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Need to remove rear door panel

I need to remove the door panel to check the drive mechanism and regulator. How do I get to them?

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Remove the front panel of the door and start the car in neutral...then ignition ll start up and then rest of the prt llget activate...from there we can see the drive mechanism

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1997 mercury grand Marquis driverside rear window motor works but window won't go up. Inner door panel off. Metal cable with a black foam cover and pink plastic clip off. Can't figure what it fits to.


usually this means you need a new window regulator.

Section 01-11: Glass, Frames and Mechanisms 1997 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Window Regulator, Power Front Door
Removal
  1. If front door window glass (21410) is in the down position and is inoperable, the following steps must be taken; if front door window glass is operational, go to Step 2.
    1. Remove front door trim panel (23942) and front door trim shield (237A04). Refer to Section 01-05 .
    2. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01 .
    3. Disconnect window regulator electric drive harness connector.
    4. sva~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Be careful not to strike or scratch front door window glass because it can break.
      Remove window regulator electric drive retaining screws through holes.
    5. Remove window regulator electric drive (23394) from front door power window regulator.
    6. Raise front door window glass to full up position by hand and secure with tape.
    7. Go to Step 5.

  2. Remove front door trim panel and front door trim shield. Refer to Section 01-05 .
  3. Remove front door window glass as described.
  4. Disconnect window regulator electric drive harness connector.
  5. NOTE: Use care not to enlarge sheet metal holes in the door inner panel.

    Remove two 1/4-inch rivets retaining lower bracket of front door power window regulator to inner panel. Use drift punch to knock out center pins for each rivet. Using a 1/4-inch diameter drill, drill out remainder of rivet.
  6. Remove three window regulator electric drive retaining screws from inside door to remove window regulator electric drive from front door power window regulator.
  7. Remove two window regulator retaining nuts.
  8. Remove front door power window regulator from front door (20124).
Installation
  1. Lubricate regulator mechanism with Teflon® Lubricant E7FZ-19590-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESB-M1C111-A.
  1. Install front door power window regulator minus motor (23208) into access hole in inner panel.
  1. Position front door power window regulator using upper studs and tabs on window regulator electric drive mounting bracket.
  1. Install rivets retaining front door power window regulator to door inner panel (1/4-20 x 1/2 inch screw and 1/4-20 nut and washer assemblies or equivalent metric fasteners may be used).
  1. Install two upper front door power window regulator retaining nuts.
  1. Install window regulator electric drive with three screws. Do not overtighten screws.
  1. Connect the window regulator electric drive harness connector.
  1. Install front door window glass.
  1. Adjust front door window glass as described.
  1. Install front door trim shield and front door trim panel. Refer to Section 01-05 snorkelbobby_38.gif

Feb 14, 2011 | 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

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I need instructions on install/uninstall right rear power window on a 2002 Buick Lesabre.


First you need to remove the inner door panel, it will be held on by screws and clips.

Jul 21, 2008 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

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How do you remove driver door panel ? the electric window broke, you can hear something rattling inside


Motor & Regulator
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Lower the window to the down position.
  3. Remove the door trim panel.
  4. Remove the door water deflector.
  5. Remove the window-to-regulator bolts.
  6. Push the window to its full up position and tape in place.
  7. Remove the nuts from the regulator cover plate.
  8. Remove the regulator drive cable from the rear of the cover plate and remove the cover plate from the door.
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    Remove the nuts from the regulator cover plate

  9. Disconnect the electric connector from the motor.
  10. Remove the regulator bolts (1, 2, 3).
  11. Pivot the regulator (right door clockwise, left door counterclockwise) and slide the assembly out of the door.
  12. Remove the motor/regulator from the vehicle.
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    Remove the regulator bolts (1, 2, 3) and remove the motor/regulator from the vehicle

To install:

  1. Partially install the three bolts (2) to hang the regulator in the door.
  2. Position the regulator in the door and hang it in place.

    NOTE

    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  3. Install the regulator bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4. Install the electrical connector to the motor.
  5. Slide the window down to join the regulator.
  6. Install the window to the regulator bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  7. Install the regulator cover plate nuts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  8. Install the regulator drive cable (1) to the rear of the cover plate.
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    Install the regulator drive cable (1) to the rear of the cover plate

    NOTE

    The regulator drive cable goes into position (2) for the coupe and position (3) for the sedan.

  9. Check the operation of the window.
  10. Install the water deflector.
  11. Install the door trim panel.
hope this helps you
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Jan 15, 2011 | 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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I need help with replacing the driver side window in a 2003 ford f-150,four door super crew cab truck.


Removal & Installation
Motor - Front Door
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove the window control switch
  3. Remove the front door trim panel and watershield.
  4. Tape the window in the full UP position.
  5. Disconnect the window motor electrical connector.
    NOTE Support the window motor while removing the window motor retaining screws.
  6. Remove the window motor bolts and remove the motor.
  7. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Rear Door
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove the window control switch.
  3. Remove the rear door trim panel and the rear door trim watershield.
  4. Remove the door speakers.
  5. Tape the window glass in the full UP position.
  6. Disconnect the window regulator electric drive.
  7. Position the connector for the window regulator electric drive inside of the door.
  8. Remove the bolts.
  9. Separate the window regulator electric drive from the rear door window regulator.
  10. Remove the window regulator electric drive from the door.
  11. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Motor & Regulator

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Fig. Front Door Trim Panel

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Fig. Rear Door Trim Panel-Crew Cab


Regulator - Power Windows

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Fig. Window regulator arm nuts


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Fig. Window regulator bolts

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove the window control switch.
  3. Remove the door trim panel.
  4. Remove the door speaker.
  5. Remove the door watershield.
    NOTE Do not remove the window glass from the door.
  6. Remove the window glass from the window regulator.
  7. Tape the window glass in the full UP position.
  8. Disconnect the window motor electrical connector (power windows only).
  9. Loosen the window regulator arm nuts and pull the arm from the mounting position.
  10. Loosen the bolts and remove the window regulator.
  11. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Hope helped with this. Good luck.

Nov 16, 2009 | 2003 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Fallen driver's side window


probably need a new window regulator. ebay. 93 to 98 should fit.

Section 01-05: Trim, Interior 1998 Villager Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Trim Panel(s), Door Front
Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) if equipped with power locks or power windows.
  1. swv~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Use care when removing the front door inside handle escutcheon (22620). Failure to do so can result in damage to the component.
    Carefully pry off the front door inside handle escutcheon by inserting a standard 1/4 inch screwdriver between the top rear portion of the front door inside handle escutcheon and the front door trim panel (23942) .




  1. If equipped with manual windows, slip a clean shop rag between the window regulator handle (23342) and the front door trim panel .
  1. Pull the shop rag back and forth to release the window regulator handle clip.




  1. Remove the three cover caps and front door trim panel screws.
  1. Remove the one front door trim panel capped screws from the door pull handle.
  1. If equipped with power windows, remove the door pull handle. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
  1. Slide a flat-bladed tool behind each of the retainers and twist the tool to disengage the front door trim panel from the front door (20124) .
  1. Remove the front door trim panel.
Installation
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
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Window Regulator, Power Front Door
Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove the front door window glass (21410) . Refer to the front door window glass removal procedure in this section.
  1. Remove the two front door brace bolts and the front door brace.


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  1. Disconnect the front window regulator electric drive electrical connector.
  1. Remove the four front door window glass regulator track bolts.

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  1. Remove the three front window regulator electric drive bolts.
  1. Remove the front door window glass regulator track and the front window regulator electric drive (23394) as an assembly through the opening in the front door (20124) .
Installation
  1. Install the front door window glass regulator track and the front window regulator electric drive as an assembly through the opening in the front door .
  1. Install the three front window regulator electric drive bolts. Tighten the front window regulator electric drive bolts securely.
  1. Install the four front door window glass regulator track bolts. Tighten the front door window glass regulator track bolts securely.

Apr 29, 2009 | 1998 Mercury Villager

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Front right door window will not go up or down, it is electric. it works, some times, and some times not. it is in the down position. Would like to move to up position. I live in Arizona, I need it up for...


does it act the same whether you use the driver door switch or the passenger door switch? Please rate as fixya if this helps. thanks

here's repair procedure

Window Regulator, Front Door, Explorer Removal
srk~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: IF THE REGULATOR COUNTERBALANCE SPRING MUST BE REMOVED OR REPLACED FOR ANY REASON, MAKE SURE THAT THE REGULATOR ARMS ARE IN A FIXED POSITION PRIOR TO REMOVAL TO PREVENT POSSIBLE INJURY DURING C-SPRING UNWIND.
  1. Remove front door trim panel and front door trim shield . Refer to Section 01-05B .
Trim Panel, Front Door, Explorer Hi-Series, Two-Door and Four-Door Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the two screws retaining the front door trim panel (23942) located above the window regulator handle (23342) . Also remove one screw in the upper front portion of front door trim panel .
  1. Remove inside door handle cup (22634) at the window regulator handle using a screwdriver or sharp object. Retention nibs will flex for easy removal.
  1. To remove window regulator control switch (14529) and outside rear view mirror control (17B676) , use notch located at lower end of outside rear view mirror control using a screwdriver to lift and remove.
  1. Remove outside rear view mirror control from front door trim panel pulling wire harness from inside of front door trim panel .
  1. From bottom of outside rear view mirror control, remove two screws and disconnect connector from switches. NOTE: Do not pull on the front door trim panel to remove clips from the inner panel holes.
  1. At each plastic clip location, pry the front door trim panel away from the door inner panel using the front door trim panel removing tool from Rotunda Moulding Trim Kit 107-00401 or equivalent. NOTE: Pay special attention to the cut-out in the door trim panel for the door handle, so that it clears the handle during removal without breakage.
  1. When wiring and disengagement of trim clips is completed, it is recommended that to remove panel, lift slightly to remove flange at the top of door trim panel from trough in the glass weatherstrip.
  1. Disconnect socket and bulb from illuminated interior lamp (13776) before total removal of front door trim panel. For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Replace any bent, damaged or missing plastic clips on the front door trim panel to the front door trim panel , firmly loading clips into slots provided on front door trim panel .

    Trim Panel, Front Door, Explorer Hi-Series Four-Door

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  1. Remove inside door belt weatherstrip and glass stabilizer.
  1. Remove front door window glass as described in this section.
  1. Remove two nut and washer assemblies attaching the equalizer bracket.
  1. Remove three rivets (manual) or four rivets (power) attaching the regulator base plate to front door trim panel finish panel (23712) .
  1. Remove window regulator electric drive and front door window channel bracket from vehicle.
  1. Working on a bench, carefully bend tab flat to remove arm slides from front door window channel bracket .
  1. Install new window regulator electric drive arm plastic guides into front door window channel bracket and bend tab back to 90 degrees. Use care not to break tab; if tab is cracked or broken, replace front door window channel bracket . Make sure rubber bumper is installed properly on new front door window channel bracket , if replacement is made.

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Installation
NOTE: The front door window channel bracket and window regulator electric drive are installed into the vehicle as one assembly. The front door window channel bracket may be disassembled from the window regulator electric drive as described in Steps 7 and 8 of Window Regulator, Removal.
  1. Install front door trim panel finish panel with preassembled glass bracket into vehicle. Set the regulator base plate to window regulator electric drive using base plate locator tab as a guide.
  1. Install three (manual) or four (power) rivets (385189-S100) to attach regulator to front door trim panel finish panel . Two 1/4-20 x 1-inch bolts and two 1/4-20 nut and washer assemblies may be used as alternates for glass retention. However, torque must not exceed 4-7 Nm (3-5 ft-lb). Equivalent metric retainers may be used.
  1. Install equalizer bracket.
  1. Install inside door belt weatherstrip and glass stabilizer.
  1. Lower regulator arms to access holes in front door trim panel finish panel . Install front door window glass as outlined.
  1. Adjust glass to ensure proper alignment with glass run. Cycle glass for smooth operation.
  1. Install front door trim panel and front door trim shield . Refer to Section 01-05B .

Apr 20, 2009 | 1994 Ford Explorer Limited

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Window regulator replacement


Window Regulator, Rear Door, Explorer Removal
  1. Remove the rear door trim panel and watershield. Refer to Section 01-05B .
Trim Panel, Rear Door, Explorer, Hi-Series Four-Door Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the two screws retaining the rear door trim panel (27406) located above the door handle.
  1. Remove trim cup at the door handle using a screwdriver or sharp object. Retention nibs will flex for easy removal.
  1. To remove window regulator switch plate (14524) , use notch located at lower end of plate using a screwdriver to lift and remove.
  1. Remove window regulator switch plate from rear door trim panel pulling wire harness from rear door trim panel .
  1. From bottom of window regulator switch plate , remove two screws and disconnect connector from window regulator control switch (14529) .
  1. At each plastic clip location, pry the rear door trim panel away from the door inner panel using the door trim panel removing tool from Rotunda Moulding/Trim Kit 107-00401 or equivalent.
  1. Remove panel, lift slightly to remove flange at the top of rear door trim panel from trough in the glass weatherstrip. For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order. Replace any bent, damaged or missing plastic clips on the rear door trim panel to the door inner panel, firmly loading clips into slots provided on rear door trim panel .
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  1. If equipped with power windows, disconnect the wire from the regulator.
  1. Remove the rear door window glass as described in this section.
  1. Remove the window guide, if equipped, (nuts and washers). Remove guide from door belt opening.
  1. Remove three 1/4-inch rivets attaching motor bracket (electric) to inner panel and two 1/4-inch rivets attaching regulator lower bracket to inner panel. Use drift punch to knock out center pins for each rivet. NOTE: Use care not to enlarge sheet metal holes in the door inner panel when drilling.
  1. Using a 1/4-inch diameter drill, drill out the remainder of the rivet.
  1. Remove two upper regulator attaching nuts.
  1. Remove regulator from the front door (20125) .
Installation
  1. Lubricate regulator mechanism with Multi-Purpose Grease D0AZ-19584-AA or equivalent.
  1. Install regulator into access hole in inner panel.
  1. Position regulator using upper regulator studs and tabs on motor mounting bracket (electric) or cup mounting plate (manual).
  1. Install rivets attaching regulator to door inner panel (1/4-20 x 1/2-inch bolt and 1/4-20 nut and washer assemblies or equivalent metric fasteners may be used as alternates).
  1. Install two upper regulator attachment nuts.
  1. Install door glass as outlined under Door Glass Installation.
  1. Adjust glass as outlined under Adjustments .
  1. Reconnect wire to regulator, if equipped.
  1. Check operation of window regulator.
  1. Install door watershield and trim panel. Refer to Section 01-05B .

Apr 11, 2009 | 1994 Ford Explorer Limited

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Replace a window regulator in a 1994 ford explorer


wow, a lot of work to do.

Window Regulator, Front Door, Explorer Removal
srk~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: IF THE REGULATOR COUNTERBALANCE SPRING MUST BE REMOVED OR REPLACED FOR ANY REASON, MAKE SURE THAT THE REGULATOR ARMS ARE IN A FIXED POSITION PRIOR TO REMOVAL TO PREVENT POSSIBLE INJURY DURING C-SPRING UNWIND.
  1. Remove front door trim panel and front door trim shield . Refer to Section 01-05B .
  1. Remove inside door belt weatherstrip and glass stabilizer.
  1. Remove front door window glass as described in this section.
  1. Remove two nut and washer assemblies attaching the equalizer bracket.
  1. Remove three rivets (manual) or four rivets (power) attaching the regulator base plate to front door trim panel finish panel (23712) .
  1. Remove window regulator electric drive and front door window channel bracket from vehicle.
  1. Working on a bench, carefully bend tab flat to remove arm slides from front door window channel bracket .
  1. Install new window regulator electric drive arm plastic guides into front door window channel bracket and bend tab back to 90 degrees. Use care not to break tab; if tab is cracked or broken, replace front door window channel bracket . Make sure rubber bumper is installed properly on new front door window channel bracket , if replacement is made.

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Installation
NOTE: The front door window channel bracket and window regulator electric drive are installed into the vehicle as one assembly. The front door window channel bracket may be disassembled from the window regulator electric drive as described in Steps 7 and 8 of Window Regulator, Removal.
  1. Install front door trim panel finish panel with preassembled glass bracket into vehicle. Set the regulator base plate to window regulator electric drive using base plate locator tab as a guide.
  1. Install three (manual) or four (power) rivets (385189-S100) to attach regulator to front door trim panel finish panel . Two 1/4-20 x 1-inch bolts and two 1/4-20 nut and washer assemblies may be used as alternates for glass retention. However, torque must not exceed 4-7 Nm (3-5 ft-lb). Equivalent metric retainers may be used.
  1. Install equalizer bracket.
  1. Install inside door belt weatherstrip and glass stabilizer.
  1. Lower regulator arms to access holes in front door trim panel finish panel . Install front door window glass as outlined.
  1. Adjust glass to ensure proper alignment with glass run. Cycle glass for smooth operation.
  1. Install front door trim panel and front door trim shield . Refer to Section 01-05B .

Apr 11, 2009 | 1994 Ford Explorer Limited

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Hey when i push the power botton for the rear window it doesn't go down,I checked the power button,and its good ! Can i replace the power motor in the rear window,and where is it located,i would like to...


  1. Raise and support the rear door window glass to the full up position.
  2. Remove the interior door handle.
  3. Remove the rear door speaker.
  4. Remove the water shield.
  5. Disconnect the rear door window regulator motor electrical connector.
  6. Remove the rear door window regulator rivets.
  7. Remove the rear door window regulator by sliding the regulator arms off of the window glass track.
  8. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:
    • Cycle the door glass to make sure of engagement of the drive mechanism.
    • Remove the rear door window glass-to-regulator bolt or rivet.
    • Position the rear door window glass as necessary to access the rear door window glass-to-regulator rivet.
    • Secure the rear door window glass in the full UP position with tape.
    • Disconnect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
    • Remove the 2 window regulator nuts.
    • Remove the 3 window regulator motor bracket nuts.
    • Install the window regulator assembly. Tighten the 3 motor bracket nuts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    • Install the 2 window regulator nuts. Tighten the nuts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
    • Connect the window regulator motor electrical connector.
    • Remove the tape securing the rear door window glass in the full UP position.
    • Position the rear door window glass as necessary to access the rear door window glass-to-regulator rivet. Tighten the bolt to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm), or install a new rivet.
    • Install the window regulator motor
    • Remove the window regulator assembly.
Remove the window regulator motor

Feb 23, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer

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