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How to Replace Power Window Motor 84-02 Toyota 4Runner

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How to Replace Power Window Motor 84-02 Toyota 4Runner

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a weak, noisy, damaged or defective power window motor on Toyota 4Runner, years 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, and 02.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry up the window switch panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Pry up the arm rest with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Push in the retaining pin center and remove the pins from the either end of the door panel
    • Pry out the door panel with a door panel clip tool or putty knife
    • Pull the door handle forward and out
    • Disconnect the door lock cable from the door handle
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
    • Disconnect the speaker wiring lead
    • Remove four Phillips screws from the speaker
    • Pull off the speaker
  2. step 2 :Removing the Window Regulator
    • Disconnect the window motor lead
    • Pry the lead out of the door
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the regulator
    • Hold the window by hand
    • Pull the window regulator out through the door
    • Lower the window
  3. step 3 :Separating the Window Motor from the Regulator
    • Remove the three T25 Torx screws from the window motor
    • Pull the motor away from the regulator
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Motor
    • Put the motor onto the bracket
    • Insert the three T25 bolts into the motor
  5. step 5 :Reinstalling the Window Regulator
    • Raise the window by hand
    • Slide the arm of the regulator onto the window track
    • Insert the four 10mm bolts into the regulator
    • Connect the window motor lead
    • Push the lead into the door
    • Connect the window harness to the switch panel
    • Turn the vehicle on
    • Test the regulator
    • Disconnect the window harness
    • Turn the vehicle off
  6. step 6 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Put the speaker into place
    • Insert the four Phillips screws into the speaker
    • Connect the speaker wiring lead
    • Remove any remaining clips from the door and transfer them to the panel
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the switch panel
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door handle
    • Insert the two Phillips screw into the door pull
    • Push in the door pull
    • Push the center of the retaining clips out and push the clips into the sides of the panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

    Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

    T25 Driver

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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 rear power window motor on this '99 Toyota 4Runner, pretty much the same as any '96 to '02 4Runner. The tools you'll need for the job include a flat blade screwdriver (both regular and small sizes), Phillips screwdriver, door panel clip tool or a putty knife, and 10mm and T25 Torx sockets with a ratchet.

To remove your door panel, pry up on your window switch and then there's a little tab here, remove that. Pry up on your arm rest as well, just work the screwdriver in under there and it comes up and off. Remove a Phillips screw here. On the back, there's a little tab, just push it in with your screwdriver and pull that clip out. There's one on the front as well. Now you can go around the edges with the door panel clip tool and just put this behind. Now you want to push your door handle forward and bring it out. There's a little clip back here. Undo the clip and lift up. I'm going to speed it up.

You want to carefully remove your water shield, although I am going through it in fast-forward. Do this carefully, you want to try not to rip it or tear it. You want to try and stretch as little as possible. Here you can see I removed the four Phillips screws that hold the speaker in place and take the speaker off. I'm actually not even sure if that was necessary but I did it because sometimes you have to reach through that hole to replace the window from the window regulator. Then just finish up removing the water shield.

We're going to unplug the lead for the window motor which is right here. Press in on a little tab up here and remove that. Just use our screwdriver and pry out the door clip here. A 10mm socket and ratchet, we're going to remove the four bolts that hold the window regulator. When removing this last one, hold onto your window. There's the regulator, take it and slide it down some and slide the regulator out. Pull it up and out.

With your regulator removed, there are three T25 screws that hold the motor on. Just speed up the film here as we just remove those three screws. There's the motor off. Again, there's nothing wrong with our motor, just doing this to show you.

The replacement motor from 1A Auto is exactly the same. They come with the same connector and everything. To put it back on, you want to start all of your bolts first. We'll speed it up here again. I start in the bolts first, tighten them up by hand, and then tighten them up nice and firm with the ratchet.

Here I'm lifting. I lift the window up and then I put the regulator into place. Once the regulator is in place, then I slide the window down. The arm has a little slide, you just slide the assembly right into the track on the window. You slide the regulator into the track on the window and then you lift up the whole regulator and window at the same time. Line up the holes, start your bolts that hold the regulator to the door, and then tighten them up nice and firm.

Now we just reconnect the lead and put the clip back in the door and in the next shot. I've turned the key on and I just run a little test, up and down, to make sure everything is working correctly.

Speeding up again, disconnect that switch, bring the water shield back up carefully, and make sure it goes on. What I do is I get the harnesses in place, get it around the door latch rod, and find a spot that lines it up with one of the holes that's in the shield and then stick it back on. Also put my speaker back on, the four Phillips screws, put it in place nice and firm, and reconnect the speaker.

Before you put your door panel back on, make sure you pull out any clips. Sometimes they stay in the door. Just clip them back into your door panel. Make sure you lift your lock rod up and it's in the right place here. It should be right in there.

Your door panel goes up, press the panel against the window, bring it down, and make sure your lock comes through. Latch it down, just make sure we can get our window harness. Now make sure all your clips are in place. Put your door handle, you have to fish your latch rod out and pull it out, put the door handle down on top of it. I'll just use my small screwdriver, push that clip and lock it on, click in place, and slide it back. Fast-forward as we put that Phillips screw in at the door handle and then the two underneath the arm rest. You can put this back in place. Then for these little clips, push the center out, put it in, lock it in place.

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

  • Putty Knife

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T25 Driver

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