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How to Replace Rear Window Switch 14-17 Subaru Crosstrek

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How to Replace Rear Window Switch 14-17 Subaru Crosstrek

Created on: 2018-02-22

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a damaged, worn out, faulty or shorted power window switch on 14 Subaru XV Crosstrek

  1. step 1 :Removing the Rear Door Panel
    • Pry out the trap door in the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry out the trap door in the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door pull
    • Pry out the clips along the door panel with a trim removal tool
    • Lift the door panel straight up and off
    • Disconnect the power window switch wiring harness
    • Unclip the cables from the door handle
    • Remove the cables from the door handle
    • Remove the door panel
  2. step 2 :Removing the Window Switch
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the window switch
    • Press the tabs to release the window switch
    • Pull the switch out of the door panel
    • Press the locking tabs
    • Remove the window switch
    • Remove the switch from the arm rest
  3. step 3 :Installing the Window Switch
    • Press the switch into place
    • Insert the switch into the door panel
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the switch
  4. step 4 :Installing the Rear Door Panel
    • Connect the power window switch wiring harness
    • Connect the cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel onto the door
    • Press in the clips on the door panel
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door pull
    • Tighten the Phillips screw to the door handle
    • Press on the trim piece to the door pull
    • Press on the trim piece to the door handle

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

    Trim Tool Set

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

To remove the rear door panel, this will be the same for both side. There's a little door here. We're going to use a flat bladed screwdriver to open it up and access the Phillips head screwdriver that's behind it. Do it without chewing the plastic up. Open that up. Get that screw behind it. Use the same for the one behind the door handle.

To remove this one here, the Phillips head screwdriver is the same for this one. Door handle has some plastic clips around the outside edge. Then it's hooked around the top of the door panel. Just use a plastic prying tool. You can get this from 1AAuto.com. We're going to go down, and feed it in. You want to get it down here and start down here. You're going to pry it out. These can take some force. You're going to do that all the way around. You should be able to come straight up off the door panel. Unplug the window switch. Push in the lock tab. Pull it out. Sometimes it'll be hard to push it. Use that plastic trim tool to push the lock in. Pull the connector out. Clip the cable off for the door lock. Just pry it straight up. It'll come right out. We'll do the same for the door release handle. Pry it straight up. A little ball will come out of there. You can remove the door panel and put it aside.

With this assembly, the armrest with the door pocket that you pull on and the door window switch. Unscrew it here. There's some tabs along the side here. I'm going to start by pushing this one in, and also this one at the same time and then pushing it down. Then I move this one. Push that out. There's some clips on the outer edge. You just kind of push it like that and it'll come out.

To remove the window switch, it's got locking tabs on both sides. Use a small plastic screwdriver to pry it out. Pull it up at the same time, pop it out. Let's do the other side. You should try to pull up on the switch at the same time so it doesn't pop back in on the other side. Can be tricky.

To reinstall the switch push it straight down, it'll snap into place. We'll take this that has a little tab there at the end that's going to slide underneath, like that. Push it down and clip it down into place. Go back on the other side and reinstall the screw that locks it.

This trim clip stayed stuck in the door when I remove the plastic door panel. Just going to use a trim clip tool to pop it out and reuse it. It was missing from over here. Just pop it back in.

To reinstall the door panel, you're going to plug in the window switch. That's the right way. It'll click when it's in place. Now this is the door lock. The other one is the door lock, so it's going to go on top. Kind of hard to see. You might have to move the door lock and see where that little ball goes in there, just like that. We'll put it over and capture it, and do the same with the door handle. The ball's going to slide in there and go over to capture it. It opens the door and locks the lock. We're going to start at the top and hang this on the door handle just like that. I’m going down along the edges. Start popping the clips back in. That's all it takes. I'm going to reinstall the screw down here. There's this little window. Close this little door thing. All right. Reinstall this screw. Push that in.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set


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