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How to Replace Rear Window Motor 14-19 Chevy Silverado

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  1. step : Removing the Rear Door Panel (0:06)
    • Remove the screw cover in the arm rest handle
    • Remove the screw cover behind the door handle
    • Remove the 7 mm screw behind the door handle
    • Remove the two 7 mm screws in the arm rest handle
    • Remove the 7 mm screw at the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry the door panel away using trim tools
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Pull the lock rod out of the way
    • Disconnect the door handle cable
    • Remove the wire plastic retainer
    • Disconnect the electrical connector
  2. step : Removing the Rear Window Regulator (1:45)
    • Remove the door panel bracket by removing the two 7 mm screws securing it to the door
    • Peel away the plastic vapor barrier
    • Secure the window in the raised position with masking tape
    • Loosen the 10 mm nuts securing the window to the regulator just enough to free the window glass from the regulator
    • Reconnect the window switch electrical connector
    • Turn on the vehicle power
    • Lower the window regulator until it is just below the motor
    • Turn the vehicle power back off
    • Disconnect the window switch electrical connector
    • Disconnect the window regulator electrical connector
    • Remove the four 10 mm nuts securing the window regulator to the door
    • Remove the regulator from the door
  3. step : Removing the Rear Window Motor (4:01)
    • Remove the three 10 mm screws securing the motor to the regulator
    • Carefully flip the regulator over to remove the motor
    • Be careful not to separate the plastic spool from the regulator
  4. step : Installing the Rear Window Motor (5:12)
    • Replace the motor
    • Replace the three 10 mm screws
  5. step : Replacing the Rear Window Regulator (6:01)
    • Mount the regulator inside the door with the mounting studs passing through
    • Replace the four 10 mm nuts securing the regulator to the door
    • Reconnect the motor electrical connector
    • Reconnect the window switch electrical connector
    • Turn the vehicle power on
    • Raise the regulator to the window glass
    • Make sure the regulator clamp is around the window glass
    • Raise the window all the way
    • Turn off the vehicle power
    • Tighten the two 10 mm nuts securing the regulator clamps to the window glass
    • Torque the two 10 mm nuts to 97 in-lb
    • Remove the masking tape from the window glass
    • Test the window
    • Replace the vapor barrier
    • Replace the door panel bracket
    • Replace the two 7 mm door panel bracket screws
  6. step : Replacing the Rear Door Panel (8:48)
    • Slide the window strip off the top of the door panel
    • Remove the three mounting clips along the top of the door panel
    • Replace those three mounting clips in their positions on the door below the base of the window
    • Slide the window strip in place at the base of the window
    • Reconnect the door switch electrical connector
    • Replace the wire retaining clip
    • Replace the door handle cable
    • Pass the lock rod through the hole
    • Line up the door panel with the locking clips
    • Press the door panel in place
    • Replace the 7 mm screw behind the door handle
    • Replace the two 7 mm screws in the arm rest handle
    • Replace the 7 mm screw at the bottom of the door panel
    • Replace the screw cover in the arm rest handle
    • Replace the screw cover in the door handle

What's up, guys? I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video, I'm going to show you how to replace the rear window motor on this 2015 Chevy Silverado. If you need parts of your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1AAuto.com.

I'm going to take a straight blade screwdriver. There's a little cover right here, just get in under here, pull that cover off. Then right here is a cover, pull that cover off. Then I'm going to take a seven millimeter socket, extension, and a ratchet. I'm going to take this screw out here. There's two in there, and there's also one underneath here. Take all of those out. Now we want to take some trim tools. We want to get underneath the door panel, just pry it out. There's a bunch of clips that hold it in. Like that. Just get those all out, then we can slide the door panel up. Just like that. Pull the lock rod out of the way.

This cable, want to just push down on this button, slide the cable out, then pull the ball out. Then this wiring harness, you can pull on that wire retainer, then disconnect the connector right there. Push down, pull it up. I'm just going to pull this off so that I can take this vapor barrier off completely. Use a seven millimeter socket, extension, and a ratchet, take these two screws out. Take that screw out. Take this bracket out. I can take this vapor barrier off, slide this off. You can take a razor blade and just cut that adhesive if it doesn't peel too easily. But generally it peels pretty easily, and it should re-stick when you go to put it back on.

All right. Now I'm going to use some masking tape. Going to tape the window top so that it doesn't fall. Now I'm going to take a 10 millimeter socket, extension, and a ratchet, and I'm going to loosen these two nuts through here. These are going go to secure the window to the regulator. So you don't have to take them out completely, just loosen them up a little bit. Make sure the window is secure, our tape is on there. We put three pieces of tape. Just make sure the window's secure. At this point, I'm going to reconnect the switch, and then turn the key on. With the switch, I can lower the rear window, which it's really just lowering that part of the regulator, the window is staying because we have it secured up there. So we want it about that position. Make sure you keep your hands out of that area. You don't want to cut any fingers off or anything.

So now I'm going to shut the switch off and disconnect the door panel again. Now disconnect the connector to the window motor. Take my 10 millimeter socket, extension, and ratchet, and there's four nuts right here, right here, right there and there. Take those out. Get those removed. Just going to slide the regulator towards the other side of the door. Tip it down. And slide it out. There it is. If you're replacing the window regulator and it already comes with a motor, skip this step. With the regulator like this, we're going to put the motor side down. There's three bolts right here. I'm going to use a 10 millimeter socket, extension, and a ratchet, take these out. Then I'm going to make sure I hold this together with my other hand as I take this last one out. Set that aside. Gently flip it over. Then I can grab the motor, just slide it up. Just want to be careful that this plastic piece doesn't separate from the regulator. If you're reusing the regulator, just replacing the motor. Because if that does, then this could untangle and it'll be a big mess.

Take the motor, we'll slide it through, and just make sure your other hand is below this. Right there. Line those bolts up, and we're going to flip this over. Take these screws, get these all started. Take your 10 millimeter socket, extension, and ratchet, tighten these down. You could use a Phillips head screwdriver as well. Snug those all up. That's good. Now take the window regulator, make sure the studs are facing you, slide this in position. That's lined up.

Now you want to make sure the regulators in front of the glass, slide the studs through. Take the nuts, and take a 10 millimeter socket and tighten these all up. Now reconnect the connector. Now we're going to connect the switch, plug it back into the door panel, and then turn the key on. Now I can use the switch and raise the regulator. You just do it slowly. Once you get close to the window, check it. I want to just make sure the clamp goes around the window.

Be careful when you're doing this you don't want to be having your hands in there when you push the button. And that looks pretty good. Now I'm going to raise it up all the way. It's all the way up. You can see the window pop up a little bit. Now I'll go turn the switch off.

I'm going to just take a 10 millimeter socket, extension, and ratchet, tighten up these two nuts up here. I'm just going to take a torque wrench and torque those two nuts to 97 inch pounds. Make sure you're on inch pounds, not foot pounds. Before we put this all back together, we want to make sure it works. So take the tape off the window, then turn the ignition key on, and let's test it. All right. Look at that, it goes down, then goes up.

Now we'll take this vapor barrier, reinstall this. Slide the cable through here. There's this little indent that goes through that hole right there. That's how you can line this up. There's another one on this side. When that's lined up, just push it back on. We'll take this bracket right here, slide this in position, take the two seven millimeter screws, get these started right here and right here. Take a ratchet, use a seven millimeter socket and tighten them down. That's good and that's good.

There's this weather strip piece or window strip that goes at the base of the window. You're going to slide this off the door panel, and then there's these little clips. There's three of them. You need to pull those off. Going to use a trim tool to try to slide these out. Sometimes you need some needle nose pliers to get in there. Slide that out. What you do is you just get in there and just try to squeeze this so that you can pull it off. Squeeze that, pull those out. There's these clips, they're going to go right here just like that, all three. Get the clips on first. And then we'll take this weather strip or window strip, slide this in position right here, and just press it down. Just like that.

All right. Now let's hook the switch up. Just push the connector on, and this wire is going to go into that retainer going through that hole. Take this cable, put the balls through there, and then slide it over. Lock that in place. Take the lock rod, you need to slide it out, thread it through the hole. Once that's thread through, get all these pins lined up. Everything's lined up, and you can just push the door panel on.

Now these four screws we want to put in. There's one right there, two right here, and then one down below. Install those four screws with a seven millimeter socket and an extension. And then I'm going to take a ratchet and just tighten these down, just snug. Now take this cover, slide that in there, lock it in place. There's a cover right here does the same. There you go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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