(See last post here
Well everyone, got my power windows installed this weekend. Here's a pic of my truck after I was done:
Just kidding. The installation went will, with a few minor roadblocks.
The hardest part of this installation was figuring out the bolt pattern for the new regulators. Once that was figured out, it really was just bolt-on-and-go. I ended up having my little brother hold the windows. I tried the masking tape approach, but ended up having to coordinate moving the window and threading the regulator at the same time. Not easy.
Once it was in, I plugged in the control and tested it. It worked! Then I discovered a slight flaw in my setup. When the window was fully down, I noticed the motors worked harder and I actually blew the 10A fuse for them. Turns out the rivets that hold the window to the track were rubbing on the new arm. So, I had to drill down one rivet on each door so it would clear. Talk about nerve racking!
Anyone else have this problem?????
The undrilled rivet (towards rear of truck):
And what I had to do to the forward rivets to get them to clear the arms...
The whole thing took the better part of an afternoon, but the end result was well worth it. Now I just need to tidey up the wiring, grease the window tracks and figure out what to do about the dust panels. Anyone know where I can get replacements? The old ones have long lost their sticky.