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1999 ford contour: I replace a window regulator

Customer Question

how do I replace a window regulator for a 1999 ford contour? are there any video's available?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Brad B replied 7 years ago.
Hey Gary;

Thanks for choosing justanswer.com! Which door are you working with? And does it have manual or automatic windows?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Drivers side. Automatic windows
Expert:  Brad B replied 7 years ago.
Power Window Regulator
Notes

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the door trim panel.

  1. Detach the door speaker.
    • Remove the speaker retaining screws.

  1. Remove the door speaker
    • Disconnect the multiplug.

  1. Detach the watershield.
    • Using a plastic knife (disposable cutlery), cut through the Butyl strip to enable the watershield to be peeled back.

CAUTION: Do not touch the adhesive surface as re-bonding will be impaired.

  1. Connect the window operating switch electrical connector.

  1. Remove the window glass retaining bolts.
    • Align the retaining bolts with the access holes.
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.

  1. Raise and support the glass in the fully closed position.

  1. Detach the window motor and regulator.
  1. Remove the regulator assembly bolts and allow the assembly to rest in the bottom of the door.
  2. Remove the regulator motor (three bolts), or manual regulator winder (two bolts) and allow the assembly to rest in the bottom of the door.

  1. Disconnect the regulator motor electrical connector.

  1. Remove the window regulator.

  1. Remove the motor mounting plate nut.

  1. Remove the motor mounting bushes.

INSTALLATION



  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

 

Service and Repair
Notes

REMOVAL

All Vehicles

  1. Remove the door latch release handle bezel (passenger side shown, driver side similar).
1Remove the screw cover.
2Remove the screw.
3Detach the bezel.
4Disconnect the electrical connectors.

  1. Remove the interior door handle.
1Remove the bezel.
2Remove the screws.
3Remove the handle.

Vehicles With Manual Windows

  1. Remove the window regulator handle.
    • Use a suitable piece of wire.

All Vehicles

  1. Remove the side window vent trim panel.
1Remove the screw cover.
2Remove the screw.
3Remove the panel.

  1. Remove the door trim panel.

INSTALLATION

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

 

 

Interior Door Trim Panel - Replacement Tip
Notes
Article No.
99-8-15

 

05/03/99

INTERIOR TRIM - DOOR TRIM PANEL
REPLACEMENT - SERVICE TIP

 

FORD:
1995-1997 PROBE, THUNDERBIRD
1995-1999 CONTOUR, CROWN VICTORIA, MUSTANG
1996-1999 ESCORT, TAURUS
1998-1999 ESCORT ZX2

 

LINCOLN-MERCURY:
1993-1998 MARK VIII
1995-1997 COUGAR
1995-1999 CONTINENTAL, GRAND MARQUIS, MYSTIQUE, TOWN CAR
1996-1999 SABLE, TRACER
1999 COUGAR

 

LIGHT TRUCK:
1993-1996 BRONCO
1993-1997 F SUPER DUTY, F-250 HD, F-350
1993-1999 F-150, F-250 LD
1995-1997 AEROSTAR
1995-1999 ECONOLINE, EXPLORER, RANGER, VILLAGER, WINDSTAR
1997-1999 EXPEDITION, MOUNTAINEER
1998-1999 NAVIGATOR
1999 SUPER DUTY F SERIES

 

ISSUE
There has been an increase in the number of door trim panel replacements due to damage. This may be caused by a misconception of the type of fastener used to secure the door trim panel.

 

ACTION
Review the appropriate model/year Service/Workshop Manual, Section 01-05/501-05 prior to removing the door trim panel. Use the Quick Reference Guide at the end of this article to determine the type of fastener used for the vehicle being worked on.

 


 

For a door trim panel with "molded hook" design, Figure 1 displays the correct direction of force applied during the door trim panel removal procedure. Refer to the Door Trim Panel Attachment Scheme Chart to identify vehicles with molded hook designs.

WARNING REMOVE ALL THE SCREWS AND TWO-STAGE PINS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE TRIM PANEL.

 

Detailed instructions and illustration can be found in the appropriate model/year Service/Workshop Manual, Section 01-05/501-05.

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES: NONE
WARRANTY STATUS: INFORMATION ONLY
OASIS CODES: 102000, 107000,112000,190000

 

 

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