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How to Replace Power Window Motor 01-06 Hyundai Elantra

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How to Replace Power Window Motor 01-06 Hyundai Elantra

Created on: 2021-01-16

Learn how to remove the door panel to access and replace the window motor on the 01-06 Hyundai Elantra with this how-to video

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the trim covers on the back of the door panel by prying out the center
    • Remove the two trim pieces underneath the door pull
    • Remove the two Phillips screws on the back of the door panel
    • Remove the two Phillips screws on the bottom of the door panel
    • Remove the two Phillips screws on the side of the door panel
    • Remove the two Phillips screws underneath the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips screw in the door handle
    • Remove the door handle bezel
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the two wiring harnesses from the switch panel
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Carefully peel off the water shield with a razor blade or utility knife
  2. step 2 :Removing the Window Motor
    • Disconnect the window motor wiring lead
    • Remove the three 10mm nuts from the window motor
    • Remove the window motor
  3. step 3 :Installing the Window Motor
    • Insert the window motor into place
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts to the window motor
    • Connect the window motor wiring lead
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Connect the two wiring harnesses from the switch panel
    • Connect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the two trim pieces underneath the door pull
    • Insert the two Phillips screws on the back of the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws on the bottom of the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws on the side of the door panel
    • Insert the two Phillips screws underneath the door pull
    • Insert the Phillips screw in the door handle
    • Push on the door handle bezel
    • Push on the trim pieces underneath the door pull
    • Push on the trim pieces on the back of the door

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

    Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

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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 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, I'm going to show you how to remove and reinstall a front power window motor on this 2005 Hyundai Elantra. It should be pretty much the same for any 2001-2006 Elantra. We show you the driver side, but the passenger side is the same procedure. Tools you'll need are a small flat bade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a razor blade or a utility knife, and a 10mm wrench or socket and ratchet.

We're going to use a piece of cloth to protect the paint while I pry the corner piece off here. And I'm going to take off the two trim covers, here, the centerpieces. Use a tiny flat screwdriver, or you can use a little pick, and just pry into the side. Pull it out. Same for the bottom. There are two trim covers underneath the door handle. Use your flat blade screwdriver and pry at the seam. Then gently pull them out.

There are two screws behind there. I've got the screw covers off exposing all nine of the screws: two on the back of the door, two on the very bottom of the door, two on the side, one in your handle assembly, and two below your grab handle. Okay, and we'll just speed things up here. And a Phillips screwdriver is all you need for all nine of those screws. And after you take the screw out that's behind the door handle you have to pull the little bezel out.

I'm going to give a little tug to the handle. Get my fingers behind the panel and just pry apart this down here. And I'm going to do the same over here where the clip just came out. I'm going to lift the panel up off the door. There are three harnesses: two go to the window switch pack and another goes down to a door light at the bottom. You'll find a tab right here, press it in and it will click right out. Another tab is here and the last tab here.

I'm going to remove the paper shield with a razor blade and just cut through the black adhesive. We'll just speed it up as we take off that water shield. Be very careful if you are working with a razor blade. You could also use a utility knife. You just want to take this off carefully. You don't want to rip it or stretch it. It helps keep the moisture out of your door panel. Just carefully remove it. Bring it down, so you can access the inside of the door.

I'm disconnecting the window motor by pressing in the clip and pulling out. And I'm going to remove the three 10mm nuts.

When installing your motor, line it up on your three studs and push in. If it doesn't go right in and sit, you'll need to use your hand to play with the regulator until the gears line up. When you can't move it by hand, you know you're in. And just speed it up here as we put the three 10mm nuts on and tighten them up. Here I'm reconnecting the window motor. We're going to go back up with the moisture barrier.

Just remember to put the clip back for the cables, and then put the moisture barrier back up in place. I'm reconnecting the three harnesses that go to the switch panel and the light. When putting the door panel back on, I'm going to go up above and push down so it sits on top of the door frame. Give it a little tap for the lower clips and start back with my Phillips screws. We'll fast-forward again here as we put back the nine screws.

Just remember, the only thing is with the screw that goes behind the door handle where you open the door. Put the bezel in first, then put the attaching screw in. Once you have all the screws in just remember to put the small trim pieces back in that cover the screws.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper
  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench


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