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How to Replace Rear Window Regulator 05-10 Chrysler 300

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How to Replace Rear Window Regulator 05-10 Chrysler 300

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a slow, stuck, cracked or damaged window regulator on 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 Chrysler 300

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry out the four push pins around the panel's sides
    • Remove the Phillips head screws along the bottom of the panel
    • Pry down the trap door behind the door handle and below the door pull
    • Remove the two Phillips screws
    • Slide the panel up and off of the door lock
    • Slide the latch rod out of the door handle
    • Disconnect the window switch connector
  2. step 2 :Removing the Window Regulator
    • Release the water shield adhesive with a razor
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
    • Connect the window switch electrical connector
    • Roll down the window
    • If the window does not roll down with the switch, cut the regulator cables
    • Disconnect the window switch electrical connector
    • Loosen the two 10mm bolts from the window rail
    • Raise the window by hand
    • Hold the window in place with painter's tape
    • Remove the 10mm bolt at the bottom of the door pull support
    • Loosen the 10mm bolt at the top of the door pull support
    • Pull out the door pull support
    • Disconnect the window motor electrical connector
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the front of the regulator
    • Loosen the remaining two 10mm bolts from the regulator
    • Pull the regulator out of the door
  3. step 3 :Installing the Window Regulator
    • Slide the regulator into the door
    • Hang the regulator by its bolts
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts for the regulator
    • Install the 10mm bolt for the front of the regulator
    • Connect the window motor electrical connector
    • Remove the painter's tape from the window
    • Lower the window onto the rail
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts that hold the window to the rail
    • Hang the door pull support bracket by its top bolt
    • Tighten the top door pull support bolt
    • Install the bottom door pull support bolt
    • Line up the watershield
    • Press on the water shield adhesive
    • Tape the water shield into place if necessary
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Connect the window switch connector
    • Connect the latch rod out of the door handle
    • Slide the door panel up into place
    • Press in the door panel clips
    • Tighten the three Phillips screws to the panel
    • Close the trap doors
    • Press on the four push pins to the door panel

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years. We're dedicated to delivering quality auto parts, expert customer service, fast and free shipping, all backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Visit us at 1AAuto.com, your trusted source for quality auto parts.

In this video we're going to be working with our 2006 Chrysler 300. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your rear window regulator. Our vehicle does not have the anti-pinch technology which may be different if your vehicle is equipped. If you like this video, please click “subscribe,” we have a ton more information on this and many other vehicles, and if you need this part for your car you can follow the link down in the description over to 1AAuto.com. Here are the items you'll need for this repair.

The four plastic push pins on your door, there're three on the outside edge here, and one on the inside edge, all you have to do to remove these is pop the centers in. You can use a screwdriver to do that and you don't have to knock them all the way through like that, you can just pop them in. Use one of your 1A Auto trim tools to get behind it and pry the clips out. So there are four Phillips head screws along the bottom of the door panel and one up in the corner here in that four. There's a little tab under the door handle that you have to pry down with a trim tool and there's another Phillips head screw in there. Our piece of trim is missing but you'll normally have to pop down a little trim flap here to access that Phillips head screw.

Once you've got everything exposed, you can go ahead and remove all of those with a Phillips head screwdriver. Once you've got all your screws off, you may not even need your trim tool, pull the panel out and release all the clips, then slide it up and off the door lock. Pop the tab over for the latch rod on your door handle, rotate it out of the way and slide the latch rod out of the pole. You can then reach the connector for the rear window switch and unplug it and remove your door panel from the vehicle.

Now we'll remove our interior water shield here and the door panel. Now you can see ours has been taken apart before and somebody wasn't very careful with it. It's all cracked up and broken, so there's really only so much I can do now to save it, but this is a perfect example of why you want to go slow and careful, especially with water shields like this. Now what I'm doing is using a razor blade to separate the adhesive, because these water shields are so delicate on these cars. All I'm doing is laying it flat against the door, on top of the adhesive, and just pushing down nice and smooth while pulling out on the water shield. You can see even then I'm cracking it, this stuff is just really, really fragile. Once all the adhesive is separated, pull your wire harness and your door rod through the weather shield and place it off to the side.

Now we're going to plug in our window switch and roll our window down. Now if your motor or regulator has gone bad and you're replacing them, the regulator has two little cables right here so if you're window's not moving, you can cut those cables and move it by hand, but ours still moves, so we're going to bring it down just until we can access the 10 mm bolts through these openings. Then we'll unplug our switch.

We'll take our 10 mm socket ratchet and extension and loosen up the two 10 mm bolts securing our window to the regulator. These do not have to come out all the way, just make them loose. Slide your window all the way up once it's unbolted from the regulator. Use some painters tape to secure the window all the way up. We'll do that in a couple places just to make sure our glass is nice and secure while we're working.

Now remove the door pull support here. To do that, remove this 10 mm bolt at the bottom and loosen the one at the top with our socket and ratchet. Once that top one's loose you can just slide it up and out. This will give us room to remove our regulator through this opening.

Push the red safety tab out of the way and remove the connector on the motor. We'll then loosen these two bolts and remove this one completely to slide our regulator up, turn it and remove it through the opening in the door.

Reinstall the regulator into the door. Line up your 10 mm bolts into their slots and slide the regulator back into place. Reinstall the 10 mm bolt on the side that we removed fully and then tighten all three down with your 10 mm socket and ratchet. Reinstall your electrical connector.

Remove your tape from the window. I'm reaching into the panel here and holding it up with my right hand. Carefully lower the window back into its slots in the regulator. Make sure you look in there and make sure your glass is right where it needs to be so you don't risk pinching or breaking it. Then tighten down your two 10 mm pinch bolts with the socket and ratchet.

Slide your door pull stiffener back into the top. The bottom stays outside the panel. Slide it in to hook it down. Reinstall the 10 mm screw at the bottom then tighten both into place.

Reinstall your water shield. Be sure that the wire harness and latch rods come through in the appropriate places. It may be a little tricky to line up when it's as damaged as ours is, hopefully yours came off a little bit nicer. If you need to, you can use a little bit of tape to help keep this in place. Normally the adhesive should stick back together.

Reconnect your window switch and your latch. Remember the rod goes in, clasp snaps over it. Make sure that the lock slides back through the panel in the appropriate place. Line up your panel, snap the plastic clips back in. Reinstall your four plastic push clips. Reinstall the four Phillips head screws along the bottom edge of your door panel, the one hidden under the handle, and the other one hidden behind your door handle, and you're good to go.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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2005 - 2008  Dodge  Magnum
2005 - 2010  Chrysler  300

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