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How to Remove Rear Window Regulator 11-16 Ford F250

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  1. step : Removing the Rear Door Panel (0:23)
    • Pry off the window switch panel
    • Disconnect the window switch electrical connector
    • Remove the 7 mm screw at the bottom of the door panel
    • Remove the two 7 mm screws under the arm rest
    • Pull the door panel up to release it from the door
    • Disconnect the speaker electrical connector
  2. step : Removing the Rear Window Regulator (3:18)
    • Remove the speaker wire retaining clip
    • Remove the vapor barrier
    • Reconnect the window switch
    • Lower the window to reach the window mounting bolts
    • Turn off the vehicle power
    • Disconnect the switch electrical connector
    • Remove the two 10 mm bolts securing the window glass to the mounting brackets
    • Disconnect the window regulator motor electrical connector
    • Raise the window glass by hand and tape it in place
    • Remove the two 10 mm mounting nuts at the top and bottom of the window regulator arm
    • Remove the three 10 mm nuts securing the window regulator motor
    • Remove the window regulator and motor
  3. step : Installing the Rear Window Regulator (10:53)
    • Place the window regulator and motor into the door
    • Insert the two window regulator arm studs into place
    • Replace the two 10 mm nuts securing the window regulator arm
    • Insert the three window regulator motor studs into place
    • Replace the three 10 mm nuts securing the window regulator motor
    • Reconnect the window regulator motor electrical connector
    • Release the tape and carefully lower the window glass into place on the window regulator brackets
    • Replace the two 10 mm bolts securing the window glass to the mounting brackets
    • Remove any remaining tape
    • Replace the vapor barrier
    • Replace the speaker wiring retaining clip
  4. step : Replacing the Rear Door Panel (17:32)
    • Connect the speaker electrical connector
    • Lower the door panel down on the door making sure the lock post fits through
    • Reconnect the window switch electrical connector
    • Replace the window switch trim
    • Replace the two 7 mm screws below the arm rest
    • Replace the 7 mm screw at the bottom of the door panel

Len: Hey everyone. It's Len here at 1A Auto. Today I'm working on a 2013 F250. We're doing a left rear window regulator. It's going to be a fairly simple job. I want to be the guy that shows you how to do it. If you need any parts you can always check us out at Thanks.

First thing we're going to want to do is locate where all our mounting bolts are. Okay. Feeling along the bottom, I've got one here. And come across, just keep feeling. See if I feel anymore. All right. So I've got the one, like I said. Okay. Now I'm just going to come right here. This piece right here should just pop right up. So I'm just going to try to use my trim tool, see if I can get it to pop up. You don't want to use something like a screwdriver in this instance obviously.

I mean, it's your truck, you can do what you want, but I would go with something that isn't going to break anything. Here we are. We'll just take this, check our wiring harness. I always check them, make sure there's no funny colors. Rainbow colors in this instance aren't always the best. Here's the little clips. Make sure they're both on there. Those just press into these little slots. We'll set this aside. I've got my seven millimeter. I've got my one screw here. I'm just going to take that out. Turn to the left. You can use a ratchet, but it's a seven millimeter head. Okay?

I'll put that where I can find it. Here's another screw head there, and another one located right there. I'll just pull these out. There it is. Take that out, my little magnet. It's the same. Just grab the other one. All three are the same, can't mix them up. Here we go. All right. We know we've got all our mounting screws out. There's nothing else that can be felt. Okay. Now I'm going to grab my trim tool. You can use something like this, or if you have a skinny one it might be easier to get in to get it started.

I usually start at the bottom. I'll just try to weasel it in under there. And I'll just give them a little tug. Okay. This doesn't feel like it's a pull out. If it doesn't feel like it pulling out very early then it's probably a pull up. All right. Let's try that. Here we are. That's an easy way to tell if you try to use your trim tools and it doesn't want to pull out easy, then it's probably a pull up. Here we are. Now we're behind here. Got our wire off right there. We've only got one speaker wire left. There's a little push in the center right there.

I'm just going to squeeze it, pull that off. Just a little push. Now we've got our door panel off. Okay. So now to get behind here we're going to have to remove this plastic. Okay. We want to be careful not to tear it, or at least as careful as we can. It has adhesives. Just kind of holds it to the door. So just go slow, wiggle it back and forth. There we go. I'm just going to do that down the whole side of the door over here. I'm going to try to bring it back. I'm just going to remove it back as far as I can.

You can remove it completely if you want to, or if you feel like you need to. We'll see how it goes. But first, I'm going to come up here. Just going to use my trim tool and try to pop this out of the door. I'm just trying to get careful not to break it, because I would like to get it right back to where I took it from obviously. So there we are. Very nice. Now we'll continue with this. There we go. Just continuing along here. Like I said, I'm trying to be careful not to tear anything. There might be some areas that get a little rip. And you can tape it back up if you want.

It's not really an air seal so much. There we go. You can see in there pretty good at this point. If I need to go further I'll go further, but at least for me, this is out of my way. So now we ... All right. So now I'm going to go ahead and connect my window switch again. I'm going to try to bring the window down to the point that I can reach the access screw. There's going to be a bolt here, and a bolt someplace probably close to here. And that's just going to relieve the mounting points for where the window connects into the regulator. I'm going to make sure everything's out of the way.

I'm going to bring the window down. There's one right there, one right here. That's good. Now I'm going to go ahead and turn off the key. I'll take that switch back off, and move along. All right. We'll get our switch back out of the way. And remove my 10 millimeter here. Probably don't need to use an air gun on something like this where too much vibration probably wouldn't be the best thing for it. Just going to leave that in a little bit for now. There's one. The other one's probably going to look the same. But before I go ahead and do that, and I start moving things around, I'm just going to try to disconnect the actual motor.

There should be a little push I believe on the side here. Okay. Here it is. All I did was take my pocket screwdriver, push right there. You could try to use your finger and push that in if you want. And then just pull it down. What I did, is I just pushed it right in between here, and they twisted, and it brought the thing down for me. So we get that off of there now. All right. We're going to make sure we have some tape ready because once I take this out I'm going to bring the window all the way up and I'm going to tape it up. You can use like maybe two or three strips of tape. Probably three. I'm sure it's probably an expensive window, so tape's cheap. Okay.

Got my tape ready. I'm just using masking tape. If you use duct tape it's going to cause issues sticking to your paint and all that stuff. Just going to give this a little wiggle. Should want to go right up. There we go. I'm going to try to get on the other side there. Step up on here. Basically just going to try to tape both sides. It's not the prettiest tape job. We'll do a few more. Do a couple extras. Like I said, it's probably a pretty expensive window. Tape's pretty cheap. Cool. All right. The window's up. It's disconnected from the regulator. Now we can start dismounting the regulator.

There's a 10 here. Looks like we got right here, this is where the motor is. Two there, one here, one down there. We'll try those, and we'll see if there's anything else we're missing, but that should do it. All right. I've got my 10 millimeter. You can use it on a ratchet, whatever you've got. I definitely wouldn't use an air gun like I said before. Something like this seems to work fairly decently. It's just a nut. Okay. That's holding the top side of this. Right here. That's the bottom side. And now this whole side can move around. Right? That's all ready to come out. Throw this to the side where I can find them. Now come over here. This one I'm going to leave one, but I'm going to loosen it, and then I'm going to be able to pull it up to this hole. There we are. Okay.

Let's check where we're at real quick. Doesn't seem to be moving around fairly decently. I just want to take a peak. Okay. Let's leave this one here for now. All right. And I have to take this nut completely off. It's okay. So now it's just the point of getting it out. Move some stuff around. Nice and easy. Here we are. Now we removed our window regulator.

All right. It's time to get this window regulator back in. I'm going to get our wiring out of the way. Just set it wherever you can that you won't forget it because we're going to need to install it. So something to think about when you're putting this in, wherever you need to do it, weaseling it around. You've got your stud here, your stud there, here, here and here. All those studs need to face out towards you. Right? If you're trying to install it this way, or maybe, I don't know, whichever way anybody could try to figure out how to do it, it's all going to be wrong unless the studs are facing towards you. All right?

Oh, I got one more wiring harness here. Get that one out of the way. You don't want anything getting caught. Now I'm just going to try to weasel it in. Your vehicle might be a little bit different, but basically just get it in there. Okay? I got my stud in up here. I'm going to see if I can figure out where my stud is for the bottom. I can see my finger. There we are. We'll just get a couple ... Okay. We've got two different nuts here. We've got one with a big washer and one with no real washer there. The one with the big washer goes down on the bottom here. And these are just 10 millimeter heads, so there's nothing special about them.

I've got my top one. This one's a little harder to reach. It's the one with the small head. Oh, see that? It's okay. Just get it on there. Just get it started. Cool. I've got all those. I'm just going to grab my other three nuts here. All right. I've got my other three nuts. They're going to go on the motor end of it. Okay. These studs just kind of press through. Easy peasy. I want to make sure that I get my wiring harness back out of there first. Just like that. Okay. All three are the same. Nothing special about them. Start them all. Here we go. Now we can just tighten all these up, and we'll move along.

We've got our electrical connector, that's going to go onto the bottom side of the motor here. Okay. Going to reach my hand up in there and listen for a click noise. There it is. Give it a little tug. Feels good. We know we've got everything secured. Very nice. Okay. All right. Now it's time to bring the window down. Glass is delicate, it's fragile. Got on my safety glasses. There they are. Just going to put these on just in case the unfortunate happens. But I'm going to hold on to it as tight as I can. I'm just going to break my tape, and I'm going to slide it down nice and easy. There we are.

Just trying to bring it down so everything lines up here. It's got little hooks right there, and right there. Cool. in like sin. Perfect. We'll grab our 10 millimeters. They're both the same. Not going with anything too crazy like an air gun. Too much vibration for glass. Probably isn't the best idea. Okay. Going to grab my extension. Screw this in. Make sure it's nice and snug. There we go. And this one, feels pretty great. Get these back out of here. Take our tape off. You can do that any step you want really. It's a distraction for me. Okay. We've got the tape off. I'm going to recycle that. I'm going to grab the vapor barrier. Bring it over here.

Just going to see about getting everything lined up. Make sure we've got it going the right way here. Going to flip it, and flip it, and flip it. This part went up here. Okay. Pretty easy. Just try to line everything up. These holes it's important to have it lined up with because that's where your panel's going to sit into. Right? Just get it all stuck back on there, and grab our little cables. These actually come up and through here. Just like that. This needs to come down a little bit. It's got screw holes. So let's see if I can get it down. You can spend as much time as you like doing this. It's probably still never going to come out perfect.

I guess it depends on your definition of perfect. There we go. Seems pretty great. Now we can move along. Okay. Time to get this prepped up. We're going to take our speaker wire. We're going to get it back up where we took it from. There we are. Okay. I'm just going to tuck this behind the handle. It makes it look nice. Get this all going. It looks pretty great. We've got our door panel. Got our slot right here. It's going to go over that. And we've all of our little prongs going all the way around. Okay? All those need to fit into these. All right. And then of course this. This is all going to get reattached.

Remember when we were taking it off? This went right here. I'm just going to latch this in now while I'm thinking about it. It's easy to forget things like that. I'm going to see if I can't grab our wire and get this up to where we're going to need it, because it's going to be super hard to get to once the door panel's all back together. We're going to get our lock. Odds are you're going to push down on the lock right now and lock your door. So make sure that you have access to getting into your vehicle at this point. Just make sure everything's pushed in. Okay. We'll just give it a feel. If it feels like it's bulging out anywhere, I probably don't have to tell you, but it's probably not latched in. Right?

Door lock still works. I can hear it over here. That's great. We've got our window switch assembly. Just going to go ahead and take that and listen for a click noise. Sounds great. We still got our little mounting hardware here. Get it lined up. Bonk. Bonk. Bonk, bonk. There we go. Okay. We've got a hole here, and two holes there. We've got our three screws. We'll get them in. Going to crank this puppy up a little bit. Okay.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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