How to Install a Power Window Switch - MOTIV8 Engineering
  • Please read this manual carefully before installation.
  • Please also refer to the Ford Service Manual in conjunction with this manual.
  • After the installation has been completed, please keep this manual for future reference.
  • If the install was done in a shop, please make sure to give this manual to the owner.

Kit Contents

  • Window switch
  • Switch removal tool

Required tools

  • FORD workshop service manual
  • Set of wrenches

Caution

  • This product was designed specifically for the application specified. If an attempt is made to use this product on another car other than specified, you will risk damaging this switch and components related to it.
  • Please have regular maintenance checks to ensure the item remains securely fitted.
  • Do not use any excessive force when using this product as you risk damaging the product or other parts.
  • This product must be installed with the appropriate tools and equipment to prevent any electrical failures, injuries, or bodily harm.

Installation

Preparing for replacement:

  1. Park your vehicle.
  2. Engage the parking brake to ensure your vehicle will not move. Shut off the engine and ignition, and remove the key from the ignition switch.
  3. Install a nine-volt battery saver into your car. This will keep your computer live and save your current settings for the vehicle.
  4. Pop the hood to disconnect your battery. Take the ground cable off of the battery's negative post, disabling the power.

Replacement

  1. Remove the rear section of the floor console and remove the harness from the switch. If you see any moisture or debris at the harness, get electrical cleaner and clean out the harness.
  2. Remove the bezel with windows switches. To remove, unlock the tabs and pull the bezel with switches toward the outside of the console.
  3. To install, reverse the removal procedure. Ensure the locking tabs snap onto the power window switch, keeping it secured.
  4. Connect the ground cable back onto the battery's negative post.
  5. Tighten the battery clamp. Ensure the connection is good.
  6. Remove the nine-volt battery saver.

 

NOTE: If you did not have a nine-volt battery saver, there is a chance you will have to reset all of the settings in your vehicle, such as your radio, electric seats, and electric mirrors.

 

If your door window does not open after replacing the power window switch, further diagnosis of the power window switch assembly may be needed, or there is a possible electronic component failure.

 

If you do not feel confident doing the job yourself, have a certified technician perform the replacement.