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How to Replace Rear Window Regulator 00-04 Nissan Frontier

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  1. step : Removing the Door Panel (0:39)
    • Remove the two Phillips head screws below the door panel
    • Remove the door pull
    • Pry off the door handle bezel
    • Pry out the door panel
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Carefully peel back the vapor barrier
  2. step : Removing the Window Regulator (1:39)
    • Lower the window by hand
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts that hold the window to the regulator
    • Raise the window by hand
    • Hold the window in place with painter's tape
    • Remove the four 10mm bolts from the regulator
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the window motor
    • Disconnect the window motor wiring harness
    • Disconnect the wiring harness from the door
    • Pull the window regulator out through the door
  3. step : Installing the Window Regulator (3:49)
    • Insert one of the bolts into the top of the window regulator
    • Push the regulator into the door
    • Hang the regulator by its bolt
    • Position the window motor with its tabs
    • Insert the four 10mm bolts into the regulator
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the window motor
    • Remove the painter's tape from the window
    • Lower the window onto the regulator
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts that hold the window to the regulator
    • Connect the window motor wiring harness
  4. step : Installing the Door Panel (5:48)
    • Put the vapor barrier into place
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the door pull
    • Tighten the two Phillips head screws to the door pull
    • Push on the door handle bezel

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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 Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a rear window regulator on a 2003 Nissan Frontier. It's pretty much the same for model years 2001 through 2004. It's also the same operation for the left side and on the right side. For this repair, you will need a new window regulator from 1A Auto, a 10mm socket and ratchet, small flat blade screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver.

Locate the two Phillips heads screws in the door handle there. Remove those with your Phillips head screwdriver. I'll fast-forward as I do that. Using a small flat blade screwdriver, pry between the outer door panel trim and the door handle itself. Pop it free. Get your fingers in between the door panel and the door itself and pry it free of the plastic clips that are holding it on. Press in the tab that holds the connector to the switch. Now peel back on the vapor barrier. I'll fast forward as I do that.

The window regulator on our truck is actually fine so we're going to actually power it down a little bit. These are cable actuated regulators and what happens is the cable breaks and when that happens you can basically just grab the window and move it up and down manually. What you'll want to do is get it into a position where you can remove the two 10mm bolts that hold the window to the regulator.

Now with the glass free, slide it up and have some tape ready and tape it in the up position as you can see here so it doesn't fall down while you're doing your regulator. Now go ahead and locate the two 10mm on the top that hold the window regulator in place and then the two 10mm on the bottom that hold it down there as well as the three that hold the motor in place. I'm using my 10mm socket and socket wrench to remove those two the top, two on the bottom and then three that hold the motor in place. I'll fast forward as I do that.

With those bolts out, now you can disconnect the motor from the wiring harness on the car and then that harness is actually held in place with a little clip on the back so if you put your hand inside the door panel and squeeze it, it'll disconnect that. Once you've done that, you can lift your motor up off its two little tabs that hold it in place and twist your regulator down. If you actually turn it around the opposite way and you'll see here, you'll see in just one second, turn it so it's that way it comes out much easier and go ahead and pull out your regulator.

Here you get a good view of the old part and the new part from 1A Auto. It's exactly the same and it's designed to go in and fit just the way as the factory's did. Slide the regulator up into place and up at the top of the regulator rail you wanted to transfer the bolt from your old regulator to the new one and then you can see we're just working it through the hole and then slide it forward right there. Then he's going to reach in behind and put in the motor. There's a couple of tabs that hold the motor into place on the door. Reinstall all of the bolts that you took out and tighten them down with your 10mm wrench. Fast forward as I do that.

Now you can go ahead and take the tape off and slide your glass down, and you'll see where the two tabs meet the regulator. Pull the wiring harness through and connect it with the wiring harness on the door. Now line up the two holes in the regulator and the glass and reinstall your two 10mm bolts. I'll fast forward as I do that.

Now go ahead and reinstall the vapor barrier. Going back on with the door panel, you'll notice the plastic clips and the corresponding holes in the door. You want to have those lined up, but first install your connector to your switch back there. Hang the top of the door panel on the door, line up the clips, and then go ahead and give it a couple of taps to seat those. Go ahead and reinstall your door handle/armrest there, and I'll go ahead and fast-forward as I do that. Now reinstall the trim that goes around your door handle.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2000 - 2000  Nissan  Frontier
2001 - 2004  Nissan  Frontier

Window Regulator

Nissan Frontier Rear Passenger Side Power Window Regulator Dorman

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 135-58426R
  • Dorman 748-923
  • OE # 827202S710

Part Details

  • Operation: Power
  • Regulator Option: with Motor
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