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How to Replace Window & Lock Switches 07-10 Hyundai Elantra

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  1. step : Removing the Front Door Panel (0:25)
    • Remove the screw cap behind the door handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw behind the cap
    • Remove the screw cap in the bottom of the door pull handle
    • Remove the Phillips screw in the door pull handle
    • Pry around the edge of the door panel to loosen the retaining clips
    • Pry to remove the door speaker housing
    • Disconnect the speaker electrical connector
    • Pull the door panel off the door
    • Disconnect the switch panel electrical connector
  2. step : Removing the Window & Lock Switch (3:50)
    • Remove the four Phillips screws securing the switch panel
    • Push the switch panel from behind out through the door panel
    • Pry the switch assembly from the switch panel
  3. step : Installing the Window & Lock Switch (6:07)
    • Insert the switch assembly into the switch panel
    • Install the switch panel into the door panel
    • Reinstall the four Phillips screws
  4. step : Installing the Door Panel (7:42)
    • Ensure all retaining clips are mounted on the door panel
    • Reconnect the switch panel electrical connector
    • Hang the door panel on the window edge and then press it in to lock in the retaining clips
    • Reinstall the door handle trim
    • Reinstall the door handle screw
    • Close the screw cap in the door handle
    • Reinstall the door pull handle screw
    • Close the screw cap door in the door pull handle

Hey, friends. It's Len here at 1A Auto. Today, I'm working on a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. I'm going to show you how to take out the window and lock switch on the passenger side door. It's going to be a fairly easy job. I'm going to be the guy that shows you how to do it. If you need any parts or instructional videos, you can always check us out at


So, I'm going to start by trying to remove this little plug right here. See if I can get my pocket screwdriver in there. There we are. It's just a little door. There it is. It opens us up to a Phillips head screw. You can use a flathead if you have that. It works just as well.

That's what it looks like... Phillips. We'll put that aside where we can find it. Let's move along. Down inside the door handle, there's another little flappy door. There we are. That little piece of plastic aside. Down in there, there's also a Phillips head. I'll see if I can get it with this screwdriver. It doesn't feel like it. I'm going to grab a stronger screwdriver, and we'll pull that right out. So, we have our Phillips head. I'll see if we can get this in here.

There's our screw. It's a little corroded. Why, a little bit of moisture made its way down in here, and sat in there, and had some fun. Okay. So we've got this out. We've got this out. We'll analyze our situation. The door panel, more than likely, will sit like this, and if there's any other screws they would be kind of along the bottom, which this one doesn't feel like it has any, so that's nice. I'm going to take my plastic trim tool. I'm going to just find one side to come in from, perhaps skinnier one real quick. If I can get it in under here, somewhere.

I'm just working my way up. Be careful getting your fingers into any pinch points. You want to be safe. And we'll move on. There we are. This is what the push clips look like under there, okay? Nothing too crazy. We'll be able to put that right back in, once we get the door panel off. It just pops right off.

We're just going to disconnect our tweeter speaker. There's just a little push clip right there. I like to use my pocket screwdriver. I'm just going to go right here, give it a little push, and pop it out. We'll set that aside. All I did was push right along where this tab is. You can either push on the tab or I even went just in front of it in between the plastic, and then pulled it out. We'll check our electrical connector, to make sure it's in good condition, and we can move along.

Now, let's go ahead and take off our panel. Give it a little shift. I'm going to work it out here. There we are. Get this out of the way. Okay? Get into here. There's one wiring harness that's right back there. There's a little push. Just give it a little push, give this a little tug, check our connector. It looks pretty good. We'll put our door panel aside.

So, to get out our switch unit here... This has the door lock and the window switch... We're going to remove a couple of Phillips head screws, one, two, three, four. And then, there's a little push clip here. We're going to pry in between there, and pop it right out.

I've got my Phillips head. It's the same, the same, same. All four are the same. Easy peasy. I'm going to apply a gentle pressure on this. Come around here. It's going to lift these up. There we are. Now, I'm going to come here to this, push on that. There we are. Grab our door panel. There we are. Window switch and door lock switch, right out of the plate.

Now, to get the switches out of the plate, you can see where all these little dashes are. All right. Go around this side as well. You're going to use something small like a pocket screwdriver. Just go in between here. I'm going to push on the lock itself... the lock button. I'm going to apply a gentle pressure while I try to pry up on that. And I'm going to come over to the other side. Still applying gentle pressure. I'm just trying to give it a little help. Here we are. I'm just going to keep rocking back and forth here. Cool. It's coming out quite a bit now. And I'll move down here. There we are. At this point, it's pretty much ready to come out. There's our switch unit.

So, now it's time to get this back in, right? We're going to take our switch unit, line it back up the way we took it out. I'm just going to give it a little squeeze, okay? I'm going to listen for some clicking. That sounds nice. Give it a little tug. Make sure it doesn't fall apart. I'd hate to push on this, and have the whole switch fall through the door panel. I think it feels great. Let's go ahead and install this back in the door panel. Right here? There's a little hooky-do? That goes under there. This part right here is just going to slide right in afterward. So, I'm going to put the hooky-do underneath there. Keep bringing it down, applying gentle pressure as I go. Okay. It feels like we're getting close here. There we are.

It's time to go ahead and put these screws back in. It's easy to forget to do it, but we're not going to. I'm just going to start them all in. And take them up. I'm just screwing in the plastic here. So, that's probably pretty good right there.

Here we are. Now, we're clear to get the door panel back on.

So, before we go ahead and put the door panel on, we just want to check to make sure that we have all our little clippy-dos inside the panel. There should be one right here. There isn't, so we need to find it. There's one there, one missing here, there, there, there, there, all the way in the round. So, we're missing two. One fell and hit the floor when I was down at the bottom, so I'll show you what I'm going to do. It just slides right in. You see the... there's groves on this? It goes on the outer ring, the farthest one away. It slides right in, just like that. Now, let's find our other one. I'm going to guess it's on the door. Where else would it be, right? Unless the floor, I guess.

So, I'm going to take my little forky tool or if you had something different like a... I don't know, cutters or whatever you need to do to get it out. There we are. Slide it into the door panel like the other one. Easy peasy. Okay? All our clips are in. We're going to take our electrical connector, push it in. I heard it click. Give it a little wiggle. That's very nice.

Now, along the top here, there is a little hook. It goes kind of like this? That's sits right up on here, just like this. So, when you bring it up, I'm just going to try and push in. Settle it down along the top here. Okay. All right. This is up, right? That was down in there. Well, you want to make sure you get it out. Now's the time.

Okay, here comes the fun part. I'm going to hold the door. I'm going to give it a little bonk. Bonk, bonk, bonk. Here we go. It's my thing. Go around. Love it. It's going nowhere. All right!

So, there we are. We can move on to the next step. We'll go ahead and put our screw back in here. We've got our little cover here, and we've got our screw hole. That's going to line up with that hole in there, okay? All we do now is I'm going to lift this, slide that. I'm just going to push it in. And there it is. Nice and snug. We'll take our little cover, lock it in. I've got my Phillips head screw for down here. And there we are. I've got my little door. I'm just going to find the tab here. Yeah. And there it is. All right. We'll double-check everything. That's good. It's looks good.

Thanks for watching.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Phillips Head Screwdriver
  • Pocket Screwdriver

  • Specialty Tools

  • Trim Tool Set

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