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Window Motor & Regulator



Removal & Installation
Optima
  1. Remove the door garnish and detach the electrical connector.

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    Fig. Remove the door garnish and detach the electrical connector

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  3. Remove door inside handle cover screw and cover.

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    Fig. Remove door inside handle cover screw and cover

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  5. Remove the screw from pull handle, then remove the handle.

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    Fig. Remove the screw from pull handle, then remove the handle

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  7. Remove the 2 screws from the right side of door trim.

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    Fig. Remove the 2 screws from the right side of door trim

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  9. Remove two screws and cover from left side of door trim
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  11. Remove two screws from bottom of door trim
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  13. Unfasten door trim and disconnect the electrical connector(s).
  14.  
  15. Carefully remove the plastic door screen, so that it may be reused.
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  17. Reconnect the power window switch.
  18.  
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  21. Turn ignition ON and position window glass about halfway.
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  23. Turn ignition "OFF"
  24.  
  25. Remove glass run channel
  26.  
  27. Remove two glass mounting bolts from window regulator assembly.

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    Fig. Remove two glass mounting bolts from window regulator assembly

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  29. Remove glass carefully; hold glass from both its inner and outer surfaces. While tilting it toward hinge side of door, pull it out from outside door frame.

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    Fig. Remove glass carefully; hold glass from both its inner and outer surfaces. While tilting it toward hinge side of door, pull it out from outside door frame

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  31. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  33. Detach the regulator electrical connector.
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  35. Unfasten the 7 retainers, then remove the regulator assembly through the access hole.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the regulator

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following tightening specifications:
    1. Door module bolt and nuts: 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Door latch screws: 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm).
    4.  

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Rio
  1. Remove inner garnish.

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    Fig. Remove the inner garnish

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  3. Remove the screw from the inside door handle.

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    Fig. Remove the inside door handle screw



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    Fig. Remove the door trim panel retaining screws

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  5. Remove the door trim panel using a trim removal tool.
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  7. Detach the electrical connectors, as necessary.
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  9. Remove the door panel by lifting it up and off of the door.
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  11. Remove the plastic cover, by carefully pulling it away from the door.
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  13. Peel the plastic door cover off the door carefully and gradually.
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  15. Remove the window glass, as follows:
    1. Remove the 2 window regulator-to-glass mounting bolts.
    2.  
    3. Carefully remove the glass; hold the glass from it-s inner AND outer surfaces. While tilting it toward the hinge side of the door, pull it out from the outside door frame.

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      Fig. Be VERY CAREFUL when removing the window glass

    4.  

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  17. Remove the regulator-to-frame retaining nuts, then remove the window regulator from the access hole.

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    Fig. Remove the window regulator through the access hole

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  19. Position the regulator through the access hole, then install the retaining nuts and tighten to 79-113 inch lbs. (9-13 Nm).
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  21. Position the window glass carefully, holding it from its inner and outer surfaces. While tilting the glass towards the hinge side of the door, place it on the small bracket on the window regulator assembly.
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  23. Loosely install the 2 mounting bolts on the window regulator assembly, then tighten the bolts to 17-26 inch lbs. (2-3 Nm).
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  25. Place the window in the fully open position.
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  27. Install the plastic door cover, as follows:
    1. Fasten the cover in position.
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    3. Pull the electrical harness cover from the plastic cover.
    4.  
    5. Pull the remote control rod for the inside door handle out through the door screen.
    6.  

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  29. Position the door panel and attach the electrical connector(s), as necessary.
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  31. Install the door panel retaining screws.
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  33. Install the inside door handle screw.
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  35. Install the inner garnish.
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Sephia & Spectra
  1. Remove the door quadrant inner cover from the door panel.

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    Fig. Remove the door quadrant inner cover from the door panel

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  3. Remove door inner handle cover.

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    Fig. Remove the door inner handle cover

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  5. Remove the arm rest.

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    Fig. Remove the arm rest

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  7. Remove the door trim panel fastener and screws.

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    Fig. Remove the door trim panel fastener and screws

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  9. Remove the door trim and detach the electrical connector(s).
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  11. Carefully remove the plastic door screen, so that it may be reused.
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  13. Connect the power window switch connector.
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  15. Attach the negative battery cable.
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  17. Turn the ignition switch ON and set the window glass grip bolts on the access hole.

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    Fig. Turn the ignition switch ON and set the window glass grip bolts on the access hole

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  19. Turn the ignition switch OFF .
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  21. Remove the glass run channel.
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  23. Remove the window glass grip bolts. 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Remove the door glass carefully to avoid breaking it.
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  27. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  29. Remove the power window switch connector.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following:
    1. Tighten the window glass grip bolts to 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).
    2.  
    3. When installing the glass run channel, use soap and water for lubrication.
    4.  
    5. Tighten the door module bolt and nuts to 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Tighten the door latch screws to 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm).
    8.  

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Window Switch Control Panel



Removal & Installation
Optima
  1. Remove the door garnish and detach the electrical connector.

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    Fig. Remove the door garnish and detach the electrical connector

  2.  
  3. Remove door inside handle cover screw and cover.

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    Fig. Remove door inside handle cover screw and cover

  4.  
  5. Remove the screw from pull handle, then remove the handle.

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    Fig. Remove the screw from pull handle, then remove the handle

  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 screws from the right side of door trim.

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    Fig. Remove the 2 screws from the right side of door trim

  8.  
  9. Remove two screws and cover from left side of door trim
  10.  
  11. Remove two screws from bottom of door trim
  12.  
  13. Unfasten door trim and disconnect the electrical connector(s).
  14.  
  15. Detach the connector and remove the window switch from the door panel.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following tightening specifications:
    1. Door module bolt and nuts: 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Door latch screws: 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm).
    4.  

  2.  

Rio
  1. Using a suitable tool, carefully pry the power window switch from the door panel and detach the electrical connector.
  2.  
  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  4.  

Sephia And Spectra
  1. Remove the door quadrant inner cover from the door panel.

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    Fig. Remove the door quadrant inner cover from the door panel

  2.  
  3. Remove door inner handle cover.

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    Fig. Remove the door inner handle cover

  4.  
  5. Remove the arm rest.

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    Fig. Remove the arm rest

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  7. Remove the door trim panel fastener and screws.

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    Fig. Remove the door trim panel fastener and screws

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  9. Remove the door trim and detach the electrical connector(s).
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  11. Remove the power window switch (A) by pushing the mounting clip of the switch.

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    Fig. Remove the power window switch (A) by pushing the mounting clip of the switch

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following tightening specifications:
    1. Door module bolt and nuts: 6-9 ft. lbs. (8-12 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Door latch screws: 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm).
    4.  

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