Ok in this article im going to show u how to swap your ranger from manual to power windows using OEM parts.
Note: this is for the pwr windows only my truck has shaved doors and mirrors so i didn't do the pwr locks or the pwr mirrors but its just as easy as the windows.
Note: with this method the auto down feature will not work i plan on installing one of the autoloc modules to do this later on.
STEP #1 The first thing your going to want to do is head to the junk yard find a ranger with the power options in the door u will want to get the following parts
1. the pwr window regulators with motors attached for both sides.
2. the switches and the wiring that goes from the switches to under the dash.
3. the plastic part of the door panel that the switches snap into
4. the plastic wire holders that go on the door
STEP #2 once u get the parts u need your going to want to start cutting wires out of the harness that u dont need if u want to do pwr locks and mirrors skip this step. U dont have to do this but it makes it look cleaner and life alot easier.
On the driver side switch u will want to keep the 6 wires coming out of it they are as follows.
1. Lb/blk stripe is pwr to window switch
2. wht/blk stripe is driver window up
IMPORTANT!!! there are two tan/Lb stripe wires one is small one is big.
3. tan/Lb stripe is driver window down (SMALL wire)
4. tan/Lb is the crossover wire between the switch on the driver side for the passenger window to the switch on the passenger side (big wire)
5. wht/ylw stripe is the other crossover wire
6. blk ground
u also have a wht/blk stripe coming from the window motor and a solid red wire. you will need to wire the wht/black stripe from the motor to the wht/blk stripe coming from the switch. Then take the solid red from the motor and wire it to the (SMALL)tan/Lb wire. After this is done u should have 4 wires coming out of the harness(if u strip all the other stuff out) they are the lb/blk stripe, the blk ground, and the two crossover wires
On the passenger side switch there is 5 wires as stated before. You can stripe all the wires out of the harness that u dont need. If u do this there should be 3 wires coming out of the end of the harness. the Lb/blk stripe, and the two crossover wires.
1. Lb/blk stripe is power to switch
2. red/ylw goes to window motor
3. ylw/red stripe goes to window motor
4. tan/Lb is the crossover wire as mentioned before
5. wht/ylw is the other crossover wire
once this is done set them to the two harnesses to the side and on to step 3
STEP #3 Remove both door panels and set them aside i didn't take pics of this cause most everyone knows how.
STEP #4 Use masking tape and tape both windows in the all the way up position just to make sure they dont fall.
STEP #5 When u look at the door u will see 3 rivets these will need to be drilled out i used a corded drill and a good 1/4in drill bit.
Once u have the rivets drill out pull the manual window regulator out of the door and set it aside.
STEP #6 Get the driver side window motor regulator assembly its hard to explain but it can only go in one way. untape the window and bring it down until u can get the plastic end of the regulator in the track. Now position the mounting holes to match the holes in the door (NOTE:they dont use the same holes as the manual ones but the holes are already in the door.
The picture shows which holes to mount the assembly in. Use short 1/4 in bolts with a nut and lock washer to bolt the assembly in place
There are 4 mounting holes but u can only get bolts in 3 of them.
STEP #7 go to passenger side drill the same 3 rivets out and follow the same instructions as step 6
Once u have both assemblies in place and mounted go to step 8
STEP #8 Take the rubber loom in between the door and cab out of the door and cab to where its just setting in between so u can have access to both sides.
Remove the black pieces that cover the end of the carpet and the kick panel on both sides.
STEP #9 Start on driver side remove the speaker. Feed the wires through the door into the rubber boot and into the cab. u can reach up where the kick panel is and grab the wires to feed them through. There is a certain hole to put it through so u can use the factory plastic wire holders that go on the door (see picture) run wires exactly how shown
(This is how the door should look when done.)
once u get the wires in the cab u should see this
3 wires and a ground wire
STEP #10 Ground the blk wire to the factory ground behind the kick panel
Leave the other 3 wires hanging the for now
STEP #11 Go to the passenger side feed the wires in the door through the black loom and into the cab. Same as the driver side u should have 3 wires coming out on the passenger side, The Lb/blk stripe and the two crossover wires
The passenger door should look like this when done
At this point u should be done with the doors now its on to wiring.
U will need a few things from the part store for the next few steps
1. mini fuse add a line
2. a fusible link lead wire
3. heavy duty fuse holder
4. a relay ( i had a left over keep it clean 40 amp relay i used)
5. a roll of 14ga. wire
STEP #12 You will need to use the add a line to tap into your fuse box. You will want to find a fuse that is keyed that way the windows will only work with the key on. Run a piece of the 14ga. wire from the add a link down to where u have the 3 wires hanging.
I used fuse number 10 for 2 reasons. 1. theres not very many keyed functions in the fuse box and for 2. it was closer to the back of the fuse box so it would close right with the add a link installed. (u will see what im talking about)
STEP #13 Now your going to want to run a constant hot from the battery. I used the distribution block that is on the side of the fuse box for this.
This is where u will use the fusible link lead and the fuse holder u bought
attach the two together.
Unbolt either side of the distribution block in the pic and bolt your fusible link to it as shown
then crimp connect a piece of the 14ga. wire to the other end of the fuse holder and run it through the fire wall down to were the other wires are hanging on the driver side
Now go back to the factory ground i showed u earlier and run another piece of the 14ga. wire to were the wires are hanging this will be the ground for the relay.
STEP #14 go to the passenger side and run a piece of the 14ga. wire from the Lb/blk wire over to same wire on the driver side splice these together into one wire put a female end connector on it so it can plug into the relay
Now take a piece of the 14ga. wire and connect it to the wht/ylw stripe wire run it to the driver side wire and connect it to the matching wire. Do the same for the tan/Lb.
STEP #15 Now on the driver side u should have 1 wire coming from the window switches (Lb/Blk) and 3 wires coming from the truck. Put female end connectors on all 4 wires. These for will be the 4 u plug into the relay.
Get the relay mine has 5 prongs.
Take the wire with the inline fuse holder from the distribution block and plug it into 87 on the relay.
Take the ground from the kick panel and plug it into 85 on the relay.
Take the wire coming from the add a line in the fuse box and plug it into 86 on the
Take the Lb/ blk wire coming from the switches and plug it into 30 on the relay.
87a is not used
Now find a good mounting spot for the relay i put mine behind the panel under the steering column (it has two bolts at the bottom of the dash that hold it on). Hide all wires.
STEP #16 Turn key on and test switches make sure both windows roll up and down make sure the tracks are clean and lubed.
STEP #17 Reinstall door panels.
STEP #18 reinstall the plastic pieces the switches go in.
DONE!!! Enjoy your new power windows. If i forgot anything please let me know this is my first write up so i may have forgot something. Feel free to ask me any questions u may have.