How to Replace a Window Regulator (with Motor)
(DIY Complexity: Moderate / DIY Time: 2.8 hours)
1. Window Regulator
2. Trim Panel Removal Tool
3. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
4. Socket Set
5. Riveter Kit
Step 1 Remove the door panel by removing the handles and switches. It is required to unscrew or unclip the panel.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
o Tip: Refer to the vehicle specific service manual if available. There are several fragile plastic clips and hidden screws on the door panel that will break if removed improperly.
Step 2 Remove the vapor barrier.
Step 3 Disconnect the glass from window regulator.
Step 4 Tape the glass to door frame. The glass should not require removal.
o Tip: Tape the glass out of the way to allow access to the window regulator and window lift motor assembly.
Step 5 Disconnect the electrical connector from the window motor.
Step 6 Remove the window regulator mounting bolts. Slide the regulator assembly out through the interior access opening of the door. Remove the motor.
Step 7 Attach the original motor to the new window regulator and install the regulator assembly. Tighten the mounting bolts.
Step 8 Reconnect the electrical connector to the window motor.
Step 9 Install the window back onto the window regulator.
Step 10 Re-install the vapor barrier.
Step 11 Re-install the door trim panel and handles/switches.
Step 12 Test the power window for proper operation by rolling the window up and down in complete cycles for proper testing.
o Tip: After re-installing a window lift motor and regulator, it may be necessary to re-program it following manufacturer specific instructions. Not following or performing this step may result in improper power window function.
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