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How To Replace Rear Window Regulator 98-04 Dodge Intrepid

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How To Replace Rear Window Regulator 98-04 Dodge Intrepid

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken, cracked, damaged, slow-moving, or stuck power window regulator and motor on 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, and 04 Dodge Intrepid.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry up the screw cover inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry up the screw cover inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Remove the three Phillips screws from the bottom of the door panel
    • Pry off the window trim piece with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the door panel
    • Pull the door panel up and off
    • Unclip the lock rod from the door handle
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Pull out any door panel clips that remained in the door with needle nose pliers
    • Insert those clips into the door panel
    • Carefully peel off the water shield
  2. step 2 :Removing the Window Regulator
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the regulator bracket
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the window track
    • Slide the track back and off the window
    • Secure the window with painter's tape
    • Disconnect the window motor lead
    • Collapse the regulator and pull it out of the door
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Window Regulator
    • Transfer the bolts from the old regulator to the new regulator
    • Put the new regulator into the door
    • Hang the regulator by its bolts
    • Tighten the regulator bolts
    • Connect the window motor lead
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Turn the vehicle on
    • Lower the regulator with the switch
    • Turn the vehicle off
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
    • Remove the painter's tape from the window
    • Slide the window down into the track
    • Tighten the two 10mm bolts into the window track
    • Put the regulator bracket into place
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the regulator bracket
  4. step 4 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Connect the lock rod to the door handle
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel clips
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door pull
    • Put on the screw cover inside the door pull
    • Insert the Phillips screw inside the door handle
    • Put on the screw cover inside the door handle
    • Insert the three Phillips screws at the bottom of the door panel
    • Push on the window trim piece
    • For more detailed instructions, please see the 2004 Intrepid door panel replacement video

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Painter's Tape

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

Installation Video
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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20-plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1AAuto.com. The right parts installed correctly: that's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we're going to show you how to remove and replace the rear window regulator on this 2004 Dodge Intrepid, same as any '98 to '04 Intrepid. The tools you'll need are pretty basic: a small flat blade screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and needle nose pliers if the door panel pins don't come out correctly and a 10mm socket with a ratchet and extension.

First you're going to want to use a small regular screwdriver and pry out that right there to reveal a Phillips screw, same thing right down in here for another Phillips screw. You want to remove that one and that one and there are three on the bottom: one right there, in the middle and there. We'll do a little fast forward as I just remove those five Phillips screws. Take a small screwdriver, pull that panel off. Reach under your panel, you'll feel a little section where you can get your finger underneath and pull it free and work your hand back up in here, pull that free and you'll have to pull another clip free there. Then your panel comes up and you can pry your lock button back a little bit and push it down through. Now lift your panel up and off. There's a little clip here that you can pry off with your fingers. You may have to use a little screwdriver and pull this lock rod up and out. Then down here there's a button on the back of your harness for your window switch. Right here is the button. You pull that down and off and your door panel is off. You can see here there's a clip that got left behind. I'm just going to use these. The best thing is a pair of needle nose pliers like this but you could use a regular pair. With the regular pair, what you would do is put them on here and then put a screwdriver underneath and pry. With these, I can just pull the clip out and put that back in my door panel so I can get it back together. Now to get inside your door, you want to carefully pull your shield off and try and do it without ripping the shield at all. I'm going to speed it up here. Again, you want to try not to rip this shield but for some reason the shields on these Dodges are a little brittle so I do end up tearing it in a few places, as long as you don't tear it to shreds you're okay. It'll go back on there as you'll see at the end.

There's a little bracket right here. You're going to want to remove this bolt and the bolt right down here. You can probably get away with just loosening them. Bring it up and off. You probably can't tell but the window's in the up position. What you're going to want to do when it's in the up position, there's a bolt there and you can that there's a larger hole next to it, and the same thing over here, there's a nut and then a larger hole next to it. What you want to do is loosen up those two nuts and then slide the track back and off. That disconnects the window regulator from the window. If your window's in the up position and it breaks that's why you do it and then if it's in the down position there's plenty of room in these holes and plenty of room here as well to get to those two nuts and those are 10mm.You can see I put two pieces of blue painter's tape just to hold the window in place. Now I'm going to loosen up these two nuts. Now I'm going to loosen up all the nuts for the window regulator. There's the lead for the motor right here. I'm going to push a little tab right there and pull it down. I'm going to take a regular screwdriver. I can see the top of my track here. I'm just going to use a screwdriver to tap that back so that the bolts are now through the large hole. You can see here I can push up on this. While I'm pushing up on that, pull my track off there and then pull that. You've got to pull it back off the back bolt. I'm going to stick my screwdriver through here between the track and the window. I'm going to pry down a little bit and pull it off. It's stuck back here though. Now my regulator is separate from the window. Pull my regulator up like that. Because I have it apart this goes here. It'll collapse and pull it out.

On top is our original regulator. Here's our new regulator from 1A Auto. You see it's all the same, it even has the same stud for bolt here. I'm going to reinstall our original one because there's actually nothing wrong with it. I'm not going to waste a new part on a car that doesn't have a problem. A couple of things to realize are that our regulator does have a lead on it that doesn't make much of a difference, you just have to curl it up in behind the shield and that's really the only difference, other than that the 1A Auto one is going to bolt in there. If you were putting a new regulator in, you would want to transfer all these bolts onto the new regulator. To put the regulator back in, feed it in beyond where it goes making sure that you've got the bracket inside. Get this up. Let's see here. You need to get it somewhat into place. Let's see all the bolts to this bracket lined up and down into the slots. I did take this bolt out, which didn't need to come out. I can tighten up these bolts. Plug in your lead. Now, what I'm going to do is I'm just going to take my harness, plug it into my window switch here, and run it down just a little bit so that I can see the holes right below my holes where I put it in up there. I can disconnect my switch and shut my car off again. Now what we're going to do is take the tape off up here. We'll take the tape off the window and then slowly slide the window down and now we can see in here much better to put this track on. We'll put the track on and then slide it forward, tighten up these nuts. Tighten it up here. Now, we want to take this and you want to slide it back to the same spot that it was originally and then tighten it up. Check all of our other bolts. Make sure they're tight. Take this, slide the bottom in, actually slide it up and then put the bottom in, and slide it down.

Now we'll speed it up here as we tighten up those two fasteners. Then put our water shield back into place. I'm going to, in the interest of keeping it a little bit short here, fast forward through putting the door panel back on. If you did want to see this in regular speed, just check out our other videos for the Intrepid rear door panel installation. It's pretty easy. You hang the door panel back up, make sure you connect your switch and your lock rod, hang the door panel back up, pull the lock through and then put your five screws back in and then put your panel on the little seal panel.

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:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Painter's Tape

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

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1998 - 2004  Chrysler  Concorde
1998 - 2004  Dodge  Intrepid
1999 - 2001  Chrysler  LHS

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