ES300 1992-1997

Window Systems 3

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Power Windows



Removal & Installation
Motor & Regulator

Specific to:

Lexus ES300 1992-1996

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front door trim panel. Refer to Front Door Trim Panel Removal & Installation.
  4.  
  5. Remove the speaker, if applicable.
  6.  
  7. Remove the front door belt molding:
    1. Remove the screw from the front edge of the molding.
    2.  
    3. Pry loose the clips from the edge of the panel and remove the molding.

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      Fig. Remove the door belt molding

    4.  

  8.  
  9. While pulling the weatherstrip by hand, remove the eighteen clips using a clip remover. Do not pull strongly, or weatherstrip may tear.

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    Fig. Remove the weatherstrip

  10.  
  11. Remove the outside rear view mirror. Refer to Power Mirror Removal & Installation.
  12.  
  13. Remove the door inside handle.
    1. Remove the three screws.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the two links from the handle.

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      Fig. Remove the door inside handle

    4.  

  14.  
  15. Remove the window opening plate, as applicable.
  16.  
  17. Remove the service hole cover by pulling at the edge by hand. Do not tear the cover.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect opening control link and inside locking link.
    1. Using a clip remover, remove the clip.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the opening control link and the inside locking link.

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      Fig. Disconnect opening control link and inside locking link

    4.  

  20.  
  21. Remove the two nuts and the two door glass stoppers.

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    Fig. Remove the two door glass stoppers

  22.  
  23. Remove the door glass:
    1. Remove three bolts.

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      Fig. Remove the door glass

    2.  
    3. Pull the door glass out of the panel carefully.
    4.  

  24.  
  25. Remove the bolt and the door inside panel plate.

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    Fig. Remove the door inside panel plate

  26.  
  27. Remove the window regulator:
    1. Remove eight nuts and the regulator.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the connector.

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      Fig. Remove the window regulator

    4.  

  28.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, noting the following:
  2.  
  3. Install the window regulator:
    1. Install the regulator with eight nuts and tighten to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Connect the connector.
    4.  
    5. Temporarily tighten three bolts.
    6.  

  4.  
  5. Install the two door glass stoppers with two bolts.
  6.  
  7. Connect the opening control link and inside locking link:
    1. Connect the opening control link and the inside locking link with the door lock.
    2.  
    3. Install the clip.
    4.  

  8.  
  9. Adjust the door glass.
  10.  
  11. Adjust the front door mirror bracket.
  12.  
  13. Install the service hole cover:
    1. Seal the service hole cover with adhesive. Bring out the links through the service hole cover.
    2.  

  14.  
  15. Install the handle with three screws and connect the two links.
  16.  
  17. Install the door belt molding.
    1. Install the claw of the clips into the upper panel slit and push the molding onto the panel.
    2.  
    3. Install the screw to the molding.
    4.  

  18.  
  19. Push down on the eighteen clips and install the weatherstrip.
  20.  
  21. Install the outside rear view mirror.
  22.  
  23. Install the speaker.
  24.  
  25. Install the front door trim panel.
  26.  

Specific to:

Lexus ES300 1997-1999

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front door trim panel. Refer to Front Door Trim Panel Removal & Installation.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tweeter speaker.
  6.  
  7. Remove the outside rear view mirror. Refer to Power Mirror Removal & Installation.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front door weatherstrip.
  10.  
  11. Remove door inside handle.
    1. Remove the screw.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the 2 control links from the inside handle as shown in the illustration.

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      Fig. Disconnect the 2 control links

    4.  

  12.  
  13. Remove the grommet, then remove the service hole cover.
  14.  
  15. Remove the speaker.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the inside open link and locking link:
    1. Using a clip remover, remove the clip.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the 2 links from the door lock, then remove the 2 links.

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      Fig. Disconnect inside open link and locking link

    4.  

  18.  
  19. Remove the front door weatherstrip.
  20.  
  21. Remove door belt molding:
    1. Remove the 2 clips from the front and rear edge of the molding shown in the illustration.
    2.  
    3. Pry out the clips from the edge of molding and remove the molding.

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      Fig. Remove door belt molding

    4.  

  22.  
  23. Remove the upper stop:
    1. Remove the 2 bolts and 2 upper stops as shown.

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      Fig. Remove door upper stop

    2.  

  24.  
  25. Remove the door glass:
    1. Remove the 3 nuts.
    2.  
    3. Pull the door glass out of the panel carefully.
    4.  

  26.  
  27. Remove the window regulator:
    1. Disconnect the connector.
    2.  
    3. Remove the bolt of the lower plate.
    4.  
    5. Unlock the snap by pulling the lower plate.
    6.  
    7. Remove the snap and lower plate from the stud bolt of lower bracket.
    8.  
    9. Remove the setting nut from the lower bracket.
    10.  
    11. Remove the 5 nuts and window regulator.

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      Fig. Remove the window regulator

    12.  

  28.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, noting the following:
    1. Apply MP grease to the glass guide and rollers of window regulator.

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      Fig. Apply MP grease to the glass guide and rollers of window regulator

    2.  
    3. Install the window regulator and tighten the nuts to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Install the lower plate and tighten the bolt to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Install the upper stops and tighten the 2 bolts to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
    8.  

  2.  

Switch

Specific to:

Lexus ES300 1992-1999

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the armrest cover, as applicable. Tape the screwdriver tip before use.
  4.  
  5. Remove the power window master switch.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the connector.

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    Fig. Remove door trim-1992-96 models



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    Fig. Remove door trim-1997-99 models

  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  2.  

 
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