1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How to Replace Window Regulator 92-96 Toyota Camry

Share on:

How to Replace Window Regulator 92-96 Toyota Camry

Created on: 2021-01-16

Learn how to replace the window regulator and motor in your 92-96 Toyota Camry

  1. step 1 :Removing the Door Panel
    • Remove the sail panel behind the mirror
    • Pry up the door latch bezel with a flat blade screwdriver.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the five screws
    • Press the push pins in on the edges and bottom of the door panel and pry it out
    • On the edges of the door panel, remove the push clips by depressing the center and pulling the body of the clip out.
    • Pry up the window switch panel
    • Unplug the switch panel from the wiring harness
    • Pull the door panel off, lifting it up over the lock and door latch
  2. step 2 :Removing the Window Regulator
    • Peel back the water shield
    • 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 three 10mm bolts from the regulator
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the window motor
    • Pull the window regulator out through the door
  3. step 3 :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 two 10mm bolts into the regulator
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the window motor
    • 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
  4. step 4 :Installing the Door Panel
    • Thread the wiring harness through the switch panel hole
    • Clip the door panel on, securing with the push clips
    • Depress the body of the clip and push in the center to anchor them on the sides and bottom
    • Screw in the five Phillips screws in the door pull
    • Reconnect the wiring harness to the switch panel
    • Clip the switch panel and the door latch bezel back on
    • Press the sail panel on

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Painter's Tape

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

    Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    10mm Wrench

Installation Video
Watch video

Brought to you by, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet.

Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to use my 20+ years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 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 replace the front window regulator on this '94 Camry, same as any '92 to '96, and also very similar for the passenger side.

Tools you'll need are a regular screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, 10 millimeter wrench or a socket with ratchet and extension, and some painter's tape.

Okay, we're going to start out by removing this trim panel up here. Just kind of put your fingers in behind. If you want, you can use a little screwdriver, and this just pops out. See it has a little pin to go in the grommets there. Now you need to remove this bezel around your door handle, and you do that by inserting a screwdriver at the top, prying up some, and pulling it out.

Okay, now you do the same thing at the bottom. I'm prying up with my screwdriver and pulling out with my fingers here, and that comes out. Close up of where you place your screwdriver in order to pry that bezel.

Now you need to remove four covers that show screws, so basically, you just kind of pry these right off. Now I just keep my hand over them because sometimes they'll go flying a little bit. There's another one right under here. Just going to pry it out and pull it out by hand. And then there's another one right down in here. Same thing.

Now remove five screws: One, two, three, four, and then there's one in there, five. Okay, and then on the end of the door, there's two pins. You actually push the center of the pin in and then you can actually pull it out. Okay, now here's a close up. Push in the pin and then use a screwdriver or your fingernail to pry those two pins out of the end of the door. And now there's four pins along the bottom of the door. I just recommend getting your hand underneath and giving a good quick tug. My screws came out of the armrest there.

Okay and now you just lift the panel up and off. Okay, then the last step is to disconnect this harness, and there's a little button right here underneath. Press and work the connection out. And if you have the up-level stereo with the tweeter in the door pull, you'll need to disconnect those.

Now here, you're going to carefully peel back your water shield. You want to just take care not to tear it, and if that sticky stuff doesn't work when you put it back together, you can use some tape and you'll notice I have the inside door handle off. That's just to clear out the water shield out of the way a little more to film. You don't actually have to take your inside door handle off in order to get to this part.

Okay, so here you can see is my regulator and now you can see mine actually works just fine. I'm just showing you how to do it on this car. But there's two bolts that hold the regulator to the window, and those are 10 millimeters. So what you'll do is undo those bolts and lift your window up. Use some painter's tape to tape it up, and then there's bolts that hold the regulator in: one, two and three.

The connector here you're going to undo and then one, two, three bolts that hold the window on there. What usually happens on these regulators is the cable breaks, and when the cable's broken or your window will fall down to the bottom, so you can usually grab onto the top of it and slide it up, and then you'll want to remove these two 10 millimeter bolts.

Okay, then take your window and slide it right up to the top. I have some painted tape waiting here. And here I'm attaching some painter's tape to hold the window up in the frame while I work on the regulator. And now, you'll want to unplug your window motor by pressing down on a tab right here, pointing that from there and let's see here. Change the screwdriver. Pry that out.

Now you can undo these three: one, two, three. Now remove these three for the window motor. Okay the window motor and the regulator comes back, down and out.

So here's my original regulator and new regulator from 1A Auto. You can see some slight differences actually. Some piece is a little stronger on the 1A Auto motor, but everything's going to install the same. Plug is exactly the same. It's going to plug in fine. Pull up slightly here. So now you put the regulator back up in just like you did, and one thing you want to make sure is once you get the bar straight up and down, you get it inside the window and then pull those studs through.

Start your three nuts that hold the rail, and then get the motor up into place and start those three nuts to hold the motor on. Once you have to bolts started that hold the regulator and motors. Then you can take your tape off, and let your window down onto the regulator. And then what you'll do is line up and start those two bolts, and then once you have those bolts in. Then you can take your 10 millimeter socket with your ratchet and extension, and tighten all of them up.

So there's eight bolts in all that you need to tighten and they need to be firm. They don't have to be super tight or anything like that, just nice and firm. Now that everything's tightened up, just want to route your harness right through here. Hook it together. My switch must have been down. So key's on. Everything's working correctly. Okay, and now you can put your plastic water shield back on and again, if that sticky stuff wore out or whatever, use some masking tape.

If you ripped it, use a little duct tape to mend it up. Okay, we're just going to fast forward through putting the door panel back on. If you took it off, you'll probably be able to get it back on without too much trouble. If you do want to see this in real time for some help to get the door panel back on, just check out our other window for the Camry door panel installation and you can see that in regular motion. We hope this helps you out.

Brought to you by, 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

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench

1994 - 1996  Toyota  Camry
1992 - 1996  Toyota  Camry
Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.