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How to Replace Front Window Regulator Motor 09-18 Ram 1500

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  1. step : Removing the Outer Door Panel (0:25)
    • Pry off the sail panel
    • Remove the six T20 Torx bolts from the perimeter of the door panel
    • Pry out the trim door behind the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw from behind the door handle
    • Pry the master power window switch up with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry the wiring harness out of the switch panel
    • Pry out the plastic grommets from the perimeter of the door panel
    • Lift the outer door panel up and off
  2. step : Removing the Window Motor (2:34)
    • Remove the three T25 Torx screws from the window motor
  3. step : Installing the Window Motor (3:10)
    • Tighten the three T25 Torx screws to the window motor
  4. step : Installing the Outer Door Panel (3:43)
    • Lift the outer door panel into place
    • Press the grommets into the outer perimeter of the door panel
    • Connect the wiring harness to the window switch
    • Press the window switch into place
    • Tighten the Phillips screw behind the door handle
    • Press on the door handle trim
    • Tighten the six T20 Torx bolts around the perimeter of the door panel
    • Press on the sail panel

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We'll open up the door. And we are going to start off by coming up here and removing this cover. You can just put your hands behind it, kind of pull up. And you can see there's a push pin here, and a push pin here, and then there's two little hooks that hook into the door panel itself. Around the perimeter of the door panel are six T-20 torx bolts, and they're actually made of plastic, which is a little strange. We'll go all around the door panel, and we'll start pulling these out. Being that they're plastic, they don't come out like a normal screw does. You have to be very gentle, and almost pull on them as they unscrew. Here we go.

Right here, behind the door panel, is a secret cover that you can pop off with a flat-tip screw driver. And you can see, you want to grab it from the top, and go down, and then behind that is a Phillips head screw. So now, we'll use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the Phillips head screw. For the power window switch, we'll just slide a little screw driver in here. It pops out super easy. And we'll pop up this little safety pin. Here we go. And then you can push the tab down and pull the connector out.

These little anchors here, they need to come out of the door panel because we need to lift it up. We just lost one. Now we'll do the upper one, and there's the second one. So we'll go all the way around the door, and pop those out. And then all we have to do is lift straight up on the door panel, and it should come off.

Right here is your window motor and it has three T25 Torx screws in it. We're going to go ahead and use a T25 Torx bit to remove them. Now we can slide the motor out like so. You can see it has the teeth on it that line up with the regulator. At this point, you can pull the connector off and you have your motor disconnected.

Now we'll reconnect that connector, and we'll make sure that this gear lines up at the door. All right. Now it's in place and we can reinstall our three T25 Torx screws. All right.

To put the back panel back on, we're going to slide this lock, up through the hole, and then we're going to feed the power window of wires per window, switch wires, through this, and then kind of drop it down onto the door panel. Now we'll plug in the window switch and drop it right into the door panel.

We're now going to slide the door handle bezel, behind, doing the rear section first, and then snapping it into place. And then there's a large Phillips head screw that we'll slide right through here and screw in. And then there's the little access panel that will also slide in, doing the bottom first. And that also just snaps right in. We're now at the point where we can put these door panel screws back in. They go in just like this. Looks like I'm probably going to have to hold the bottom piece to get the screw in. And we'll do this, all the way around the door. And lastly, we'll put this right back on to cover up the mirror bolts.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Driver
  • T25 Socket

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