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How to Replace a Window Motor

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Window Motor
Tools
  • Continuity Tester
  • Screwdriver
  • 1 more tool
Difficulty

Moderate

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Locate the power window fuse and inspect to determine if it is blown.
2
Using the door panel window switch, roll the window up and down.
3
Remove the interior door panel.
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4
Check the window lift motor connector.
5
With the power probe, verify power to the positive side connector pin on the window lift motor.
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6
Remove the glass from the regulator assembly.
7
Tape glass to door frame.
8
Remove the window lift motor mounting bolts. Slide the window lift motor mount through the interior access opening of the door.
9
Install the new window lift motor and tighten the mounting bolts.
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10
Reconnect the window lift motor connector.
11
Re-install the vapor barrier.
12
Re-install the door trim panel and handles/switches.
13
Test the power window for proper operation by rolling the window up and down in complete cycles for proper testing.
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