Submitted By: oHIobellboyDate: September 21, 2008, 08:33:07 PM
Summary: How to change out a window regulator
You will notice an old sheet I use for a drop cloth on the ground. I always use this as it makes it easier to find parts when you drop them.
1st thing was to secure the window. As you can see in the pix I used Duct tape and an old shirt to keep the sticky stuff off my paint and rain deflector.
Then the door panel removal.
Green indicates the 2 screws you need to remove. You will have to gently pry off the lock cover from the left side of the cover and also remove the trim piece around the door handle
Remove the cover by the mirror by gently pulling it at the top. Lift the door panel straight up and it comes off. WATCH OUT FOR THE WIRING...
The following is how I take the switch apart without having to fight the screws that hold the assembly into the panel. Unplug the harnesses and and the side marker light on the left side of the door.
I then took the control panel off by releasing the clips that holds it into the door so I could replug the harnesses in to test with. You have to plug them all in for any of them to work.
Green circles show the clips.
These pix show where the screws and regulator plug is located. The pink arrows show some alignment tabs.
You then fold the left side down and the right side on top of it and remove through the opening below the door handle. Put the new one in in reverse order and realign the right side (regulator side) first. KEEP IN MIND THE ALIGNMENT TABS
At the top of the unit are 2 clamps that the window sits in. You do not have to remove these screws to put it back together.
Install the new part and body panel in reverse order. I checked mine for proper function before re-installing the door panel.
I greased my old one as it wasn't totally dead and it's in the garage for a spare in case anyone would need one.
The before and after videos. I checked the new one with the compressor for the Train Horn running and it ran at the same speed as it did without the comp. running. The old one would barely get the window up at idle with the comp. running.