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window regulator/motor install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by banditstpk, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Jul 2, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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    banditstpk

    banditstpk [OP] Pabst knows best

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    first you unscrew the door handle
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    pop out the two circle covers
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    unscrew the two screws inside the door handle
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    pop out the plastic clips that hold the door panel to the door frame
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    slide the door handle to the inside of the cab to release it from the door frame
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    make sure to swing away the clear/white clip from the door latch lever attached to the door handle so you can release the lever/bar from the handle
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    release the rest of the door panel away from the door frame
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    if you are completely removing the door panel from the door frame be sure to remove the electrical connectors
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    remove the connector that connects the window motor to the switch
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    push the window down to unbolt the window from the regulator
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    i did this to help support the window when i removed the regulator bolts..
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    unscrew these 6 bolts to release the motor/regulator from the door frame
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    install is the reverse from disassemble..
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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    DesertRatliff

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    Great write up! Thanks.

    I've got to do this to my passenger side sooner than later.
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2018 at 11:26 AM
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    Looks like the factory part is discontinued. Anyone have an aftermarket brand and part number they recommend? Some of the non-OEM stuff is crap. 2000 Tacoma PreRunner xtra cab.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    @ O.P.
    THANKS. I had my pax side replaced a year ago by some jack-leg mofo. It has rattled ever since, and I've resisted tearing into it. Now I have a pictorial guide.
     
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  5. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    So no suggestions on aftermarket brands for the regulator/motor assembly? Certainly someone has an opinion one way or the other.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    Pretty sure we put in Dorman on my driver's side. It's been fine.
     
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  7. Aug 10, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    You forgot the cursing and bleeding part, nice write up though
     
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    Thx. That's what I ordered. Lifetime warranty so what the heck.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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  10. Aug 13, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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  11. Aug 15, 2018 at 8:09 AM
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    I thought I had posted this last week but I guess something went wrong. Here is a PDF of the original write-up (at the beginning of this thread) that you can print and take outside when (if) you decide to remove the door panel.

    Again, thanks to "banditstpk" for taking the time to photograph and document his procedure!
     

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  12. Aug 15, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    So I just replaced my kid's driver door regulator and motor and guess what? I'm kind of back to square one. The window just drags soooo slowly, and it sounds like tires squealing at a drag strip. I lubed the front and back channels while I had it apart and it worked great for 3 days. The lube (like most lubes lol) musta just worn off and is again letting very grippy rubber act upon the glass, slowing it down to a crawl. I'm thinking of replacing the front and rear channels and door panel belt weatherstrip to see if new, not-as-sticky, parts will help out. What's another $200 between friends?
     
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  13. Jul 19, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    Did you have to replace all that stuff to fix it? Did it fix it?
     
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  14. Jul 19, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    No. I actually found some silicone lube that worked very well. Lubed the front and rear channels and all is well.
     
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  15. Jul 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Tip/Solution: *Coconut oil. Best ever! ;)
     
  16. Jul 19, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    Lolol
    For your windows and tracks you'll want a silicone based lube like guy mentioned above
     
  17. Jul 27, 2019 at 11:10 PM
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    Oh for sure, but for people (removing a stuck ring on a finger or something like that)-- coconut is the only way to go!
     
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  18. Jul 28, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    Hey, don't give us guys a tip about how to remove a ring on Saturday night.

    You'll get us in all kinds of trouble for even having that knowledge!
     
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  19. Jul 29, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    :rofl:
     
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  20. Mar 2, 2020 at 2:43 PM
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    This information was very helpful.
    My drivers side window would quit working every once in a while. It would go down fine but it would stop going up.
    When this happened I had to wait a few minutes and I could eventually get it to go up a little at a time.
    I replaced the Toyota motor with a Dorman 742-600. I reused the factory lift mechanism.
    I did not like the fact that the Dorman motor did not have screw holes to attach it to the lift.
    I guess the idea was that you would screw hard enough that it would create threads for the screws.
    I guess this is because the Dorman product is a universal so they couldn't put in a specific thread pattern.
    I also did not like the extra pigtail that was required to be used (blue wire in pic). It gets in the way so I had to tuck it in and tie it down.
    Really not crazy about the Dorman design but it was what my local auto parts store had and it seems to work and the window goes up and down so much better now.

    Window motor 3.jpg
     
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