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How To Install Replace Power Window Motor Nissan Altima 98-01

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:40)
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry up the window switch panel by hand with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Remove the door handle bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
  2. step : Removing the Window Regulator (2:27)
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the brace
    • Loosen the two 10mm bolts that hold the window to the regulator
    • Disconnect the window motor lead
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the regulator
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the window motor
    • Pull the window regulator out through the door
  3. step : Separating the Window Motor from the Regulator (4:33)
    • Remove the three Phillips head screws from the window motor
    • Press the back of the wiring clip and push it through with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the motor away from the regulator
  4. step : Installing the New Motor (5:26)
    • Put the motor onto the bracket
    • Insert the Phillips head screws into the motor
    • Plug the accessory pig tail in
  5. step : Reinstalling the Regulator (6:08)
    • Insert one of the bolts into the window regulator
    • Push the regulator into the door
    • Hang the regulator by its bolt
    • Connect the window motor to the lead
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts from the window motor
    • Insert the four 10mm bolts from the regulator
    • Lower the window onto the regulator
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts that hold the window to the regulator
  6. step : Resetting the Motor (8:04)
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Turn the vehicle on
    • Run the motor up for 4 seconds
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
  7. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (8:14)
    • Insert the four 10mm bolts onto the brace
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Push on the mirror base trim piece
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the window switch panel
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the pull handle
    • Push in the door handle bezel

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace one of the front window motors on this 2000 Nissan Altima. We do this on the driver's door, but the passenger's door is the same procedure. This is basically the same for any '98 to '01. The tools you'll need for the job include a small flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a 10mm socket, a ratchet, and socket extensions.

Remove your door panel. First, use a small screwdriver and carefully pry up here to pull this corner straight off. Then, you want to go under here and pry straight up firmly on your switch panel. Turn it over and there's a button right here. Press that button and disconnect your switch panel. Use a small screwdriver, and there's just a little trim button down here pry it up. You can see it's a Phillips screw right there. Just fast-forward as I remove that screw and then pull that door pull cup up and out. Then remove this bezel. You can see mine is broken already so it makes it a little easier to come off. Basically, there four tabs. You want to pry in between this back part on the tab and pull out on the bezel at the same time to pull it off. Now, grab hold and pull firm on the bottom, then lift the panel up and off.

Now you want to pull the water shield back. Start by taking the two screws off that hold the small speaker near the door handle. Then take the screw out in the middle of the door handle and slide it back. Then remove the two screws that hold the bracket in the middle of the door, and then slowly and carefully pull the water shield down to give yourself access to the inside of the door. Next use a 10mm socket with a ratchet to remove this brace. We'll fast-forward here as we just remove those four bolts and that brace.

Here, I have my window positioned so I can get to these bolts pretty easily. If you can't get your window repositioned to here, you'll want to use a wrench. It's pretty much so you can get to the bolts. It might just take a little bit of wrangling to get the wrench in and take those bolts out. You use a 10mm socket with an extension to remove those bolts. When you have those bolts out, you put the window up, tilt it forward, and lift it out all the way.

Now, you want to remove this bolt and loosen this one. Remove these two down here and then remove these three here. This is your lead here for the window motor. Pull back on this tab and pull it up and out. Then pull this tab from the door. Fast-forward here again as I just remove those bolts that pointed out to you. Once you have those all off, feed this harness right through there, lift up on your motor, bring it out, and then bring the assembly right out that way. It's pretty straightforward there are three screws. It just takes some strength to get these loosened. Here, I'm just pressing the back of the wiring clip that clips the wire onto the motor bracket, and pushing that through.

A new motor from 1A Auto is going to bolt on there exactly the same. Just get the square gear to mesh into the gear of the window regulator and put it down on. Apologize for the bad angle, shot it on the back. You get the motor on there, and then start the three screws in and tighten those screws up. This motor was slightly different in that it just came with an accessory pigtail. You just want to plug that in and that plugs into your vehicle's harness the same way. Make sure you put this bolt back in, so start it in right here, put the motor, regulator next to the window, right through, and hang up the regulator there. Hang up the motor here, bring your harness through and reconnect it. Now I'll fast-forward here.

Just to summarize, you put the new regulator and motor in, you start that bolt in first, and then you can hang the regulator rail up with that bolt, and then you hang the motor up with the tabs that are on the bracket. Then put all the bolts in by hand first and then tighten them up. When you tighten them, you want to tighten them nice and firm. Don't over tighten them, though. Make sure it's in the back and in the front here, lower it down slowly, and make sure it comes in contact with the regulator.

Next, you want to make sure it's positioned here to put these two bolts back in. On these bolts, you'll maybe have to just grab the window, move it around a little bit as you push in on the bolts, and turn them clockwise to get them started. When you tighten these up you are going into a plastic fitting, so don't over tighten them or you'll strip the plastic. Turn the key on, and you can see here that a weak battery causes a slow up movement.

I'm going to fast-forward through here as I put the door back together and get the water shield back up in place in preparation for putting the door panel back on. To put the panel back on, just make sure that your harness comes up through and lift it into the right place. Push it against the window and down.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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2000 - 2003  Nissan  Maxima
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Power Window Motor

Nissan Infiniti Mercury Power Window Motor Dorman 742-504

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 617-58278L
  • Dorman 742-504
  • OE # 8073151E02
  • OE # 807300W205
  • OE # 807308Z000
  • OE # 8073040U05
  • Hollander 617-58432L
  • OE # 807307B405
  • OE # 827308Z000
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  • OE # 827311E400
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  • OE # 827300Z400
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  • OE # 8273151E02
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