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How to Replace Power Window Motor 01-07 Toyota Sequoia

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  1. step : Disconnecting the Battery (0:50)
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable
  2. step : Removing the Door Panel (1:01)
    • Pry off the mirror base trim with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pry off the screw cover beneath the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the courtesy light with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Pry off the screw cover inside the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the screw cover at the front top corner of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw under the door pull
    • Pry off the door handle bezel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two plastic clips from the back edge of the door panel
    • Pry off the door panel with a door panel clip tool or a putty knife
    • Pull the door panel up and off
    • Remove any clips still in the door with needle nose pliers
    • Push the clips into the door panel
    • Carefully peel back the water shield
    • Remove three bolts from the speaker
    • Remove the speaker
  3. step : Removing the Window Regulator (4:34)
    • Disconnect the window motor wiring harness
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the window track
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the window regulator
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the window clamps
    • Separate the window from the regulator
    • Raise the window by hand
    • Hold the window in place with painter's tape
    • Pull the regulator out of the door
  4. step : Separating the Window Motor (7:18)
    • Pry off the balance spring with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the three T25 Torx screws from the motor
    • Separate the motor from the regulator
  5. step : Installing the New Window Motor (8:11)
    • Put the motor into place
    • Start the three T25 Torx screws
    • Tighten the screws
    • Pull the spring into place with a flat blade screwdriver
  6. step : Reinstalling the Regulator (9:02)
    • Thread the top bolt onto the regulator
    • Slide the regulator into the door.
    • Hang the regulator by its bolt
    • Start the other five 10mm bolts into the regulator
    • Tighten the six 10mm bols
    • Reconnect the window motor lead
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable
    • Reconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Turn on the vehicle
    • Lower the regulator with the window switch
    • Remove the painter's tape from the window
    • Slide the window down onto the regulator
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the window clamps
    • Test that the window works with the window switch
    • Turn off the vehicle
    • Disconnect the window switch harness
    • Disconnect the negative battery cable
  7. step : Reinstalling the Door Panel (11:33)
    • Put the water shield back into place
    • Put the speaker into place
    • Insert the three bolts into the speaker
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Pull the wiring harnesses through their cavities
    • Push on the mirror trim piece
    • Push on the door panel bezel
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Push in the window switch panel
    • Connect the courtesy light wiring harness
    • Insert the Phillips screw below the door pull
    • Insert the Phillips screw inside the door handle
    • Insert the Phillips screw at the top front corner of the door panel
    • Push in the screw cover at the top front corner of the door panel
    • Push in the screw cover inside the door handle
    • Push in the screw cover beneath the door pull
    • Push in the two plastic clips at the rear edge of the door panel
  8. step : Reconnecting the Battery (13:53)
    • Reconnect the negative battery cable

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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, we're going to show you how to replace a power window motor on this 2001 Sequoia, same as any '01 to '04 Sequoia. We do the driver's front. The procedure is similar for any one of the doors. On this vehicle, actually the window motor that we work on is working fine so we just take it out and put it back in to show you. The tools you'll need are a flat blade screwdriver, both regular and small size, Phillips screwdriver, a door panel clip tool or putty knife, a 10mm socket and ratchet with extension, T25 Torx driver socket, and some painter's tape.

Your battery is here on the driver's side. You want to disconnect your negative battery cable, which should be the one closer to the fender. Loosen it, pull it up off the terminal, and tuck it down on the side.

Start up here with a flat blade screwdriver, carefully pry at the top, and pull this up and out. For your switch panel here, insert your screwdriver right in the middle of the front. It's a little unnerving. It eventually comes but you have to pry it pretty hard. Your switch panel comes up and out. There's a little tab right here, press that down and disconnect. Next, there's a little detent here. Pull this little plug out and then on your courtesy light here put your screwdriver in at the front and pry it out. There's a little metal clip. You heard fall down in the door. It'll fall out in a second. Then you pull this right off. Then you'll need a smaller flat blade screwdriver. There's a little trapdoor in your door handle here, just pry that out and you'll see a Phillips screw. Then also here, there's a little plug, pry that off and there's Phillips screw right there. Use your Phillips screwdriver. I'll fast forward here as we remove that screw, the one that is in the door handle and then the one underneath the arm rest as well. Take your regular screwdriver again, put it in right above the lock here and pry up and out on your bezel and then down and out, and pull that right out. Now on the back edge of the door panel, there are two little pins, push the center of the pins in and then these clips come out. Take your door panel clip tool and insert it into the back here, and slide it up. You'll feel a clip. Try to around the clip and pull it out. There's my little clip for my courtesy light. Go right around the door. If you don't have a door panel clip tool like this, then a household putty knife works as well as long as it has a tempered blade. You want to release the clips and lift the door panel up and off. A clip or two stayed behind. Just use a pair of needle nose pliers and pull those out. Just put them right back into your door panel. Even though I'm going through it in fast forward, you want to make sure you use slowly and carefully pull your water shield down, try not to rip it or stretch it too much. As you're doing that there's going to be three bolts that hold the speaker on, remove those three bolts and remove the speaker as well.

This is where your power window motor is hooked in up here first. I'm going to press this tab and pull that out. Then I'm going to reach up and releasing this clip that holds it. The regulator is held on by six bolts. There's two here that hold the track and then there's four here that hold your motor assembly. I'm going to start by taking these two off. Right now my window is all the way in the up position. You'll see you can take the regulator apart and then move the window down and then unbolt it. I'm just going to fast forward here as I remove most of the bolts for the regulator and the track. You see once I loosened that up, it started moving a little bit. I'm actually going to hold on to the window while I take this one out. Now, you can slowly let the window down. Now, you need to remove that bolt there and that bolt there to release the window from the regulator. We're going to use a little fast forward as we remove those two bolts. Those bolts released. Now, the window is separate from the regulator. You're going to pull the window back up. I raised up the window and secured it with some painter's tape while I work on the door. Now, we take our regulator and pull it right out.

To replace the window motor, first you want to remove this balance spring. Just take a screwdriver and pry it right up and off. Once you've gotten that off then you just turn it right over and there's three T25 Torx screws that hold the motor to the regulator. You're going to want a T25 Torx bit with a socket and a driver like this. I'm going to speed it up here as we just remove those three screws.

The motor is off and obviously to put it back on, put it on here, line up the middle and you may have to push it in there and turn it back and forth a little bit. We'll speed it up again. We start all three screws in first and after you start them in, get them started in and then carefully tighten it up. Make sure that the gears of the motor don't bind with the regulator at all and tighten up those screws nice and firm. Now turn the regulator back over. Take a screwdriver. Pull this along and out and put it right back on.

I threaded a bolt, here. Then we have to bring it up and get this arm here up like that. Make sure this arm here slides in right there. Then bring this up and put that in. That bolt's right there and we can start our other bolts in. I'll fast forward, here, again as I just start in all the bolts. I start them all in first. Then I get my socket and ratchet, tighten them up and you want to tighten them up all nice and firm, you don't need to over-tighten them though. Here I'm going reconnect my power window motor, the lead, and I've already reconnected my battery. Turn my key on. I can bring my regulator down so I can see both the holes, here, really well. Now, here, I'm just removing the painter's tape and then slowly sliding the window until it's contacted with the regulator. Just thread in our bolts. I'll speed it up here. It's really important to make sure you start both bolts in first to make sure they're going and then tighten them up and tighten them nice and firm. You don't have to over-tighten them though. With the battery hooked back up, do a quick test. Everything seems to work really well.

Now I'm going to speed it through. You want to put the lower part of your -- actually you can put the whole water shield back on and reinstall your speaker and just make sure that you pull all your harnesses through the correct spot in the water shield. Reconnect your speaker as well as put the door handle cables through and reinstall your door handle as well. Put the door panel on, put it up in place. Make sure you pull your window harness through and then fish this harness through right down here and just look back and make sure your pins are going in. Now, we're just going to start from the top to bottom. Make sure this goes down in correctly. Make sure that goes in. We'll fast forward here again as I put the screw in underneath the arm rest and the door handle as well as the front one and put that clip on and the little cover panels. On these pins, make sure you push them out so the center's sticking out and then you push it into place and lock it in by pushing the pin flush. Again, push it out so the pin is sticking out, put it in, push the pin in flush to lock. If you haven't already, reconnect and tighten up your negative battery cable.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Putty Knife

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

2001 - 2007  Toyota  Sequoia
2004 - 2006  Toyota  Tundra

01-07 Toyota Sequoia; 04-06 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Front Door Power Window Motor LF

Toyota Sequoia Tundra Front Driver Side Power Window Motor Dorman 742-615

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 742-615
  • Hollander 617-58605L
  • OE # 8572034030

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