #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the two sheet metal screws on the left side. For the front doors only, lift the bottom of the rubber ventilation boot at the front edge of the door and remove the sheet metal screw. Additionally, for the front door only, use the large flat screwdriver as a lever to ease out the single “fir tree” type press-fit connector. Neither of the rear doors contains these two additional fasteners.

e) Using both hands, lift the upper inner door panel until it releases from the metal ridge along the window line. It doesn’t take much effort to remove the upper panel as it slides off vertically. Store it on the seats for safekeeping.

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b) Using a ½”small wooden dowel or equivalent drift, place it under the lower edge of the door handle screw access cover. Lightly tap each end of the access cover using the dowel and mallet in an upward direction to release the access cover. These covers can be tight if they have never been removed in the past, but they will release.

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REMOVAL

(1) Remove the plug and remove screw attaching
door pull cup to inner door panel.
(2) Remove switch bezel and disconnect power window/
memory switch.
(3) Remove screws attaching trim panel to door
from below map pocket.
(4) If equipped, remove window crank. (Refer to 23
- BODY/DOOR - FRONT/WINDOW CRANK -
REMOVAL)
(5) Remove screw holding door trim to door panel
from behind inside latch release handle.
(6) Disengage clips attaching door trim to door
frame around perimeter of panel.
(7) Lift trim panel upward to disengage flange
from inner belt molding at top of door.
(8) Tilt top of trim panel away from door to gain
access to latch linkage.
(9) Disengage clip attaching linkage rod to inside
latch release handle (Fig. 13).
(10) Separate linkage rod from latch handle.
(11) Disconnect the power door switch, courtesy
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INSTALLATION
(1) Hold top of trim panel away from door to gain
access to latch linkage.
(2) Place linkage rod in position on latch handle.
(3) Engage clip to hold linkage rod to inside latch
release handle.
(4) Place front door trim panel in position on door.
(5) Install trim panel into inner belt molding at
top of door.
(6) Install clips to attach door trim to door frame
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(7) If equipped, install screw to attach door trim to
door panel behind inside latch release handle.
(8) If equipped, connect power switch into wire
connector.
(9) Place power accessary switch in position on
door trim.
(10) Connect wire connector into memory seat/mirror
switch and install switch into trim panel.
(11) Install screws to attach accessary switch
panel to door trim.
(12) Install screw cover into switch panel.
(13) If equipped, install window crank.
(14) If equipped, install screws to attach trim
panel to door inside map pocket.
(15) If equipped, install screw to attach door pull
cup to inner door panel.
(16) If equipped, install screws to attach door
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(17) Connect wire connector into courtesy lamp.
(18) Install lamp in door trim.
(19) Install switch bezel.

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REMOVAL

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