Subaru Forester 1998-05

Door Glass & Regulator

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Power Windows



Diagnosis & Testing
  1. Make sure that the power window motor rotates properly when battery voltage is applied to terminals of motor connector.
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  3. Change the polarity of battery connections to terminals to ensure that motor rotates in reverse direction.
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  5. Using an ohmmeter, check the resistance of the terminals of the power window switch using the illustration.

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    Fig. Check the resistance of the main power window switch assembly



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    Fig. Check the resistance of the passenger side and rear power window switch panels

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Removal & Installation
Motor & Regulator
1998-2002 Models
  1. Remove the gusset cover, power window switch assembly, pocket and inner door handle.
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  3. Remove the trim panel screws and disengage the trim panel clips.
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  5. Detach the trim panel and disconnect the electrical connector.
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  7. Remove the speaker, trim bracket and remove assembly. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
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  9. Using a spatula, remove the door sealer.
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  11. Remove the outer mirror assembly.
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  13. Remove the gusset.
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  15. Operate the power windows switch so the bolts from the regular assembly are visible through the service holes.
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  17. Take out the glass door panel upward.
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  19. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  21. Disconnect the power window motor wiring harness.
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  23. Loosen the four bolts and two nuts to pull out the regulator assembly.
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  25. Remove the screws to remove the motor from the regulator assembly.
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  27. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Remove the screws to remove the motor from the regulator assembly-1998-2002 models

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2003-05 Models
  1. Remove the gusset cover.
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  3. Pull up the inner door handle cover toward you to remove the upper hook. Pull down it to remove the lower hook. Remove the inner door handle cover.
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  5. Remove the power window switch assembly.
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  7. Using a trim panel remover, remove the clips of the trim panel.
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  9. Remove the speaker.
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  11. Using a spatula, remove the door sealer.
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  13. Remove the outer mirror assembly.
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  15. Remove the front end of the door weatherstrip and gusset.
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  17. Remove the stabilizers.
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  19. Remove the rear end of the door weatherstrip (inner and outer).
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  21. Operate the power windows switch so the bolts from the regular assembly are visible through the service holes. Remove the mounting nuts.
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  23. Take out the door glass.
    CAUTION
    Do not turn the regulator in closing direction after removal of the glass. Otherwise gear may be disengaged.

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  25. Loosen the nuts to remove the rear sash.
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  27. Disconnect the power window motor wiring harness.
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  29. Loosen the four bolts and two nuts to pull out the regulator assembly.
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  31. Remove the screws to remove the motor from the regulator assembly.
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  33. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Motor/regulator assembly mounting bolts and nuts-2003-05 models



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    Fig. Lower the power window to the position so the mounting nuts are visible through the service holes-2003-05 models

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Switch
1998-2002 Models
  1. Remove the two hooks of the switch panel to remove the power window main switch.
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  3. Disconnect the wiring harness from the power window switch.
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  5. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Release the hooks (A) to remove the power window switch assembly-1998-2002 models

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2003-05 Models
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Using a flat tip screwdriver, remove the screw cover.
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  5. Loosen the screw to remove the power window main switch.
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  7. Disconnect the wiring harness.
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  9. Installation is the reverse order of removal.

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    Fig. Remove the screw cover and loosen the screw to remove the power window switch-2003-05 models

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