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How to Replace Window Regulator 02-06 Toyota Camry

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How to Replace Window Regulator 02-06 Toyota Camry

Created on: 2011-06-08

This video will cover the steps for removing the door panel and window regulator, including how to remove the balance spring and reset the regulator motor

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door pull with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece inside the door handle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pry off the trim piece at the front top corner of the door panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the Phillips head screw at the front top corner of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door pull
    • Remove the Phillips head screw inside the door handle
    • Pry up the window switch panel by hand
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Remove the two Phillips screws at the bottom of the door panel
    • Remove the Phillips screw from the door panel bracket
    • Pry out the door panel by hand
    • Pry off the mirror base trim piece by hand
    • Lift the door panel up and off
    • Disconnect the latch cables from the door handle
    • Carefully pull off the water shield
    • Disconnect the speaker lead
    • Remove four 10mm screws from the speaker
    • Pull off the speaker
  2. step 2 :Removing the Window Regulator
    • Disconnect the window motor lead
    • Loosen 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 two 10mm bolts from the window track
    • Pull the window regulator out through the door
  3. step 3 :Separating the Window Motor from the Regulator
    • Pull off the balance spring with pliers
    • Remove the three T25 Torx screws from the window motor
    • Pull the motor away from the regulator
  4. step 4 :Resetting the Motor
    • Connect the window switch wiring harness
    • Connect the window motor to the lead
    • Turn the vehicle on
    • Run the motor up for 4 seconds
    • Disconnect the window motor lead
  5. step 5 :Reinstalling the Motor
    • Pull back the window motor bracket on the regulator
    • Pull the balancing spring into place
    • Pull the bracket back to the middle
    • Put the motor onto the bracket
    • Insert the three T25 bolts into the motor
  6. step 6 :Reinstalling the Regulator
    • Insert one of the bolts into the window regulator
    • Push the regulator into the door
    • Hang the regulator by its bolt
    • Insert the four 10mm bolts into the regulator
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the window track
    • 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
    • For more detailed instructions, please see the 2005 Camry window regulator replacement video
  7. step 7 :Resetting the Auto-Pinch Feature
    • Connect the window motor lead
    • Run the window up and down three times with the switch
    • Then raise the window with the auto setting
    • Disconnect the window switch wiring harness
  8. step 8 :Reinstalling the Door Panel
    • Put the water shield into place
    • Put the speaker into place
    • Insert the four 10mm bolts into the speaker
    • Connect the speaker wiring lead
    • Connect the latch cables to the door handle
    • Lift the door panel into place
    • Push in the door panel
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door panel bracket
    • Insert the Phillips screw at the top front corner of the door panel
    • Push on the trim piece at the top front corner of the door panel
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door handle
    • Push on the trim piece inside the door handle
    • Insert the two Phillips screws at the bottom of the door panel
    • Connect the window switch wiring harnesses
    • Push in the window switch panel
    • Insert the Phillips screw into the door pull
    • Push in the door pull trim piece
    • Push on the mirror base trim piece

Tools needed for replacement

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Slip-Joint Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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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 reset the auto pinch feature on this 2005 Toyota Camry. This basically involves removing the window regulator and window motor. The tools you'll need are a Phillips and regular screwdrivers, as well as a 10mm socket and ratchet and a T25 Torx driver.

To remove the door panel, first you're going to remove a series of screws. There's one in behind here and you'll see me pry that out. Underneath here, you can pry this rubber up and there's a screw under there. Pry off this little grommet and there's a screw under there and then there's two screws at the bottom, one there and one there. Use your screwdriver. Put it in the back corner and pry it up and out on that rubber piece. Up here, you put it right in the back there and this plastic piece should come out and then this piece should just pry right off. We'll just speed it up here a little bit as I remove those three screws, the one up there, the one in behind the door handle and the one down on the door pull. Pull up and off. Your mirror has a little tab, you push on with your thumb and pull out. There's a tab right here. Push on it with your thumb and pull out. You want to make sure you reset this connector by pulling it all the way back. Fast forward here, again, as I remove those two lower screws. Now that you've removed this panel, you're going to see a Phillips screw right down in here. Remove that. Now you can just grab the bottom of your panel. You need to pull this little triangle right out here and pull your panel up and off. Now, reach in behind here and you can pull your cables out and up and your panel comes off. Now, carefully remove your water shield. You want to avoid tearing it. I'm going to tear it right up and around the harness, there so I can pull it off. Now you're going to press a little tab on the side of your speaker lead and pull it up and out and then remove four 10mm screws and remove your speaker and set it aside.

Now, your window regulator connects to your window with two bolts, you want to loosen that bolt and then loosen this bolt. Then the window regulator is held to the door by four bolts here. Then, right here, is your lead. There's a little tab. I think you can see it. My finger's pressing in on it. My finger's pressing on it, and pulling out. If your vehicle is equipped with the auto pinch sensor then once you disconnect that window motor you will need to reset that feature and I have another video, just check our videos for Toyota Camry auto pinch sensor reset. You can tell if you have the auto pinch if you run your window up, press down on it while it's going up and it stops and goes back down. For this one down, I'm going to use a 10mm wrench. Now I can lift the window up. I used some painter's tape just as a precaution to keep that window up. We'll hit a little fast forward, as, right now, all I'm doing is using a 10mm socket and ratchet on those four bolts that are in a square. At the top left one, you just need to loosen it; you don't have to pull it all the way out. Then, I'm removing the other two bolts that hold the track and, then, as you can see a little bit later, once you remove the last bolt, the regulator falls down. There's your regulator out.

If you want to change your window motor, first, you need to release this balance spring, which you should be able to just grab hold of with nice big pair of pliers and let it go. Now, on the back side, there are three T25 Torx screws. I'm just going to fast forward through removing those three screws.

Now with the motor separate from the regulator, you want to go back to the vehicle. Turn your key on and now this is an electric motor so a couple of things, this section can get hot when it runs and then you don't want to get any hair or anything caught up in there. So, be very careful of both of those spots. Connect your motor and it's probably best to hold it just like this and before you do anything just practice connecting it and disconnecting it. What you'll want to do is with the key on, go to your switch and let the motor run for about four seconds: one, two, three, four. Then, disconnect it. Something very important I forgot to mention there is you do want to be running your motor up for the four seconds. You want to press your button up.

What you want to do know is you take this whole bracket and you swing it around and then you put the balancing spring into place. Now, you swing the bracket back around, about the middle is good enough, and put the motor down. When you got the motor in, keep it squeezed, start one of your bolts, and start another one. Tighten them up.

I'm going to fast forward through installing the window regulator. If you want to see this in regular speed, just check out our other video for window regulator replacement in the Camry. Do stay tuned because there's another step. You need to run the window properly in order to make sure you train the motor on where the stops are.

With your regulator all back in, turn your key on again and you don't want to use your auto feature, you just want to press lightly up and run it. You want to plug it in first and run the window up, just using manual and run it down using manual. Now repeat this three times. Now you do the auto and you are all set.

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:

    Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Slip-Joint Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

2002 - 2006  Toyota  Camry
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