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How to Replace Rear Sliding Window Switch 09-18 Ram 1500

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  1. step : Removing the Window Switch (0:23)
    • Pry down the overhead console with a trim tool from the outlining gray trim
    • Disconnect the electrical connectors with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Press the two tabs on behind the window switch bezel
    • Press the tabs and remove the window switch
  2. step : Installing the Window Switch (2:40)
    • Clip the window switch into the bezel
    • Clip the bezel into the overhead console
    • Connect the electrical connectors to the overhead console
    • Press the overhead console into place

Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years.

To pull this center console trim down, it has some pop clips on the edge and some tabs that are sticking into the front of the headliner up here, going to use our plastic trim tool. You can get this from 1aauto.com. Put a little bit of tape over it just to help protect the headliner. You're going to want a wedge under here and then you're going to try to pry it down. It's going to take some force. So once you get your fingers under here, you can really pull it down. Usually a good a fast tug on it should break it free, and then there's a couple of right about here. And now we have all the connectors up top we need to undo.

Use a flat bladed screwdriver. I'm going to start with the one at the front for the lights and if I can't push it with my fingers I'll use the screwdriver to push it down. There we go, I got it with my finger. So now I have a little more clearance is that drops down. So this clear plastic has a connector in it, but it's actually easier to just pop it out of the trim and just kind of pry up on the gray part here and then pry up. Pry on the other side a little bit, and we'll just pop this right out and leave it like that.

To remove the connector for the rear sliding window switch, you're basically just going to pull on it pretty hard. I'm going to hold onto the switch and then grab onto the red part and give it a good pull. And now we need to disconnect the buttons for the garage door opener. So I'm going to go over here by the connector and pull on that. There's a little tab right here, push that in, and pull it right out.

To remove the rear sliding window switch and the bezel from this trim piece in the overhead console, we can just push the two tabs in and you can pop the bezel right out and then squeeze these two tabs here and push, with your other finger, the switch right out of it. You can get that switch and it'll just clip right back into place. And then you can clip this in. You can also just remove the switch in the same way. We'll clip it right back in.

To re-install overhead console, plug this connector back into the garage door switch. It will kind of click when it locks in place. You'll start to lose how far down you can pull this as you plug stuff in. Start at the front, work towards the back. Re-install the connector for the rear window switch. It is keyed. It will only go in one way. It takes some bit of force to put it in. I'll clip this clear light back in here. It clips into the gray plastic. And then finally, don't forget to plug your overhead lights back in. That harness is way up here. So we're going to lift it up. Clip it in place, line this up, and push it right back into the push clips. Make sure it's all snapped into place and it's re-installed.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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